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Local Phone: 410-685-4474
2723 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21230


Truck Driving Safety Tips to Use in Windy Weather

Today, we want to give you some truck driving safety tips that will help you get through windy weather.

Truck drivers are out on the road constantly, and this means they’re constantly exposed to whatever the weather has to throw at them. While some days are bright and sunny, or peaceful and cloudy, there are other days during which the weather is less forgiving. Truck drivers may be faced with weather conditions such as rain, hail, and snow, among other types of hazardous weather. Another type of weather that can be dangerous is strong winds. Today, we want to give you some truck driving safety tips that will help you get through windy weather.

Give Your Truck an Inspection

Before you get on the road, make sure your truck is ready to handle windy weather conditions. Something specific that you can do is make sure your tires are inflated properly, and ensure that they have good tread depth. You also want to take a look at your lights, brakes, and steering because all of these functions need to be void of issues if you’re going to drive safely when it’s windy.

Coordinate Your Truck Stops

When you’re on the road, weather conditions can change. As such, it’s possible for winds to get so strong that it might not be wise to continue driving until the weather has become safer and more manageable. Pay close attention to how the severity of winds change. If weather conditions are getting a little uncomfortable for you, it’s smart to pull over and find a safe place to wait it out.

Slow Down

This is a truck driving tip that’s relevant during any type of inclement weather (and also during night driving). By driving at a slower speed, you’ll retain more control of your vehicle while you’re on the road. You also want to keep a firm grip on your steering wheel to give you even more control when driving.

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
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