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Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Tauntaun parking available in the rear.

truck drivers snowstorm picture parking lot at Love's truck stop in Boardman OR

The view outside my window of the Love's in Boardman, OR. Looks like I might be here a while. I-82 was shut down at the WA/OR border yesterday about 1500 due to a massive pileup, and WSDOT has no timeframe available for when they plan to reopen it.

I was *supposed* to be in Post Falls, ID at 0800. Something tells me that's not gonna happen.

Is it April yet? Love's snow-covered parking lot in Boardman Oregon

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Is it April yet?

It can't get here SOON ENOUGH!!!!!

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I have been up to my company's terminal twice in the last 2 weeks. Weather beautiful coming in both times. Leaving was an entirely different story. Both times left with snow/freezing rain falling from the sky. Made for a slow drive the roughly 30 miles from the Terminal in Amherst to the foundry in Waupaca. Yesterday I got to play in 45 mph sustained winds with gusts up to 65 mph while heading south. Who would of thought with 45k in the box that my TRLR would get pushed around that much.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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