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Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights

May
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2019
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Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights

Marker lights on your truck keep you and others on the road safe. Semi-trucks are some of the largest occupants of the road and because of this, drivers need to be able to easily see where the edges of their vehicle are. Similarly, other motorists need to be able to see them.
LED marker lights are the superior choice for semi-truck illumination, especially in heavy weather such as fog.

The Challenge of Fog

In many cases, your truck’s powerful headlights are enough to help you see where your vehicle is and to maneuver accordingly. The difficulty fog poses is that it reflects the light back at you. This can make seeing anything challenging. Fortunately, the right LED marker lights can help solve this.

LED: The Trucker’s Answer to Fog

Good quality LED marker lights do an excellent job of cutting through the fog. You can easily see the light illuminate above you to check clearance and along the side, so you can always keep an eye on your truck’s position. Furthermore, they are easily seen by others on the road. That way you can be confident you aren’t going to surprise any other motorists in the fog.

These are some top choices for marker lights:

  • Millennium 1 Marker Lights: These high-quality LED lights are sealed and watertight. They look great and are easy-to-install.
  • Magnum 1 Marker Light With Double Bullet Plug: Give your truck a sleek look. These powerfully styled lights feature a double bullet plug.
  • Peterbilt Style LED Clearance Marker Light: These clearance lights offer a familiar style. They will cut through the fog and help you see what’s above you.

Illuminate Your Truck

The right marker lights for your truck make driving safer for you and others on the road. Fitting yourself out with Iowa 80 semi truck accessories including lights and other items will help you have a safe, comfortable and efficient trucking experience.

FMCSA Part 393 Section § 393.24: Requirements for head lamps, auxiliary driving lamps and front fog lamps. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/393.24

Here’s the law, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR Section 392.14):

There’s a duty of “extreme caution” on truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles whenever any conditions negatively affect visibility or traction.  This includes rain, snow, fog, ice, smoke and other conditions.



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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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