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Storm Stella barrels in

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Harrisburg_Storm_Stella_TrucBrushMarch 14th 2017 will be a day that many remember as Storm Stella hammered their community leaving a blanket of 2 feet of snow and covering up any signs of Spring.  These blizzard conditions for the mid-Atlantic and Northeast remind us that March is still a month when major snow accumulations can occur.  CNN reports that Stella has put 18 million under blizzard warning.  Held up in my hotel room in Harrisburg to avoid missing the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association’s Safety Conference this week, I’m reminded too at how these snow events wreak havoc on all modes of transportation.  The airport in Boston as I left showed more ‘cancelled’ notices on the departing and arriving boards than I have seen in years.   Talking with a friend who works for a large freight company I hear about the crazy amounts of work for their employees to redirect parcels from truck to rail to any means that will prevent the inevitable slowdown of the 24/7 cargo hum. Then there are the truck drivers seeking safe parking spaces to wait out Storm Stella, but as we all know, those parking spaces are becoming fewer and fewer in these areas.  Only the municipal and snow service contractors’ plow trucks are out working hard to try to keep the main roadways clear. These unsung heroes of winter have a big challenge:  Storm Stella’s fast and fierce snow falling, which is impacting visibility and their ability to stay on top of the snow clearing.   At TrucBrush, we care about safety.  We hope that after Storm Stella moves offshore that everyone will remember the importance of clearing snow off their cars, trucks, trailers and buses to prevent roadway hazards days after Stella is just a March memory.   #driversafety #stormstella #transportation