Autumn for truck drivers can be a bit of a tumultuous time, especially if you’re a truck driver who drives all over the country. In the north, autumn often means frost, heavy fog, and biting wind. Down near San Antonio, TX, however, autumn looks a little different. For the versatile truck drivers with Bay and Bay Transportation, this means it’s wise to know what to expect whether you’re skirting closer to Canada or driving alongside Mexico.
In the southern states, autumn rain looks a little different than its northern counterpart. Though recent years have brought more thunderstorms to the north, the southern states are truly the masters of wild fall storms. Truck drivers heading down to these states should be aware of their route and whether or not it’ll take them through a major storm. High winds, heavy rain, and flood conditions are more common in the spring, but can continue into the fall as well due to the extreme southern heat. In the event of a major storm truck drivers should be sure to watch warnings carefully and take alternative routes if necessary.
Texas also gets its share of fog. Early morning fog and mist is quickly vanquished in the hot sun, but until that sun comes up, truck driving during the early hours can be downright hazardous. Take your time, drive carefully, and be as vigilant as possible to the other drivers making their way through the gloom.
Finally, be prepared to contend with bats, armadillos, opossum, and snakes on the roads around San Antonio while truck driving. Yes, even in the autumn! Cold weather is a great deterrent for many wild animals in the northern states, but in Texas, hibernation doesn’t come into play in the same way. Of course, these animals (and more) have their own natural rhythms to when they’re most active, but with the warmer temperatures, truck drivers should still be prepared to meet some unusual visitors on the open road. Keep your eyes peeled and make sure that that pile of leaves is really just leaves. You may not be able to swerve out of the way, but keeping a moderate speed around wildlife can lower the chances of a collision that could be dangerous for you or for other drivers around you.
If you’re in San Antonio, TX, and interested in becoming a truck driver who’s ready to contend with a few autumnal pitfalls, contact Bay and Bay Transportation today at (888) 801-3026, or visit our website here.