On the Arrive Alive website we find a rather comprehensive discussion on Safe Driving in Bad Weather. We decide to gain some additional insights by way of a Q&A with Sean Gray from Nosa Training. This is aimed specifically at our truck drivers and their unique challenges!
What would be unique to the threats our truck drivers encounter in bad weather/ heavy rains?
Do the behaviour and unpredictability of other modes of transport bring about unique challenges they might need to be aware of?
How important might driving experience be when faced with such challenges?
Do the challenges vary according to the weight of the truck and cargo?
Are there any additional changes in driving behaviour they might encounter?
What would the “perfect storm” be in such a scenario – if heavy rains are combined with strong winds, hail, night driving etc?
We always advise motorists not to drive through flowing water – would the same advice apply to truck drivers or do we have some advice on the depth of water?
Any other bits of advice not yet covered above that is worth sharing with our truck drivers?