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Jamie's Comment
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I'm bobtailing, got another 95 miles to go and I'm heading in the direction of the storm. good-luck-2.gif

Haven't noticed any ice really, just roads covered in snow.


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I'm headed west on I-70 just outside of St Louis and my Collision mitigation system keeps icing up and twice has jammed the brakes on me, my delivery isn't until Tuesday morning so I'm done with it. Second time the brakes came on my truck skidded. I guess there's a cover over the radar sensors I called the shop and they told me they're going to take it off when I get back in I guess the ice causes It to reflect back scared the crap out of me.


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Jamie's Comment
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Well I made ithe 120 mile bobtail trip, started skidding a few times while going up some hills, almost went side ways at one point. shocked.png

I got my trailer, it was a bit overweight:


Both my trailer and truck is covered in snow and what used to be snow. So between that and burning fuel along the way my weight should even out and be legal.


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jamie, that’s one heavy load! Is it hilly where you are going with that?

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, that’s one heavy load! Is it hilly where you are going with that?

Not so much but there are some. rofl-1.gif

Jamie's Comment
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The weight was legal when I left last night:


And I have burned a lot of fuel and more snow has fallen off my truck, so it should weigh even less now.

Taking my 10 hour break, still got like 5 and a half hours left to drive and could make it to the customer but my hours would be low and there is no truck parking near by nor can I park at the customer. Plus it's not far from Atlanta Georgia, so not trying to get caught in traffic low on hours. rofl-1.gif

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