Dealing With Harvey

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Big Scott's Comment
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Stopped at a FJ in San Antonio last night. While I was sleeping Harvey came this way. I enjoy the rocking of the truck. However, I'm between two trucks, so I'm not worried. I am very light, only 13,511#s in the box. So far I feel the winds are a little to strong for me to roll. Hope I don't have to stay another day. I would hate to get a reset due to the storm.

Jim A.'s Comment
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Be safe. Do the reset better safe than sorry.

Big Scott's Comment
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Be safe. Do the reset better safe than sorry.

Oh yes. I'm keeping my eye on things.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Drop the landing gear while you are sitting. It could give u more stability with the wind. Do not roll until you feel safe Reset or no reset. If u got hurt i'd hunt you down and give u a jersey beat down lol

Bud A.'s Comment
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On Thursday, a buddy of mine accepted a load from Charlotte to Louisiana and Houston (two stops) for Saturday. I asked, Have you looked at the weather? Nope, he answered. He's stuck in Louisiana waiting. The broker won't agree to make a decision until Monday. We all know this load is not going to be delivered until late next week at the earliest.

This is exactly why you keep track of the weather all the time. Rain in south Texas? Probably no big deal, unless they've gotten so much that it's flooding there again. Hurricane hitting the gulf coast of Texas? Better to take a load to NYC this week.

This is no criticism of you, Big Scott. My buddy is an owner/operator and can take whatever load he wants.

I don't think you're going to be able to deliver anywhere in the storm area for a few days, if not longer. Where are you headed?

Big Scott's Comment
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Rainy D, good idea. I'm liking the rocking. Brings back boating memories. Hunt me down then we could meet face to face. lol

Bud, this load is going to Ill for Monday delivery. Don't think it will be there then. I picked this up at our Laredo terminal yesterday and this was as far as I could get on my hours. Plan was to get up early today and get through Austin before traffic. Woke up with Harvey on top of me. You know what they say about best laid plans. lol

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.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Rainy D, good idea. I'm liking the rocking. Brings back boating memories. Hunt me down then we could meet face to face. lol

Bud, this load is going to Ill for Monday delivery. Don't think it will be there then. I picked this up at our Laredo terminal yesterday and this was as far as I could get on my hours. Plan was to get up early today and get through Austin before traffic. Woke up with Harvey on top of me. You know what they say about best laid plans. lol

Ouch, that sucks! I just looked at the radar again. I hope everyone there is OK.

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.

Big Scott's Comment
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Rainy D, good idea. I'm liking the rocking. Brings back boating memories. Hunt me down then we could meet face to face. lol

Bud, this load is going to Ill for Monday delivery. Don't think it will be there then. I picked this up at our Laredo terminal yesterday and this was as far as I could get on my hours. Plan was to get up early today and get through Austin before traffic. Woke up with Harvey on top of me. You know what they say about best laid plans. lol

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Ouch, that sucks! I just looked at the radar again. I hope everyone there is OK.

It's a mess here. Wind is slowly calming down. Hope to move out tgis evening.

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.

Big Scott's Comment
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So, I'm still sitting here. Every time I think the wind has slowed, it picks back up. I am hopling to get out of here before dark. There is no way to get this load delivered on time. I just wish I had reliable current wind info.

Bud A.'s Comment
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So, I'm still sitting here. Every time I think the wind has slowed, it picks back up. I am hopling to get out of here before dark. There is no way to get this load delivered on time. I just wish I had reliable current wind info.

Here are a couple of links.

Not sure if you have a tablet or laptop, but VentuSky is really nice, especially with higher resolution.

The Wundermap on Weather Underground has a selection for wind speed as well. It can take some work to interpret it, though.

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