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Sambo11513's Comment
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Back to back!

Finished that run, over donner with chains, put me behind schedule. Had to shut down in sparks for half a day.

Next load....deadhead 513 miles from tracy, ca. to henderson, nv. for my pick up, then 2350 miles to sandston, VA. That last load didn't drop til after the pay week cutoff, so both of these loads will be on one check...over 5500 miles!

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Big Scott's Comment
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When it's bad, it sucks. When it's good...... dancing-dog.gifrofl-2.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
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Did you get a reset in? That weather last weekend should have given you an excuse to do one.

Donner with chains - YECH.

Tracy to Henderson? I5->CA58->I15. 58's a little sketchy in a couple of places right now - roadway flooding around Tehachapi. Rainy most of the way through.

Still better than getting jammed up down Pasadena/LA.

Rick

Mr M's Comment
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Make sure you fuel #1 diesel before you enter wyoming

Just picked up a load from York, PA. To tracy, ca.....2740 miles...only 28000lbs. As long as there is not a lot of high wind, this should be a good run. 😊😊😊

murderspolywog's Comment
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Make sure you fuel #1 diesel before you enter wyoming

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I would advise agents fueling with #1, also know as red dye, or off road diesel, will it dose have a much lower jelling point it is not taxed right for hwy use and being found with it in your tanks by the DOT Is not a good thing for you or your company. I don't know what the fines are but I hear they are quite steep.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Murderspolywog has some advice:

I would advise agents fueling with #1, also know as red dye, or off road diesel, will it dose have a much lower jelling point it is not taxed right for hwy use and being found with it in your tanks by the DOT Is not a good thing for you or your company. I don't know what the fines are but I hear they are quite steep.

Don't think that doesn't happen. On a road in Georgia, a DOT officer was pulling over all big rigs, including my Swift truck, dipped a white zip tie into the tank to see if there was any red dye. That was his only mission that day.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
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They checked me in Minnesota just last month.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Mr M suggested:

Make sure you fuel #1 diesel before you enter wyoming

Actually...

#1 - is often referred to as "Premium Diesel Fuel. It is NOT what we commonly call "Off Road" (or diesel fuel that has red dye to indicate is hasn't had the ROAD TAX collected on it). It is thinner and has a higher cetane rating (45 as opposed to 40 for regular old diesel).

Check out this article for a better description and comparison of diesel fuels. Flash Off Road About Diesel Fuel Article

I didn't think Mr. M was going to suggest that folks go out and break the law.

FYI - Off Road Red is typically the same as whatever the station is pumping - just that is has the dye added to indicate it is UNTAXED. Using untaxed fuel denies the state it's revenue of road taxes derived from fuel. There would be no advantage to using off road in colder weather - it likely has the same anti-gel as in the on-road diesel.

The problem with suggesting #1 Diesel is - it's not very common to find 2 grades of diesel at station pumps any more. 99% of truck stops are going to use #2, and will not have separate pumps for #1.

I can't really remember automotive fuel stops that were offering both grades of fuel in quite awhile either. Speaking for the SE - up north might be different.

Rick

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