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mountain girl's Comment
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I told my boss on Monday to sign me up, the minute FEMA called him requesting drivers for the relief effort. I got the call tonight.

Send me your pieces of advice, tips, experience. I'll keep everyone up to date, as well as possible. And I'll try to figure out how to post photos. LOL.

I have one more run tonight from Denver to Salt Lake, Denver sat morning and then reset.

I gotta tell you, my trucking brothers and sisters: I couldn't be more proud right now, to be an American trucker.

Much Love,

-mountain girl

Pete B.'s Comment
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Good luck, drive & be safe. Be wary of standing water (floodwaters), it's likely carrying a ton of harmful bacteria. Proud of you!

mountain girl's Comment
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Good luck, drive & be safe. Be wary of standing water (floodwaters), it's likely carrying a ton of harmful bacteria. Proud of you!

Ieeeeeeeeeewwww. So gross. You're so right. I forgot about that. Thank you.

-mountain girl

Linden R.'s Comment
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I wish I could sign up. But then, well, yeah... Don't take this the wrong way, but I hope that there is a hurricane when I'm a driver that I can help the relief efforts with.

Big Scott's Comment
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Mountain Girl, stay safe. Have fun.

Linden, Never wish that. There are always ways to help your fellow humans. Just do them from the goodness of your heart and never ask for anything in return. You'll be rewarded with a wonderful life.

Old School's Comment
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That is so Cool Mountain Girl!

We'd love an update when you get a chance.

Colin K.'s Comment
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Stay safe, Mountain Girl and God Bless You! Colin K.

mountain girl's Comment
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Nah, Linden. Just learn your skills. I'm only going because my board of directors members (my kids) have dad-time and I'm at a point where I think my skills will be of help, not hindrance. I also trust my company and my current level of experience.

Thanks, Old School. It will be cool to be part of the recovery. I want to help. I'll keep you all updated as best I can and send back as much learning and info as I'm able.

-mountain girl

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Be prepared to sit for awhile when you do get down there. They're staging trucks outside the city until they can get clear routes into town.

Depending on what you're carrying, you may get first priority to go in, especially bottled water and perishable food items such as milk and eggs.

I've seen pictures of staging areas with 500+ trucks waiting to go in. Texas has also suspended HOS laws for those carrying FEMA loads, so keep that in mind. Basically, get the load there as fast as possible, drive as long as you feel safe, and break until you feel safe to drive again.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
mountain girl's Comment
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THANK you, ChickieMonster! That's great intel. I appreciate it. I don't know what I'll be doing/hauling but I know, if I'm still going, I'll be working for an oil company.

I haven't heard from my boss since last night and he doesn't know any more than I.

It's all up in the air, right now.

Wait... Text came in...

Ok.... The remaining water is causing issues. Tuesday, Wednesday, or later.

Despite what you've told me, I still want to go.

-mountain girl

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