Truckers work to clear their trucks of snow and ice

Recent snowstorms across the country have blanketed roads with dangerous snow and ice, creating hazardous conditions for drivers, especially truckers, who have to brave to roads.

The Standard Speaker in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, features a story on how truckers are coping with the snow and ice that form on their trucks.

Pennsylvania truckers have to extra careful to clear their trucks of snow and ice, because any icy debris are not just dangerous, they are also illegal.

After the death of a driver in 2005, Pennsylvania passed a law fining drivers $200 to $1,000 if snow or ice drops off their vehicle and causes damage.

Truckers have no choice but to climb stepladders and scrape the snow from their trailers with a shovel. There are mechanical devices that can clear snow from trucks, but they are expensive.

How do you cope with winter weather when driving? Do you have advice for other truckers? Leave a comment below and tell us your story.


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