Snow Troubles ❄️

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TruckerSpeir's Comment
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So I picked up a load in Hazelton and drove all the way to Youngstown, tried to get on the turnpike and found I was over height! The snow was wet and solidified, now I have a block of ice on my trailer! No washout will get it off due to safety issues. Resolution pending. 😄

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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1. Tell TA you have an air leak and it will melt while they search for it

2. Drive down here to NM where it is 80 degrees. will melt right off.

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How freaking high is it? And why couldnt the wash just pressure wash it off? its going to melt and go down a drain anyway. what did yoir trainer say?

how did you know you were too high? did the ice hit an overpass or something?

TruckerSpeir's Comment
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Lol...good suggestions!

The truck washes just said it’s a safety issue. Crazy, I know. I found out by trying to get on the turnpike and being turned around as I was too tall. The trailer is above 14’ right now. We bought a rope and pulled from either slide and succeeded in cutting through it. No good. So we are going a different route all the way to Joliet.

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Errol V.'s Comment
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The snowy trailer question has been asked here recently. I believe there are places that can scrape the snow off the top. Don't forget the snow also adds to the scale weight of your buggy.

Maybe you could find a low, 13' 6" bridge or something.

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The snowy trailer question has been asked here recently. I believe there are places that can scrape the snow off the top. Don't forget the snow also adds to the scale weight of your buggy.

Maybe you could find a low, 13' 6" bridge or something.

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the problem with the scrapers is that i ha e only ever seen them at walmart dc and one shipper in maine. they are not common, not even in the north.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Its illegal to drive in some states with that much snow on the trailer in some states. So be forewarned sir.

TruckerSpeir's Comment
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I found it odd that this isn’t a more normal occurrence. My trainer has been driving for 38 years and has never had this happen. Both road assist and dispatch had no clue what to do either as they had never seen it.

We ended up driving out of the way to a truck wash that would help. They power sprayed the snow off. Cost 50.00 and a lot of extra time and fuel, but we made our appointment.

Old School's Comment
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My trainer has been driving for 38 years and has never had this happen.

Oh man, I've seen this so many times. When you pick up trailers in parts of the Northeast where there is Lake effect snow you will see a bunch of this. I know in Connecticut they will write you a ticket for ice and snow falling off your trailer onto the road and/or other motorist's vehicles.

TruckerSpeir's Comment
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My trainer has been driving for 38 years and has never had this happen.

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Oh man, I've seen this so many times. When you pick up trailers in parts of the Northeast where there is Lake effect snow you will see a bunch of this. I know in Connecticut they will write you a ticket for ice and snow falling off your trailer onto the road and/or other motorist's vehicles.

Yeah, I suspect senility is creeping up on him. 😁 In all seriousness it seems this should be a pretty common issue.

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