Driving a truck in the winter poses many of the same problems as driving a car in the winter, and, despite your larger size, you are still susceptible to dangerous winter weather. Remember that the roads do not have to be completely coated with ice in order to be slick. A thin coating of slippery ice is all it takes to send your rig reeling.
Also, remember to remain calm at all times. Our instinctual reaction as humans and as drivers is to react swiftly and abruptly to correct all problems that we encounter, but this is not the proper course of action for winter weather driving. Reacting too suddenly to an incident in front of your vehicle by abruptly braking will likely cause your vehicle to begin skidding out of control. The importance of gradual braking and calm reactions cannot be stressed enough in winter driving.
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