Tractor trailer drivers!

When you come off the road and park on a snow covered lot, it is important to pack down the snow before setting your brakes; roll forward and back a few times. This does two things: it cools down your tires so they aren’t as likely to melt the snow and then freeze forming a cup of ice that you will spin on, and it also creates your runway when you leave so you aren’t trying to push through snow from a dead stop.

When you are parked, it is best to sit in the driver’s seat for about 5 minutes with the brakes not set (as long as you are on level ground). This allows the brake drums to dry out so they aren’t wet when you set them, and freeze while you are on a brake.

Just a couple winter tips.