New York City is poised to miss the worst of a powerful late-winter storm that will bring heavy snow to areas north and west of the city overnight into March 14.
New York City and the Northeast had a slushy start Feb. 28 as a storm brought the first significant snowfall of the season to the region, grounding hundreds of flights at area airports.
Snow and ice, as well as the chemicals used to keep highways clear, can bring additional challenges to fleets during winter months.
Winter weather brings one of the trucking industry’s greatest simultaneous friends and foes: road salt. Salt prevents and melts ice, making road surfaces safer for travel, but it also significantly speeds corrosion of a truck.
Winter Storm Stella is forecast to blast up the East Coast late March 13 and March 14, providing much of the region with its biggest snowfall of the winter.
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. — John Stimberis’ office looks nothing like that of a typical state employee.
With drought-defying snowstorms romping through the Sierra on a weekly basis, truckers once again are discovering how tough California’s Interstate 80 Donner Pass can be.
Winter Storm Jonas set snowfall records on the East Coast, wreaking havoc from South Carolina to Massachusetts, leaving truckers stranded and claiming 48 lives.
At trucking giants such as Covenant Transport in Chattanooga, Tennessee — which operates a fleet of about 2,700 trucks — entire departments are dedicated to monitoring weather and dealing with emergencies, snarls and re-routes.
Heavy snow and ice buildup on trucks and trailers can sap fuel economy, add weight, damage the equipment and even create a safety hazard if it breaks loose on the road. To avoid these risks, trucking companies are using a variety of specialized snow-removal systems to clear the tops of their vehicles.