Today I was on hwy 400 – and it, like any other highway around Ontario, has its fair share of cars and trucks.
I was behind an 18 wheeler – yes, a tractor trailer.
I noticed something… it had a TON of snow on top of the trailer – and I mean a ton and I knew one thing…
It was going to have to come off sometime.
I knew that I didn’t want to be around when it did. So, I sped up, and passed the truck. But I wondered when it would be happening and I was hoping that no cars behind would be affected.
Now, in a case like this, I don’t think you can call the police – ’cause really, what are you going to say? “I saw a trailer with snow on it.”
I’m not making light of it – it’s VERY dangerous – and I have been behind a truck that has the snow and ice fly off the top of it on the highway. It can be horrifying.
Here’s my thought. I can’t believe that in 2016, this problem has not been solved. There must be some way to ensure that the tops of truck trailers is clear of snow and ice.
By the way, before I get a ton of e-mails about how I’m picking on truckers, let me just say that I have the utmost respect for them. My brother in law drove a truck for many years and he’s one of the best drivers I’ve ever known. I also realize that pretty much everything is delivered by truck nowadays.
So, what do you do when you see a trailer with a ton of snow?