HIGH WINDS In Colorado Along I25

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Pianoman's Comment
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FYI if you're traveling in Colorado today:

Sustained winds of 35+ mph, wind gusts up to 65 mph. I had to shut down after I almost tipped around mm 153...with 30,000 lbs in the back.

Be safe

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PLEASE be safe out there everyone! The next few days are really going to be challenging...

Tractor Man's Comment
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Just drove through Palm Springs about 45 minutes ago. They had those Damn FANS turned on again. Big time wind and dust!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Just drove through Palm Springs about 45 minutes ago. They had those Damn FANS turned on again. Big time wind and dust!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Just drove through Palm Springs about 45 minutes ago. They had those Damn FANS turned on again. Big time wind and dust!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Oops. Sorry about the double post.

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Gladhand's Comment
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Yup, didn't get to make it home for a 10 dangit. Stuck in pueblo 25 is shut down to cmvs from mm 0 - 91. The wind in Wyoming followed me. It won't let me run away haha.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Calkansan's Comment
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Us 395 is shut down for high profile vehicles from lone pine to San Bernardino /kern county line. Just sitting here with all the other trucks. Be safe.

Dan E.'s Comment
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Newbie question. Are there company policies about driving in wind and as to when you should shut down or not shut down or is it driver's decision?

Gladhand's Comment
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Newbie question. Are there company policies about driving in wind and as to when you should shut down or not shut down or is it driver's decision?

Shut down when you don't feel safe. I have found that I can deal with the 30 mph winds if I slow down, but if there is gusts there is really no way to be out there. I'm not going to put myself in danger for some cardboard haha. It's better to be late with freight than pitched in a ditch.

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