Use the CB to cope with ‘freight-training’ traffic phenomenon
A critical question to ask yourself: Is fighting the traffic worth the headache and the safety risks and additional pounding your truck will take?
We all know heavy traffic will increase stress levels, increase the risk of accidents, and you’re going to be hammering the throttle, scratching gears, and dynamiting the brakes somewhere along the line. Don’t forget, either, that trying to go around has its own set of problems. Chances are the local savvy four-wheelers are trying to make their way around the mess too.
The other obvious alternative to the song-and-dance technique is to either wake up ultra-early and beat the traffic or just end your day short before the traffic hits. Weighing the cost-benefit compared to the opportunity of a couple more hours of home time doesn’t always add up in my book. Moreover, the emotional value of breezing through a stretch you knew was destroyed a few hours earlier can be worth the wait.
If you know of trouble hot spots outside the big city where the traffic drives you crazy, we would love to hear about them. Also, if you have any further techniques you would like to share, please do.