The main problem with winter driving in western Canada is freshly plowed and sanded roads at times are lacking, combined with inexperienced truck drivers who also lack experience driving on snowy roads.Unfortunately advice that makes it almost impossible to ski in Western Canada or along I-70 or I-80 corridors
^^^Yes, we have a lot of immigrant truck drivers in Canada, mostly from South Asia who unlike born in Canada Canadians, have not grown up in a car culture, compounded by a lack of license regulation and lack of driver training.Oh my Canada...that's a whole different game. Look out for those guys with funny hats.
Hot shots are PUs hauling trailers and are federally regulated like class 8 trucks. Some states allow multiple trailers to be towed. WY,MT,ect. Hotshots are required to go into scales to weight and be inspected.Hey, what’s going on these days? Did they change the standards for what can tow what? I’m seeing tons of pickup trucks with no beds acting as a real truck, towing multiple car trailers, small flat beds. The other day I saw one towing a shipping container! Looked like something someone rigged up in the garage.
They’re all sketchy in my mind.
I know you're right. The knights of the road are long gone. CB radio is obsolete. Cell phones changed that. Truckers don't even wave at each other anymore. Auto transmissions, GPS, truck schools,ect. I miss the the Mom & Pop cafes.Back in the days, that used to be the norm. Nowadays, the truckers have very different on road etiquette.
...or you'll rear-end someone? Especially if the car in front has appropriate 3PMSF tires?My best winter driving advice is: Stay the hell outta my way! That's not because I'm a good driver or entitled, quite the contrary. Can't wait to be winter driving again. Watch out!