Snow, Please Stop Following Me.

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Gladhand's Comment
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Everywhere I go the snow is following me. Wasn't too worried about dealing with it in Montana because I should have been loaded up and out of here by now, but because of a messed up dispatch I am sitting here for 2 days to deliver this... dispatch said on my end to deliver today, but at the receivers end not until the 20th.. Why order product if the warehouse is already packed as it is?

Sometimes trucking doesn't always go our way, but I have no choice, so I have to deal with it. My dm is pretty mad too and said he will make sure I get extra pay. Sadly driving is more money than sitting money is, but I'll take it. Stay warm everyone.

Dm:

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

Rob T.'s Comment
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Jeez, wish id get to see some snow. In des Moines we haven't seen anything but flurries. Had a route that took me out to Omaha and Lincoln today and couldn't believe nothing out there either! I say I want snow...but once it starts falling I'll be grumpy haha.

Linden R.'s Comment
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Just sayin', I was laughing at the title. Snow literally follows us up here. We have a saying in New England; "Follow any storm and you'll end up here". US prevailing winds go northeast, everything you guys get we get. So yeah, we literally get followed by it. We're a big magnet.

Pianoman's Comment
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Jealous. I've only gotten rained on for the past two days lol.

Unholychaos's Comment
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Rob and Pianoman, are you guys really wanting to be in the snow?? Personally, I love the fact that I haven't seen much snow yet. Ran from Iowa down to Texas, up the Minnesota, back down to Iowa, and going back up to Minnesota again today without seeing as much as a few flurries. I'm relishing the mild weather as much as possible right now.

Old School's Comment
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Whats wrong with a little snow? So far it's been a mild winter, but brace yourselves, it has a way of catching you unexpectedly.

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This is where I parked last week at a customer near Buffalo, New York. It snowed 14 inches that night. In the morning they had to plow the parking lot just to get the fork lift to me!

This is what it looked like as I was leaving.

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PackRat's Comment
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Snow and cold weather in December??? Say it ain't so!!!embarrassed.gifshocked.png

Rob T.'s Comment
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I just miss the snow. Its my first year driving a big rig so I'm nervous about driving it in the snow. However, I lived in Tampa /st Pete for the last 2 years and part of the reason we moved north is missing the cooler weather, as well as the snow. My boys (2, and 9 months) also haven't had the joy of playing in the snow so I look forward to that. I grew up just south of st Paul/minneapolis and remember how much fun it was playing in the snow and sledding and look forward to experiencing it with the kids. I'm sure ill regret wanting snow once I'm stuck driving in it.

Rob and Pianoman, are you guys really wanting to be in the snow?? Personally, I love the fact that I haven't seen much snow yet. Ran from Iowa down to Texas, up the Minnesota, back down to Iowa, and going back up to Minnesota again today without seeing as much as a few flurries. I'm relishing the mild weather as much as possible right now.

Pianoman's Comment
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Rob and Pianoman, are you guys really wanting to be in the snow?? Personally, I love the fact that I haven't seen much snow yet. Ran from Iowa down to Texas, up the Minnesota, back down to Iowa, and going back up to Minnesota again today without seeing as much as a few flurries. I'm relishing the mild weather as much as possible right now.

Yes! I love snow! It's my favorite thing about winter.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Rob and Pianoman, are you guys really wanting to be in the snow?? Personally, I love the fact that I haven't seen much snow yet. Ran from Iowa down to Texas, up the Minnesota, back down to Iowa, and going back up to Minnesota again today without seeing as much as a few flurries. I'm relishing the mild weather as much as possible right now.

Alright, the snow can go away now LOL. Last Friday had some freezing rain that gave me hell, and this morning had just enough snow to make the roads a sheet of ice. Wouldn't be too bad if I was in des Moines all day, instead i got sent out on a bunch of 2 lane country roads that haven't been cleaned up. Not too much fun in a single axle day cab. Amazes me some of these drivers going waaay too fast. Had a couple running their mouths on the CB cuz I was going 45 after seeing another driver take the ditch. Slow and steady wins the race...

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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