Hey, trucking nation! It’s our favorite day of the week, TruckerTuesday, where we will give you the latest news, memes, and more just for truckers. This information is hot, both on and off the road. Check out what stories we’ve put together for you this week!
We’re sad to say that all TruckerTuesday stories aren’t happy ones, as we remember Carolyn Moon, the co-owner and former chairmen of the board of Iowa 80 Truckstop. She passed away at age 81. Carolyn helped her husband, Bill Moon turn Iowa 80, into what it is today, the world’s largest truck stop.
What’s so great about the Iowa 80 truckstop? Well for starters, it has everything, including 900 parking spots for truckers, and a restaurant with 300 seats. There’s a TacoBell, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, and more. Don’t miss out on the dentist, movie theater, 24-hour pet grooming, and more.
Memorial Day Travel
We hope you have the day off to relax, but if you don’t watch out. A record amount of traffic is predicted to occur this Memorial Day weekend. Over a million more travelers are expected to be on the roads than last year, so pack some patience and try to stay calm.
While all of this extra travel will be good for the economy with more consumer spending, if you have to drive this weekend you probably don’t want to be stuck in traffic. It only takes one little mistake from one driver in the sea of cars to cause a major traffic jam. Be prepared with backup routes and keep an eye out for drunk drivers who had too much fun celebrating.
High Winds Put Drivers At Risk
Tornado season has spun into action, bringing strong gusts of wind with it. Know when to stop and pull over because we’ve recently heard enough stories about high winds blowing trucks on their side, and over bridges.
If the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worse know when to pull over. Driving through hail and heavy rain is already dangerous enough, you don’t want to add strong wind to the mix. We won’t tell you to ‘grab your ankles and stick your butt in the air’ like in the film Twister, but we will tell you to seek shelter!
Also, remember that it doesn’t have to be stormy for high winds to hit. Strong gusts can occur on sunny, normal-seeming days, so pay attention to the weather forecasts for alerts at all times!
They Will Eventually Learn, We Hope!
When we saw this post by TruckerPath.com, we couldn’t help but laugh. We’ve had our own experiences with bad drivers on the road! However, with summer coming up high school kids will be free to drive around during the day.
That’s right, high school kids. They’re some of the worst drivers in the world. They’ll need all the help they can get, so you might need to put this sign on your own rig!
That wraps up this TruckerTuesday, full of trucking news from all over the nation. We have recent updates, memes, and more, all for your entertainment. For more trucking-related articles visit TruckLogics.com and please share your trucking updates in the comment section below.