As snow falls and cold winds blow, winter weather tests professional truck drivers in ways that a 72-and-sunny day just never will. But sometimes, truckers fail.
Here on Channel 19, Overdrive has documented Roadcheck fails, but that's a spring/summer affair. This year, around the holidays, we're taking a look at some off-season blunders and slippery situations in the snow -- and mud, as you'll see.
Of course, many of these headaches might have been avoided with a simple pre-trip inspection, or even a basic working knowledge of chain-up procedure or, yeah, how to read a map. Yet, to modify an old saying, common sense is never as common as we all wish it was.
Check that tire pressure, go over those winter maintenance tips, and enjoy knowing that however rough the road might be on your equipment, there's definitely someone rolling in worse.
Below, some of the worst fails reported by commercial vehicle enforcement outfits around the country. And keep scrolling, we've saved the "best" for last.