High Winds, Winter Storms, Wildfire Smoke, And Wyoming.

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40 Days's Comment
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0358294001599570404.jpg I-80 down in Wyoming again a wreak between Cheyenne and Laramie. Then also just closed at Rock Springs. I tell you if there is a winter storm between Denver and Seattle I will be in it. Just as I thought about becoming a trainer this is my home stretch for 6 months anyone wanna hang out on black ice and blizzards In the Rockies for psd. Haha that’s as mean as Kearsey and her Atlanta business. Be safe drivers I’m hopefully going to at least hit a truck stop to wait this out but our brakes are freezing every few minutes and I appear to be the only one unlocking and moving a half inch. Might be fun watching them spin soon.

PSD:

Prime Student Driver

Prime Inc has a CDL training program and the first phase is referred to as PSD. You'll get your permit and then 10,000 miles of on the road instruction.

The following is from Prime's website:

Prime’s PSD begins with you obtaining your CDL permit. Then you’ll go on the road with a certified CDL instructor for no less than 75 hours of one-on-one behind the wheel training. After training, you’ll return to Prime’s corporate headquarters in Springfield, Missouri, for final CDL state testing and your CDL license.

Obtain CDL Permit / 4 Days

  • Enter program, study and test for Missouri CDL permit.
  • Start driving/training at Prime Training Center in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Work toward 40,000 training dispatched miles (minimum) with food allowance while without CDL (Food allowance is paid back with future earnings).

On-the-Road Instruction / 10,000 Miles

  • Train with experienced certified CDL instructor for 3-4 weeks in a real world environment.
  • Get 75 hours of behind-the-wheel time with one-on-one student/instructor ratio.
  • Earn 10,000 miles toward total 40,000 miles needed.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I had one student go back and forth across WY all winter. He was from MS and feared the snow. He got past his fears. Haha.

Park it if it gets bad. Teaching them parking it is safe is part of training

PackRat's Comment
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Rawlins 77 mph wind gusts now.

Park it.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Text messages from WYODOT:

I80: Evanston - Exit 91, Flaming Gorge Way: Closed BOTH DIR due to winter conditions. As of Sep 08 at 08:52, the est open time is unknown. 08-SEP 08:53

Here's the website for WYODOT Road Closures:

WYODOT Road closures

Laura

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

40 Days's Comment
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They shut me down in Laramie Parked at loves checked wy dot no estimate on opening. Spent last winter on this stretch feels like home. Fun timesgood-luck-2.gif

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Feel free to keep that weather out that way. Sharing is not caring in this case

PackRat's Comment
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Feel free to keep that weather out that way. Sharing is not caring in this case

WHAT???

I thought it was, "Daycab: Anywhere. Any time. Any weather!"

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JakeBreak's Comment
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Text messages from WYODOT:

I80: Evanston - Exit 91, Flaming Gorge Way: Closed BOTH DIR due to winter conditions. As of Sep 08 at 08:52, the est open time is unknown. 08-SEP 08:53

Here's the website for WYODOT Road Closures:

WYODOT Road closures

Laura

How do you get messages from WYDOT? That seems like it might be pretty useful, once I finally get out of the terminal anyway lol. Its amazing how fast that changes tho, 2 weeks ago I was running across 80 there and running the a/c on max. Now they got blinding snow and black ice lol

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Wiggle wagon 's Comment
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This is one of the best apps to use foe Wyoming road conditions. Wyoming 511

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wyoming-511/id1077881610

40 Days's Comment
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Well I-80 just opened black ice but wind died a bit if there is one thing about Wyoming get out while you can. I’m rolling.

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