HGV Drivers vs Snow
HGV Drivers vs Snow

HGV Drivers vs Snow

Spring 2016 is just over a week away, but in true British tradition you would think it was the middle of December in most parts of the country.

The Met office has warned of severe ice and snow across parts of the UK over the next week, which will no doubt cause chaos on the roads and effect the haulage industry to no end.

But no need for all the doom and gloom of long waits and delayed deliveries, let’s take a look at at how these HGV drivers from around the world tackled the icy conditions. Some succeeded, some not so much…

Icy Road + Gravity + HGV = A Problem

This HGV in Dunkirk, New York found itself going not only against the icy road conditions, but also had to tackle a steep hill in a residential area.

Should have waited out the weather...

This lorry struggles on the M5 Northbound near Worcestershire, with the roads pretty much abandoned we are pretty sure he regrets taking the risk with the weather! 

Ice drift

Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift eat your heart out! Although VERY dangerous, this HGV driver decided to make the most of the icy conditions. Thankfully the roads were clear.

Low visability, high chance of crashing!

Back to the U.S.A. now, Wyoming to be specific. This highway pile up was caused thanks to a combination of almost no visability from the snow and HGV's driving too fast, leaving no chance of stopping safely on the icy road!

7-Up, all the way down

When it comes to delivering in areas with steep hills or harsh declines in the road, it is probably best telling your customer beforehand that you won't be making it today.

Down to a T

Snow? Icy Roads? Low visability? Forget it! These Nowegian truckers have got the whole ice road trucking thing nailed.

Lucky escape

The driver who had filmed this appears to be the only person in this video driving safely in the snowy conditions, unfortunately no one else was.

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