Only One Way In.... Vail

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PlanB's Comment
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So I'm currently unloading in Henderson NV and my fleet manager needs me to immediately after my unload go repower a load out of Vegas that delivers tomorrow morning in Denver.

I just drove 200+ extra miles just to avoid the mess that is Denver right now and not have to go over Vail Pass.

Unfortunately....

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There's only one way into Denver right now...

Looks like I'm actually going to have to figure out how to put my chains on. Chain laws are in affect for I-70....

Fleet Manager:

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.
Keith A.'s Comment
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You might get lucky and not have to by the time you get there. Sorta depends on what your clock looks like. Especially since it's a day and change to Vegas from Denver.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I would not be taking a route, on purpose, that requires chains. I would park it until a better way around. Or they could find someone with bigger gonads than me. My chains are for decoration and emergency. No load or amount of money is worth my life. Plus we have gotten 3 messages today about wind and shutting down if needed. CFI would rather have us safe and alive. We had one blow over this morning. BE SAFE.

PlanB's Comment
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I guess I kinda got lucky.

The other driver dropped his loaded trailer at the TA in Vegas and left.

Once I found the trailer and hooked up to it I noticed my right weigh gauge was showing the drive axle overweight.

I made sure the axels were all the way forward and dragged it over to the cat scale. 35540 on the drives with the TRL axles all the way forward.

Once I told dispatch my problem they contacted the other driver and made him come back and take his trailer back.

Now I'm sitting here with no load, but at least I'm not dragging an illegally balanced trailer over Vail pass....

You might get lucky and not have to by the time you get there. Sorta depends on what your clock looks like. Especially since it's a day and change to Vegas from Denver.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Turtle's Comment
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Weighing that load was a great move on your part. I wonder if that driver dumped the trailer on purpose...

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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CFI would have fired the driver for dropping the trailer in an unsecured place and not wait for the relay driver to show.

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