Storms: Wonderful World Of Trucking

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PackRat's Comment
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You should have been with me Sunday. I chained up twice.

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Ugh? Colorado or Donners?

Rick

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Oregon. East of Cabbage.

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I just missed that one. I had a drop off in Meridian/Boise Sunday and a pick up in La Grande, OR on Monday. I was driving on I-84 W, hoping to park overnight at the Pilot in La Grande for Monday pick up. Things got pretty bad, so I parked at the Pilot in Ontario OR. Not long after that, they ended up shutting down I-84 westbound from just past Ontario to Baker for multiple accidents. I guess someone was looking out for me that day. Were you picking up one of those paper loads?

I chained just after La Grande (I think?). I did park there at the rest area due to high winds and only 18,500 in the box.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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If that happened here I'd tell my terminal id see them in June or July when it all melts.

I'm just thankful the storm fell on my off days. My co-driver had to go in at 8:00 that morning, but didn't make it in until the afternoon.

This storm caught those of us up my way by surprise. I topped out at between 38 and 40 inches at my house on the mountain. I can't imagine how bad it must have been the drive a rig through that mess.

My granddaughter in the road, part way through the storm:

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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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If that happened here I'd tell my terminal id see them in June or July when it all melts.

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I'm just thankful the storm fell on my off days. My co-driver had to go in at 8:00 that morning, but didn't make it in until the afternoon.

This storm caught those of us up my way by surprise. I topped out at between 38 and 40 inches at my house on the mountain. I can't imagine how bad it must have been the drive a rig through that mess.

My granddaughter in the road, part way through the storm:

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Adorable!

Did you get shoveled out, finally??!?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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I should have mentioned that my granddaughter was standing up to her armpits in snow. It's hard to tell from that picture.

Yes, we got mostly cleared thanks to my two plow trucks and snowblower. Good times!

Those mounds are actually buried vehicles!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Now that we know your gorgeous granddaughter is 'dug out' of the drift.. 'Grandpa..tell me 'bout the good ole' days!'

Wink wink!

Thanks for sharing, Turtle.

I'm a can fulla worms when the hubby gets home, haha!

~ Anne ~

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