Crosswinds!!!

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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Holly cow! Sitting in the truck just now at the terminal , gust of wind hit the truck and rocked it hard, worst yet I felt the wind inside the truck, thinking I need to invest in some throw pillows for insolation.

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Holly cow! Sitting in the truck just now at the terminal , gust of wind hit the truck and rocked it hard, worst yet I felt the wind inside the truck, thinking I need to invest in some throw pillows for insolation.

Coming through Ohio Saturday, I kept getting hit with gusts that were pushing me over into the next lane, with 44K in the box!

Then I spent the night by the ZiN/OH line, and it rocked the truck all night. Thankfully next morning it turned into a headwind for a couple of hours then blew itself out before I headed up north through Chicago.

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Victor C. II's Comment
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For me, I would just pull into a truck stop, back up, and put a macro 22 in and keep my life safe. But my goodness, what a truck in your profile picture! Thats a truck I would love to drive.

Just watching some videos of some tractor/trailers being blown over by strong crosswinds. How many of you have experienced this? What is your course of action as you're traveling through these high wind areas?

Paul K.'s Comment
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For me, I would just pull into a truck stop, back up, and put a macro 22 in and keep my life safe. But my goodness, what a truck in your profile picture! Thats a truck I would love to drive.

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Just watching some videos of some tractor/trailers being blown over by strong crosswinds. How many of you have experienced this? What is your course of action as you're traveling through these high wind areas?

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I have to give props to my son for the profile pic! That would be a dream truck, but I like older, meaner looking trucks like your profile pic. It would be nice to own an oldie someday. Just out of curiosity, what is Macro 22?

G-Town's Comment
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Just out of curiosity, what is Macro 22?

Macros are the messages we send through the Qualcomm (on-board computer), to digitally communicate with driver management back at the Mothership (terminal) . For Swift (which is where Victor used to work); it means you are running late and with the required text that accompanies the message; "unsafe weather conditions, high wind".

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
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