winter

Business, Equipment, Safety

Treatments, Tools Help Fleets Battle Corrosion, Snow Accumulation

A. Duie Pyle truck moves underneath a snow scraper Less-than-truckload carrier A. Duie Pyle uses snow-removal equipment from Scraper Systems to clear the top of a trailer. (A. Duie Pyle)

Snow and ice, as well as the chemicals used to keep highways clear, can bring additional challenges to fleets during winter months.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 22, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Take Precautions to Keep Equipment Running in Extreme Weather

Winter Weather A Ryder truck gets fuel on a snowy day. (Ryder System Inc.)

As temperatures drop, drivers and technicians have to take extra precautions to ensure equipment operates properly and everyone remains safe.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
November 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Virginia DOT Outfits Snowplows With Tracking Technology

Virginia Department of Transportation snowplow Virginia DOT is planning to outfit its snowplows — more than 11,000 — with tracking technology to improve operations maintenance for the upcoming winter. (Virginia DOT)

In preparation for winter weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation has started to equip snowplows with tracking devices throughout the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Trucking Companies Question Pennsylvania Travel Ban Citations

Truck Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

DUNMORE, Pa. — State police issued more than 800 citations statewide to drivers violating the commercial vehicle ban during the Feb. 12 winter storm. Troopers say they were strongly enforcing the ban as a way to prevent crashes and keep highways clear.

WNEPTV | WilkesBarre Pa
February 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Frozen Road Rules Start to Take Hold, Allowing for Heavier Truckloads

Frozen Road Rules Truck on a Wisconsin road. (Wisconsin Department of Transportation)

Roads in certain portions of Midwestern states can accommodate heavier truckloads as seasonal weight increases gradually take effect.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Preventive Maintenance Helps Stop Rust Due to Road Salt

Snowy Truck A truck owner clears off snow from his truck. Snow speeds corrosion of a truck, experts say. (John Sommers II/Transport Topics)

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.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
November 9, 2018
Business

Preparing Early for Cold Weather Is Key to Smooth Fleet Operations, Experts Say

Preparing truck fuel for winter weather needs to begin long before frost actually hits the ground, according to several fleet managers.

November 12, 2012