Hurricane UT To Bentonville AR

Topic 20571 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Serah D.'s Comment
member avatar

Which route has less hills and grades between Hurricane UT and Bentonville AR? Which route would you take and why?

Gladhand's Comment
member avatar

There is no route with less hills. Your gonna have to take 70 through Utah and Colorado.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
member avatar

Actually, I think the shortest / fastest route is down through Gallup NM and take I 40 across. I was just through there , I took a load from Hurricane down to Odessa TX. It starts out looking a little dicey but only for a few miles and then flattens out on top. LOL!

JJ

Bud A.'s Comment
member avatar

Actually, I think the shortest / fastest route is down through Gallup NM and take I 40 across. I was just through there , I took a load from Hurricane down to Odessa TX. It starts out looking a little dicey but only for a few miles and then flattens out on top. LOL!

JJ

Yep, I would go that way rather than across Colorado. I would take UT-59/AZ-389 to Fredonia, then take US 89A up to US 89 in Kanab, then US 89 all the way around through Utah and Arizona. I have been on US 89A down through Arizona to US 89, and although it is wildly beautiful, it's not really a truck road. There are some steep grades, the curves are tight and there are lots of people in RVs who like to stop along the shoulders to look at the canyons.

I am not sure whether it would be better from there to go down to US 160 in Arizona, then at Tuba City take AZ-264 to US 491 to I-40 in Gallup, or to take US 89 all the way to Flagstaff to I-40, since I haven't been on 264 before. The terrain doesn't look too bad on 264, but it's kind of curvy and I'm not sure what level of service you can get there if you break down.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
member avatar

Yes, that's the route I took. Honestly it's not that bad at all. There's only a few twisty sections, basically zero traffic and it's pretty much flat 80% of the way. I definitely swing down to Flagstaff in the winter though.

Your Qualcomm will most likely route you to Flagstaff. So if you don't have a 2nd gps you can program it to Tuba City and it should pickup 264 after that.

JJ

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
member avatar

Oh yeah, it is really pretty up there but not much past Tuba City except for a few really small towns.

JJ

Serah D.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

Actually, I think the shortest / fastest route is down through Gallup NM and take I 40 across. I was just through there , I took a load from Hurricane down to Odessa TX. It starts out looking a little dicey but only for a few miles and then flattens out on top. LOL!

JJ

double-quotes-end.png

Yep, I would go that way rather than across Colorado. I would take UT-59/AZ-389 to Fredonia, then take US 89A up to US 89 in Kanab, then US 89 all the way around through Utah and Arizona. I have been on US 89A down through Arizona to US 89, and although it is wildly beautiful, it's not really a truck road. There are some steep grades, the curves are tight and there are lots of people in RVs who like to stop along the shoulders to look at the canyons.

I am not sure whether it would be better from there to go down to US 160 in Arizona, then at Tuba City take AZ-264 to US 491 to I-40 in Gallup, or to take US 89 all the way to Flagstaff to I-40, since I haven't been on 264 before. The terrain doesn't look too bad on 264, but it's kind of curvy and I'm not sure what level of service you can get there if you break down.

I took 9, 59, 389, 89A then 89 to I-40 all the way to OKC before getting on I-44. Best drive so far!!

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More