To Ease Your Mind About Winter Driving...

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Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Hope that wind dies down tonight cause I need to that way tomorrow.

Mouse, Im.in Laramie Petro right now!! The wind gusts are 63mph...my truck is governed at 62. if the wind goes faster than my truck....im parking

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Turtle's Comment
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Mouse, Im.in Laramie Petro right now!! The wind gusts are 63mph...my truck is governed at 62. if the wind goes faster than my truck....im parking

Haha that sounds reasonable!

Hmm Laramie huh? You may as well drop down to the yard in Denver. I'll be there later this afternoon through Tuesday morning. My wife is with me for protection too!

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hahha no. i have to deliver in Ogden..and they gave me a pplan to go over Donner...in a blizzard after the load was already late for pick upand the entire SLC yard was 80 miles away im 400 miles away....and of course..a foot of snow is moving in lol

Turtle's Comment
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Soooo just another day in January you're saying lol. Be safe. I imagine I'll be heading over that way toor after empty.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Soooo just another day in January you're saying lol. Be safe. I imagine I'll be heading over that way toor after empty.

Just another day for me to say heck no, i no go

lol

JoAnne EC's Comment
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SO GLAD you posted this. I have wondered / worried about this as well.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy

where over Donner are you going? You could take I-15 S to Cal 58 W at Bakersfield change to Cal 99 N then152 W to get you to I-5 N and from there get back to I-80 E. That is the way my mentor's dispatcher has been dispatching us to avoid the snow. I know it's longer but it could avoid going over Donner pass. It is not good when it's good weather. I'm just in the pilot just before SLT, we can't deliver until tonight at 9.

Just suggestions.

Raptor

Dispatcher:

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.
Forrest B.'s Comment
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When I was upgraded at CFI to my own truck one of my first deliveries was to Canada during the big snow storm of 1996.. I was terrified but it actually wasn’t tough at all. I entered Canada through Maine. I really enjoyed driving in the snow even though I was a rookie and couldn’t wait to drive back thru Canada again. Not near as bad of a drive as I thought it would be

Mik D.'s Comment
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I will shutdown when I need to with the blessing of my company as long as I keep them in the loop....communication...

PJ's Comment
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I make the decision, me, myself and I. I keep dispatch informed and call the customer if needed. If its too bad for me to at least run 40-45 then its a waste of time. I also don’t do chains. If chains are req’d I’m not!!!

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