Driving a truck is challenging enough when the weather is sunny and the roads are dry.
The job of driving a tractor trailer becomes even more challenging when the roads are wet from rain or snow. Professional truck drivers are taught what to do to protect themselves, and others, from serious accidents on wet roads. However, sometimes mistakes are made and serious crashes do result from wet roads.
In order to prevent mistakes, truck drivers should slow down and leave plenty of space between vehicles. Due to their size, trucks are harder to stop than cars even on dry roads. Add in wet conditions and large trucks become even more difficult to stop. Thus, truck drivers should leave plenty of space between their truck and other vehicles so that they can stop safely if the need arises. Similarly, trucks should slow down to avoid hydroplaning and creating spray that can be dangerous for other motorists.
When wet weather impacts truck drivers it also impacts car drivers and others with whom they share the road. Thus, it is important for everyone to know about.