I 40 NM & TX Still A Mess!

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Last night I drove from Russells truck stop in NM and drove through Amarillo. Many truck stops were out of power and trucks were parked on the service roads in the lanes blocking any hope to get parked. There were overturned trucks on the service roads too. The construction didnt help by shifting us to different lanes constantly. I drove a whole 120 miles in 4 hours then got excited to see an open spot at a rest area. by that time I was clear of snow and ice but the wind was batting me around with 18k in the box. I parked. Screw it. I passed about 6 trucks ran off the side of the road or jack knifed and two trucks on their side. Not me.

That delayed us by about 11 hours on a Fedex load and I dont care. And no one is saying BOO! To me about it.

Be safe all

Jammer a's Comment
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Damn that’s where I’m headed on my next pick up..you be careful out there we came back thru the 10west last nigh not bad at all only stopped for fuel and border check

Last night I drove from Russells truck stop in NM and drove through Amarillo. Many truck stops were out of power and trucks were parked on the service roads in the lanes blocking any hope to get parked. There were overturned trucks on the service roads too. The construction didnt help by shifting us to different lanes constantly. I drove a whole 120 miles in 4 hours then got excited to see an open spot at a rest area. by that time I was clear of snow and ice but the wind was batting me around with 18k in the box. I parked. Screw it. I passed about 6 trucks ran off the side of the road or jack knifed and two trucks on their side. Not me.

That delayed us by about 11 hours on a Fedex load and I dont care. And no one is saying BOO! To me about it.

Be safe all

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yeah my mentor said the I-40 fro Oklahoma thru New Mexico was a nightmare. We got our next XPO load outta KC, going to Sac Town , uuggggh ! Asked DM really?? he said the I-80 surprisingly is a LOT better than the 40 ! So far it is clear skies into Nebraska Just doin quick pit stop at Loves off US 2....

Seems we got outta Miami Fl, just in time too whewwwww! Aside from 4 different accident tie ups along the way out worst in San Ant TX. 2 big rigs, heard 2 people didn't make it. All cleared up by time we passed area 3 hours later

Sad when anyone dies out here......SLOW DOWNNNNN jeeze

Dm:

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.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Last night I drove from Russells truck stop in NM and drove through Amarillo. Many truck stops were out of power and trucks were parked on the service roads in the lanes blocking any hope to get parked. There were overturned trucks on the service roads too. The construction didnt help by shifting us to different lanes constantly. I drove a whole 120 miles in 4 hours then got excited to see an open spot at a rest area. by that time I was clear of snow and ice but the wind was batting me around with 18k in the box. I parked. Screw it. I passed about 6 trucks ran off the side of the road or jack knifed and two trucks on their side. Not me.

That delayed us by about 11 hours on a Fedex load and I dont care. And no one is saying BOO! To me about it.

Be safe all

Kearsey, Do you have one of those FedEx loads where they make your appointment based on a 45mph average from when you leave the shipper?

Glad you are being safe and actually found somewhere to park!

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yep...one of those do 1600 miles in 30 hours or whatever crap.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matt M.'s Comment
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You can thank me for the snow. I was a smart ass about the weather to my fleet manager and without a doubt invoked that storm.

We were driving to Springfield to get a new truck, I hammered down through it with 10k of hazmat in the box. Since we run dedicated in the south I don't really get to drive through snow anymore. Definitely saw some wrecks. Tucumcari was the worst spot when we went through.

By the way, good God the storage situation in these 2021 freightliners is awful. We don't even have space for all the stuff from our 2018. Not sure what we are going to do, glad I don't have to live out of the truck otr style anymore.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You can thank me for the snow. I was a smart ass about the weather to my fleet manager and without a doubt invoked that storm.

We were driving to Springfield to get a new truck, I hammered down through it with 10k of hazmat in the box. Since we run dedicated in the south I don't really get to drive through snow anymore. Definitely saw some wrecks. Tucumcari was the worst spot when we went through.

By the way, good God the storage situation in these 2021 freightliners is awful. We don't even have space for all the stuff from our 2018. Not sure what we are going to do, glad I don't have to live out of the truck otr style anymore.

yeah the Petes are the same. Open space but no storage

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Gunna be on the 40 headed to Arkansas....Fed Ex Grd load outta Sacramento....Whatta new pain with FXs new system....paperless BOLs to your cell lol

They might wanna train linehaul to be lil more proficient ar it !! Spent over 3 hours waiting for right stuff to leave today.

I delivered XPO 8 am , chased down an empty at west sac's fed ex ,,,since XPO only had loaded CRST trailers lol

Anyhoo hopin I-40s better , but beats the other load to Mich !!

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
RealDiehl's Comment
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By the way, good God the storage situation in these 2021 freightliners is awful. We don't even have space for all the stuff from our 2018. Not sure what we are going to do, glad I don't have to live out of the truck otr style anymore.

Really? The 2021's have less storage? I thought they were the same as the 2018-2020's. I haven't been inside a 2021 yet. I'm curious...What did they change?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Now I am on I 77 with 50mph gusts and a light load.

There is a political conspiracy controlling the wind to prevent me from voting!!!

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