Truckers Struggle Amidst Rain
These storms drive truckers nuts.
“A straight truck like we have is a little more squirrely than a big truck, plus we were empty,” said Carole Scoggins, a cross-country driver taking a break in Sacramento Wednesday.
For some, they’re just not driving much at all.
“When the weather’s like this, we don’t work as much. It slows things down,” said another trucker who identified himself only as Jermain.
So Jermain kicks the tires and then kicks back, waiting for clearer skies and more work. Meanwhile, for others, it’s the complete opposite. they’re worried about beating the clock.
“The problem is, a lot fo these states are just shutting the roads down. They’re not fixing them until the storm is over and you may sit there three to five days,” Scoggins said.
But beating the clock doesn’t mean putting the pedal to the metal.
“They just to slow down. Speed. Speed is the problem,” Scoggins said.