Question About Driving In High Winds

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Jamie's Comment
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I'm set to start my day in about two hours, but the wind speed is current blowing around 22MPH wind with it getting up to around 33MPH I believe it says, my load is really light around 2600 pounds. Would it be fine to drive in this type of wind with such a light load?

The wind isn't so bad from what I can see in Pennsylvania, and I'm like 26 miles from the state line making my way to WI.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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You just answered my question lol

Honestly... i just just parked a couple hours early.

I have 42k in the box and it batted me around like a rag doll. add the pooling water on the roads and its not nice. Of course i came from the east so maybe west is better.

there werent any alerts for me and i felt it all day but this was the worst.

Jamie's Comment
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You just answered my question lol

Honestly... i just just parked a couple hours early.

I have 42k in the box and it batted me around like a rag doll. add the pooling water on the roads and its not nice. Of course i came from the east so maybe west is better.

there werent any alerts for me and i felt it all day but this was the worst.

Yeah it has been windy all day, basically the same in New York. The load I delivered today was about 43,000 and at times I was getting blown all over the place. So I wasn't entirely sure if it would be fine with my light load, as I rather not be posting tomorrow "So my truck got blown over"

So trying to decide before I start my day.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I heard on the news yesterday that the wind blew train cars over on a trestle. Don’t know where but the wind deserves respect I fear it almost more than ice and snow

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I heard on the news yesterday that the wind blew train cars over on a trestle. Don’t know where but the wind deserves respect I fear it almost more than ice and snow

Drivers sont give wind enough respect, you are correct. i drobe through Amarillo last summer and billboards were blowing apart into the interstate. my student was like "i can drive it, let me". Uh no.

when we got back to the terminal we found trailers were punctured by flying objects and wildfires created such dangerous conditions, my student shook my hand and congratulated me on a good call.

Prime just put out a safety alert, "Please shut down too early rather than too late. we will stand behind you".

cant argue with that.

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Diver Driver's Comment
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You can use this as a guide. But YOU are the captain of your own ship. If you are white knuckling the steering wheel, you're driving beyond your comfort and skill levels, and need to shut it down.

Diver Driver's Comment
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You can use this as a guide. But YOU are the captain of your own ship. If you are white knuckling the steering wheel, you're driving beyond your comfort and skill levels, and need to shut it down.

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Jamie's Comment
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Well I made it 275 miles before deciding to park for two reasons.

One: I'm tired and feel like I could fall asleep behind the wheel. Didn't get much sleep during my break, couldn't fall back asleep for some reason. Maybe rainy put a curse on me.

Two: it started snowing out of no where with low visibility.

So those two don't mix. rofl-3.gif

400 miles away from my delivery, which I can make today as my appointment is anytime today until 10pm tomorrow night.

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Good that you stopped. People dont realize how fatiguing weather can make you.

Jamie's Comment
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Good that you stopped. People dont realize how fatiguing weather can make you.

That is so true, I always try to pay attention to how fatigue I feel and stop when I need too. I stopped a few times last night just to stretch and what not which I don't always do. After a little while I knew I was to tired to be behind the wheel and with it snowing with low visibility, I stopped at a service plaza on the Ohio turnpike.

There is almost always parking on these things. rofl-3.gif

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