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Diver Driver's Comment
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Need a roommate for your move to Florida ? I'll pay 1/2 of everything.

Getting stuck in a flat parking lot, and needing a tow truck to pull me all of 2', has cemented my feelings of "Winter driving sucks!"smile.gifrofl-2.gif

Gladhand's Comment
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Welcome to the stuck club haha, same thing happened to me a few weeks ago in Oregon. Right in the driveway of the truckstop too.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hahahsh. In hear ya! FL said my truck died due to excessive cold. I've had only one week of driving in good temps.... That's it. Poor thing still isn't fixed

Diver Driver's Comment
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Got stuck throwing chains today in Snoqualmie pass. THAT MY FRIENDS, BITES! Gonna look into auto socks.

Let's just say...Chains 1- Diver 0

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Got stuck throwing chains today in Snoqualmie pass. THAT MY FRIENDS, BITES! Gonna look into auto socks.

Let's just say...Chains 1- Diver 0

Eeeewww chains yuck. I'd pay someone lol or park. My FM would never send me back there lol

Fm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kat's Comment
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Got stuck throwing chains today in Snoqualmie pass. THAT MY FRIENDS, BITES! Gonna look into auto socks.

Let's just say...Chains 1- Diver 0

I sat tight until they lifted the chain requirements. Did you see anyone out there that was a chaining service? I read on the WADOT website that there were people that came out to make money putting chains on for people....$25 a tire for CMVs.

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.

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

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Joshua J.'s Comment
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Im not gonna lie, that sounds like a pretty sweet gig 25$ per tire chained, might need to set me up a side businesssmile.gif

Diver Driver's Comment
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I would have gladly paid someone. The reports when I got started were that west bound was clear. When I got there though, the snow had started coming down, and chaining was required.

I did have a blonde moment though. I didn't realize that Prime gives you 2 different sized cables for the trailer. (Super single and conventional.) So I was out fighting with the wrong cables for the trailer, and cursing like a sailor.

I did see DOT pulled over someone who felt they were above the chain law. I guess his company pays him well enough that he felt he would risk the fine.

Not really sure how the company would feel about shutting down.... for me it was just a pain in the butt throwing the chains.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Kat's Comment
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I was outside of Spokane and had checked the pass info when I woke up. I saw the chain requirements and messaged my FM saying that I wasn't moving until the pass was in better shape. He didn't give me any problem at all. I left out of there about 0930 and was still able to make my appt on time thankfully. I pick up here and am running back to GA. Told him that 80 still looked awful, so I am taking 90 back out of here. LOL

Fm:

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.
Rick S.'s Comment
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I was outside of Spokane and had checked the pass info when I woke up. I saw the chain requirements and messaged my FM saying that I wasn't moving until the pass was in better shape. He didn't give me any problem at all. I left out of there about 0930 and was still able to make my appt on time thankfully. I pick up here and am running back to GA. Told him that 80 still looked awful, so I am taking 90 back out of here. LOL

Yeah - WYDot is showing 80 with Black Ice Warnings most of the way through...

Wyoming DOT Closures/Advisories

Even 90 has a couple of Black Ice warnings, but not nearly so much as 80

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

Rick

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.

Fm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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