Drive at slower speeds and keep twice the
normal distance from vehicle ahead.
Give turn signals sooner.
Apply engine brake only when
truck and trailer tires have good
traction. Use of engine brake on
slick surfaces can cause truck
and trailer to skid and cause
injury or death to personnel.
Pressing brake lightly will help keep truck and trailer from skidding.
Apply brakes (1) sooner and press brake pedal lightly to give early warning that truck will slow or stop.
Refer to operators manual and downshift, if necessary, when slowing or stopping truck and on slick
Keep stoplights and clearance lights clean and free of snow and ice.
Brakes Slipping, Sliding Truck/Trailer and Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) use.
Drive slowly and test brakes after driving through slush or water. If brakes slip, perform the following:
Continue to drive slowly.
Apply moderate pressure on brake pedal (1) of towing truck to cause slight brake drag.
When brakes are dry and no longer slip, let up on brake pedal (1).
Resume normal driving speed.