We cope with the perennial problems around Christmas time in the trucking industry, like ridiculous schedules in a last minute rush, melting bitumen and idiot tourists clogging up the highways. In the Northern Hemisphere the problems are slightly different. There is still an Xmas rush and tourists, but there is also another factor, snow. This video shows just what it’s like losing it on ice and snow. The driver does incredibly well to make it, his heart would have been beating pretty heavily when he gets it back on the straight and narrow.
Sometimes, the results aren’t quite as good:
Neat looking snow plough at work in Missouri:
Here’s the snow scene to beat them all, the original story which inspired the Ice Road Truckers: