PA Interstates Shutdown

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Susan D. 's Comment
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Yeah, my trainee and I delivered our load late last night in Mechanicsburg and came over to the Petro in Carlisle for our 10. I knew by the time we got close to our next shipper , the ban would be in effect and we'd have nowhere to park there, so just let my company know last night, we'll be hanging in Carlisle until it's all over. Reminded them this morning of the plan and they got our appointment times changed. The snow started here a little bit around 1pm. Not much going on and it's 5:30pm lol. I'm sure it would be nasty later tonight and worse where we're supposed to be loading.

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.

millionmiler24 (CRSTs Mos's Comment
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Yeah, my trainee and I delivered our load late last night in Mechanicsburg and came over to the Petro in Carlisle for our 10. I knew by the time we got close to our next shipper , the ban would be in effect and we'd have nowhere to park there, so just let my company know last night, we'll be hanging in Carlisle until it's all over. Reminded them this morning of the plan and they got our appointment times changed. The snow started here a little bit around 1pm. Not much going on and it's 5:30pm lol. I'm sure it would be nasty later tonight and worse where we're supposed to be loading.

If you go eat in the Iron Skillet in there, ask for a waitress named Brooklyn. She is by far one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met and she takes great care of everyone in there and also she’s the hardest workin lady there. She is working there to help pay for medical school.

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Not sure if I've met Brooklyn or not, but yes they're always nice and provide excellent service here.. just the food isn't that good lol.

Jamie's Comment
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The snow that it has dumped so far and it's not over just yet:

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PackRat's Comment
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There was a piece I read earlier concerning those that ignored the mandatory restrictions during the weekend. Many tickets were written with a hit of up to $300, plus court costs. That eats into the bottom line! Don't ignore the road signs.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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There was a piece I read earlier concerning those that ignored the mandatory restrictions during the weekend. Many tickets were written with a hit of up to $300, plus court costs. That eats into the bottom line! Don't ignore the road signs.

Yeah I saw a few trucks driving during the ban

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I get text messages from WYODOT for I-80 and US 30. These came a bit ago, but have been going on for hours....the 8 to 10 hours keep getting pushed out:

I80: Exit 187, Creston Jct - Rawlins: Closed BOTH DIR due to local authority request. As of Jan 22 at 01:52, the est open time is in 8 to 10 hours. Exit 111, Airport and Baxter Roads closed by local authority request

US30: I-80 Exit 187, Creston Jct - Rawlins: Closed BOTH DIR due to local authority request. Rawlins - I-80 Exit 235, Walcott Jct: Closed WB due to local authority request

I80: Evanston - Exit 30, Bigelow Rd and Exit 83, La Barge Rd - Exit 111, Airport and Baxter Roads: Closed EB due to local authority request. As of Jan 22 at 01:53 the best open time is in 8 to 10 hours.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yep, im still sitting in SLC terminal cause I80 is closed. I 70 is chain laws and I 90 is black ice.

screw that. I drove through nastiness to get here...ill wait until it goes away.

Remind me again why everyone wants to be out west????

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Remind me again why everyone wants to be out west????

The scenery.

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