Rainy, CK, Big T And Raptor In Utah

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy and CK you guys r 2 miles from Swift West Valley terminal. Big T It shows you in Provo. Big storm coming at around 2 am. I've now heard 3 different snow drops. 1. 23 inches 2. 16 inches 3. 8 inches Don't know who to believe but we're 3rd in line for tomorrow morning entering the shop. Oil leak and right windshield cracked. And tomorrow is MLK Jr. holiday.

Raptor

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.

Big T's Comment
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Thanks for the heads up Raptor. I can't updated yet. Im in Nebraska today and it isn't looking much better. We got approval to run south out of here into Kansas and then across the 40 to california. Adds 120 miles but may save a day of shutdown waiting.

CK's Comment
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Hi Raptor, I'm just seeing this on Monday at 9:45 PM. I'm currently training at Prime over here, and staying at the airport ramada. We got about 5 or 6 inches here.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Watch the wind in Kansas. 30 to 40 mph gust!

Thanks for the heads up Raptor. I can't updated yet. Im in Nebraska today and it isn't looking much better. We got approval to run south out of here into Kansas and then across the 40 to california. Adds 120 miles but may save a day of shutdown waiting.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Well we got everything fixed on the truck yesterday. The oil pan gasket leak was the oil smell. The turbo gasket had blown that was our loss of power. And they replaced the cracked windshield. So we get to Hershey in Ogdenand go to this area where they haven't cleaned from the previous storms to clean out the trailer. The wind caught the trailer door and almost ripped from my hand. Hershey requires the trailer to be spotless. No broken chips of pallets on the floor.

Did I mention when we were woken at 0515 yesterday morning by the shop it was s owing pretty good. I thought I was dreaming about the tapping on the door. My mentor didn't even budge. The other bad part is that you can't stay in the truck while they do th ed repairs. A d the cafeteria is like on the other side of the terminal. So we trudge through the blinding snow to get something to eat. Then leave there and go to the driver's lounge another walk out in the blinding snow. Both times I looked like that guy in the movie stuck out in the mountains with snow all over his beard. So we finally left around 1400 for the shipper in Ogden. We are in a rest stop a out 25 miles from Barstow. We can't deliver until tonight at 1830. Oh well.

All who are still going through all that snow, please be careful. I was going through parts of the lower Utah and going about 50 along with most of the trucks when these two flatbedders with there fancy lights and Pete's come flying by us all. They were heavily loaded and of course Pete's are heavier than Freighters. These were long nose Pete's which have the big engine in them. So they do fly! So I have rambled on again.

Raptor

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I delivered to hershey ogden before shutting down. lol

we are still at our terminal cause I80 is closed, I90 adds 200 miles and is black ice..I70 is closed or needs chains...screw that

ill sit here then we will fly threw it.

its great being a company driver no pressure!

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.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Still could of gone the southern route and then gone north. I'll see if I can calculate the difference in miles and time spent sitting.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy

Ok I have an approximate time and distance. So I rounded everything. It's 14 hours going the southern route from Ogden to Sacramento. And about 1100 miles that way. You have a student, and the exposure would be good. Well you're the captain of your ship. Just don't like sitting if there are alternatives. And no I'm not suggesting you drive in snow. I'm just saying that the route I gave you would be better than sitting.

Raptor

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Im not headed west anymore...we are going to East.

so its i80 which is closed....i70 was closed in some parts and chains in others... US 191 & 6 needs chains to get to I40 and adds 600+ miles I90 is covered in ice and adds a ton of miles.

Keep in mind..adding miles means adding fuel costs...the company pays the fuel, so you cant just say "ill drive an extra 500 miles".

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Ok I understand what ur saying.

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