Weather Tamers

The Origin of the Weather Tamer™ Deflectors LLC

The Origin of the  Weather Tamer™ Deflectors LLC

My name is Thomas. I’ve been a cross-country commercial driver for the past 20 years, and I have seen many crashed vehicles during the winter months. These tragedies created a great desire within me to make a difference and help save lives. The winter of 2016 is when it all began for me as I was traveling southbound on I-35, crossing the Minnesota/Iowa State line the day after a snowstorm. The scene for the next 50 miles was one of the most horrifying I have ever witnessed. It looked more like a wrecking yard than an interstate. There were so many cars and trucks in ditches on either side of the roadway – some vehicles were turned over on their side, and some were upside down.

What puzzled me was that people who live in that region know how to drive in these conditions. So, I began to wonder, “How can this many people simultaneously encounter such a problem?” Something was wrong, and that 50-mile stretch in northern Iowa got me thinking of solutions.

Two weeks later, while traveling across eastern Montana along I-94, I watched traffic on the opposite side of the interstate and saw an 18-wheeler traveling in the snow-covered left lane. The truck blew past a car and created a snow cloud that shot out the back of his trailer, making it impossible for the driver in the car to see. At that point, it suddenly occurred to me – that was the reason for what happened in northern Iowa and many other crashes that I had seen over the years. I knew right then that this problem could be fixed, and I intended to find a way to do so.

I began the journey to create a solution. By the summer of 2017, I had experienced a fair amount of trial and error, costly mistakes, and a rising amount of personal debt. But I continued to push forward, and in November of that same year, my first prototype was finished and patented. After deciding the name, it was time to road test the solution and show my new product, the Weather Tamer™ Deflectors, to the world.

My travels routinely took me along the northern tier of the United States – Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. You really can’t ask for a better testing ground. The testing phase in the winter of 2018 was a tremendous success. Trucks and drivers of passenger vehicles were asking me what I had on my truck and how it worked. People started taking notice, praise, and support was on the rise, and the product is now gaining popularity as a critical component for the safety of commercial vehicles.

While truck driving isn't an easy job by any means, it is in my blood, and it is a job I love. I get the chance to travel across our great country, see sites, meet wonderful people, and transport goods. America truly is a great country, and I am proud to be a truck driver. I am also proud of Weather Tamer™ Deflectors. I believe with all my heart that this product will play a crucial role in making America's roads safer for everyone who travels on them. Using this product  declares that trucker drivers and trucking companies care about the safety of all motorists on the roads. We all must share the pavement, so let's be smart and let's all do our part!

- Thomas Blomberg, Inventor