Did I Make The Right Decision?

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Currently on a 19k lb load from Fontana CA to Pueblo CO. Quallcom wanted me to take me up US-89 from Flagstaff AZ and across US-160 over to I-25. Instead, I decided to stay on I-40 to ABQ and take I-25 north through Raton Pass. It's adding about 50m to my trip, but I've been able to go full throttle all the way. Did I make the right decision? I'm trying to save as much time as I can on my 70.

Sort of related side note, drove 2,437m since Monday with 26h52m on my 70. Gonna be a great week for me if I my DBL can find me a load I can take to our terminal in Gary IN for a 34 and a PM.

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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You only added 50 miles and can make it on time. Shouldn't be a problem. At CFI we are paid on dispatch and what is dispatched. If I was to add 50 miles to a route, I would not be paid that additional 50 miles. So, it becomes a personal decision. Hope that helps.

Lucky Life's Comment
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Good call, anytime I can stay on the Interstate seems to be the safest route when out West.

Interstate:

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

Gladhand's Comment
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I would have done the same. Us 160 is a tough one, especially in the winter. You drove by my stomping grounds on i25, I have been through raton pass countless times to go to Wal-Mart in Trinidad.

Unholychaos's Comment
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I would have done the same. Us 160 is a tough one, especially in the winter. You drove by my stomping grounds on i25, I have been through raton pass countless times to go to Wal-Mart in Trinidad.

Glad I made the right choice. First time being out this way, so very unfamiliar with the area. Beautiful scenery though, glad I was able to get out here before it got too late in the year.

Matthew K.'s Comment
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I would have done the same. Us 160 is a tough one, especially in the winter. You drove by my stomping grounds on i25, I have been through raton pass countless times to go to Wal-Mart in Trinidad.

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Glad I made the right choice. First time being out this way, so very unfamiliar with the area. Beautiful scenery though, glad I was able to get out here before it got too late in the year.

Lucky you. Me and my TE are up in PA, OH, IN running in circles for my week out OTR training. Weather is nice and the leaves are starting to change, but I'd like to get out west this time of year eventually.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Steve L.'s Comment
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I did the same last Summer, with Schneider and more than once. GREAT JOB!

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