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MC1371's Comment
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Didn't realize how much time I'd burned up down in Memphis. Took a load starting Monday in Mankato MN to Henderson NV delivery due today at 1500 local.

Monday, yard dog broke.. waited an hr and then volunteered. 2.5 hr delay.. So far not too bad.. Denver. I70 closed West of Denver, break out big book of squiggly lines. I25 to I40 looks safe and doable. Wrong answer. High winds all the way down to Santa Fe. What my vast week of solo experience didn't prepare me for was the slower travel not just weather but even doing the lower passed. Well did my 10 hr last night around Valmora only to wake up to 6 available drive hrs.. My 70 is shot. I'm only getting back 6.5 tonight. So now I'm sure my DO and the Phoenix planner hate me as they try and get a report under this load.

Fun aside note my jake brake died somewhere in CO (non-critical item drive without). And some nag keeps telling me to get an oil change or I go into double secret probation.

C T.'s Comment
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I'll bump this up but so far sounds like you're new and still learning. Nothing too far out of the ordinary.things will get better

Keith A.'s Comment
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I was working I25 at Monument (approx 45min S of Denver), those winds were nuts. El Paso County (and others maybe) actually dropped a high profile vehicle restriction down. What time did you roll south?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bud A.'s Comment
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I haven't studied the weather there today, but is I-25 north to Cheyenne and then 80 west doable? That's often the best alternate route west from Denver when I-70 is closed.

MC1371's Comment
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K

I was working I25 at Monument (approx 45min S of Denver), those winds were nuts. El Paso County (and others maybe) actually dropped a high profile vehicle restriction down. What time did you roll south?

Left Denver around 1230 pm local. I know the night before was bad as I passed 6 tipped trucks. Pretty sure most of what kept me planted was that I was running heavy at 78634.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Keith A.'s Comment
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And you didn't get stopped? I'd heard the restriction went down around 9 or 10am. But then I saw trucks rolling up and down the interstate as I was wrapping my day up around 1:30pm

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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