We’re still in the middle of the spring season, and it’s a season that brings both good and bad things to truck drivers. While it’s nice to not be dealing with the frigid conditions of winter, spring brings its own unique set of challenges to truck drivers. For this reason, we’ll be giving you some truck driving tips to help you through the remainder of the spring season.
Dealing With Rain
Spring is a season that’s filled with rain, and that means truck drivers need to be prepared to adapt to the slippery roads that come as a result. To be cautious, you want to drive more slowly when it’s raining, and make sure you’re driving at a safe distance away from all other vehicles. When the rain is coming down heavily, you may even want to find a good place to pull over and wait out the weather until it’s safe to drive again.
Be Wary Around Construction Sites
Typically, spring is the season when many construction projects begin. If you need to drive through a construction site, pay attention to all of the signs you see. Also, pay attention whenever you’re changing lanes because lanes can sometimes get cut off as a result of construction. Lastly, slowing down is a safe general rule of thumb anytime you’re near a construction site. This will keep you, other drivers, and construction staff safe whenever you’re driving.
Adjusting to Sun Glare
During spring, we get more hours of sunlight as a result of daylight savings time. Because of this, you need to be prepared for these extra hours of sunlight, and the sun glare that comes with them. Fortunately, this is very simple. To start, keep a pair of sunglasses on standby to combat the sun glare. Cleaning your windshields is another effective way to keep sun glare down to a minimum. This will keep your spring truck driving trips much safer by having increased visibility while you’re at the wheel.
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