I am new to this forum but I wanted to get some experienced advise based on the weird weather patterns we are having from the Alaska storm. I am renting a 26ft Penske truck and a car carrier for my 2014 Forester XT so I will have a large rig to make my journey in STARTING on December 13th 2014. My brother was a truck driver for 4 years and he said that I should still take the shortest distance right through Montana and down through Kansas City/St. Louis to Florida. However, it seams that winter right now is pretty bad so should I take the I-5 down through CA and over through Texas? Should I go through Salt Lake City and down into Oklahoma? Or should I stick with the northly shorter approach? Any help is appreciated but only respond if you are an experienced trucker/driver and have made this type of trip before.