Windy In Wyoming. Whoda Thunk!

Topic 17303 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Kanelin's Comment
member avatar

So this is turning into a nightmare run for me. Bunk heater died, I got it fixed, then it died again. 2 degrees outside. Went to a hotel at midnight, fully intending to get on it today.

Left fairly early this morning, on I80, hoping to make it to Little America, WY before shutting down. All went well until I hit Cheyenne. From there to Laramie it was windy with blowing snow, slush and super truckers on the road. Down to 40 mph at times. Nothing about any of this on the weather in NE. As I was getting ready to get off at the Petro in Laramie I saw one of the light up signs that said: "High winds from Laramie to Rawlins. Blow over warning." That decided me right there.

Talked to a couple other drivers headed west and they are all shutting down too. To top it off, there's a winter storm warning and a rollover to the west. Guess I won't be making ANY money this week! But, hey, I'll be alive to not spend it!



Operating While Intoxicated

Old Roadie's Comment
member avatar

Sounds like Wyoming alright! Glad you decided to shut down. Worth a pound of cure!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
member avatar

Talk to FM about getting a room at that hotel next to the Petro. See if Petro can fix heater.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
mountain girl's Comment
member avatar


I drive across WY about 40 times per month and drove it all this week. 56 hours of work/driving in 4 days.

I just got home after driving from Utah to Denver this morning.

It was a tough week, for sure.

How may I help?

-mountain girl

mountain girl's Comment
member avatar

Damn. I was just at the Petro this morning.

I wish I had logged on earlier and seen your post before I left.

-mountain girl

Kanelin's Comment
member avatar

Haha, so was I MG. Spent the night in a hotel and decided to go this morning. Weather said wind was down and the snow was only gonna get worse. Made it to SLC no problem. Sounds like 25 down to Denver is gonna be a mess this weekend, tho. Normally I love the drive through WY, my kind of country. And the drive today wasn't too bad, between Rawlins and Utah, anyway 😆

Thanks for the help to both of you.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

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

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

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

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



Why Join Trucking Truth?

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