Mornings Like This.

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Old Roadie's Comment
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Sitting in Ionia MI on a 34 hour reset. I 96 through Lansing was slick as a banana peel th

My keyboard closed on me. Was like a skating rink in Lansing. I was running about 3mph and my empty trailer kept making an appearance in my right side mirror. Meanwhile I was being passed by people doing near the speed limit. Windchill is 9 right now. Looking forward to that load to Florida!

Bolt's Comment
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And that boys and girls is why my time on a construction site is short. I realize truckers get out in the cold but all day ling like I do.

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Sitting in Ionia MI on a 34 hour reset. I 96 through Lansing was slick as a banana peel th

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My keyboard closed on me. Was like a skating rink in Lansing. I was running about 3mph and my empty trailer kept making an appearance in my right side mirror. Meanwhile I was being passed by people doing near the speed limit. Windchill is 9 right now. Looking forward to that load to Florida!

Rainy 's Comment
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15 here in North Platte. Heading for a low of 6. Aaaaaand my bunk heater went on strike.

Ohhhh heeelllll no.message RA and see if Flying j has facilities there. Is that where u are?

Kanelin's Comment
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Yeah. I coaxed it back to life. Put a little electronic heater under the bunk next to it and let the fuel warm up. Now it's a toasty 55 in my bunk! Shirts leave weather!

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Sambo's Comment
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Went to bed last night in Lovelock, nv. Was dry. Woke up this morning with snow on the ground and cold. Checked NV dot road conditions...chains required. Asked the lady in the truck stop...chains required.

I figure, I've never done this before, might as well get some practice, so I commenced to chaining. 2 hours later (again, I'd never chained before) and my chains were secure and tight. 4 drive tires and 2 trailer tires, all with 3 bungee cords each.

Got in my truck, drove out of the truck stop, under the overpass and on to the on ramp......interstate is clear....parked on on ramp and took chains off, probably about 250 yards total distance traveled 😯

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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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