But even Bons has his scares at times, "The wind grabbed me and it pushed me like the truck was getting ready to go across the bridge sideways. And I caught it just it time."
One of his newest students is Josh Mayer. He says, “You really have to watch the weather and see what's coming up to know if it's safe enough to be out on the road."
Aaron Bulian was out on the roads Sunday: “I was not surprised. I knew with the winds as high as they were yesterday, I’d probably see one or two--I was surprised to see at least five that I counted."
Truck drivers say they have to get approval from their dispatchers to pull over and wait for the dangerous weather to end. But sometimes, safety isn't the main concern.
Bons says, "There are dispatchers out there--they don't care what the road conditions are, or anything else, just get that freight from point A to point B on time, no matter what the cost. And that's sad."
And situations like that jeopardize the life of drivers and other people on the road.
Not surprisingly, hardest hit areas around the Stateline were south on I-88 & I-39 with a 79mph wind gust reported in rock falls and an 85mph wind gust reported in Ashton.