How difficult is it to drive a tractor-trailer in the mountains?
I'm just a city driver and looking to take a job for a company that wants me to drive in the colorado rockies. I've heard some crazy stories.
Asked By: ddub - 3/23/2008
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Its not difficult to drive tractor trailers in any mountain range. It can be tricky at times. You just have to be very alert your first few times on new roads. Make sure you see all signs and READ THEM!!!. Other than that it depends on what you hauling, heavy, light, top heavy, liquid,or what ever it may be... More
Answered By: Timmy - 3/24/2008
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Depends on where you drive in the Rockies. Some of the mountain roads are not that bad from what I hear. Then there are some that make it seem impossible for a truck driver to travel on them.
Answered By: smittylb_38 - 3/23/2008
It depends on the roads and the time of day...or night... More
Answered By: John Mc - 3/24/2008
I would say that it would be very difficult due to the hills, other drivers, road conditions and the winds, you would need to be seasoned driver to make this work.............................
Answered By: UCANTCME - 3/24/2008
Not overly difficult, you just have to keep you head on your shoulders, plan ahead, stay alert, and know when to tell the boss "I am not going... More
Answered By: terrellfastball - 3/24/2008
terrellf, has it right. the only thing I can add is something an old timer told me when I started driving trucks over 20 years ago. That is, you can go up a mountain too slow a million times, but you will only come down a mountain too fast once.
Answered By: wvparanormal - 3/24/2008
Road Conditions is what makes the job difficult in the mountains. Make SURE you check the weather before starting out. Ask others that have come across the MT what the conditions were on top... More
Answered By: be happier own a pitbull - 3/24/2008
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