Feel Like I Just Went Through 3 Days In One Day

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Started out in Springville Utah at 5 this morning. Drop the trailer and picked up another one and was heading back to Kansas City to drop this for my home time. Red flag alert in Utah for high winds thank God the load was heavy but the truck was still going all around. I drove the mountains in West Virginia so going up the mountains in Utah and Wyoming wasn't to bad just longer grades. Getting to the point where I can downshift and only lose two to three miles per hour before it used to be 6 to 10 LOL. So I get into Wyoming and it hit a dust storm. Don't even know how to describe it. My windows were closed and I still had to sip on something every few minutes because of the grit in my mouth. I get between Laramie and Cheyenne the last mountains I have to climb and I see all these black clouds not sure what I'm looking at wondering if there was a forest fire. Start going up the climb and I see the sign saying fog alert. It was so thick had my flashers on was only going about 45 miles an hour and even then I could barely see. This went on for about 25 miles. When I started at The Climb temperature was 78 degrees when I got to the top of the climb the temperature was 42. I had my air conditioner on it still hadn't tried to put my heater on because I haven't used it yet... I was freezing LOL trying to figure out how to turn it on while driving in the fog. Finally got through there and then it was nothing but Construction 8 Miles then 12 miles of one lane road with the traffic coming at me had 45 minutes of drive time left when I saw the rest area. It was getting dark and a loves was about 20 minutes away I said to hell with it I park it in the rest area. Still put on 600 miles today but damn am I tired.

David M.'s Comment
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Sounds like you earned your pay today. ;) I've only run that stretch out west once so far and it was night so I did not get a chance to admire the views. Sounds like you didn't either with dust and fog. Better luck next trip.

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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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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If you want to go around Elk Mountain in the future, US 30 goes from Laramie to Walcott. There is usually less wind there.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Sounds like I got super lucky last week! Denver to Salt Lake City on i80. Pass going into Salt Lake is cool but looked like it had snowed some. Winter is coming and it's going to hit the western 11 early.

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