Truck Driver Takes Preparation Seriously While Driving Over The Pass
YAKIMA, Wash. - With several inches of snow in the forecast for both Snoqualmie and Stevens pass on Monday night, people need to plan ahead and prepare for the tough driving conditions.
Many truck drivers stopped in Yakima on Monday night to take a break from driving over the pass.
Randy Stone, a trucker delivering produce from Central Point, Oregon, made his way over Snoqualmie Pass Monday night on his way to Yakima.
And even though he didn't encounter problems traveling over the pass, he still realizes how hard it is to travel with a wider load.
"It's a lot harder, you're a lot bigger, so you need more room, you need room to stop, so it is more difficult," he said.
Stone does make sure he has traction tires on his truck at all times. He says it's a must, especially in areas with heavy snow.
Stone also realizes that not being prepared can cost he and his company a lot of money..
And that's why he carries chains whenever the white stuff comes down, but stone is ready for the worst.
"Put your chains on and you go slow, you're fine," he said.
Along with the thousands of other big rigs, Stone will once again be traveling over Snoqualmie Pass, but he'll always be prepared for anything, including the snow.
Stone says he saw a few cars on the side of the road on Monday and he says there was a big rig that was overturned.
The DOT says people need to drive slower and know before they go.