Cold Encounters With The Elements

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Loose snow dumped on Monday....60+ mph winds on Tues. Going slow and steady.

Laura

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As all my family is in FLOR I DUH.. (oops, sorry.) Wondering myself. LoL. Looks like pictures from CLE and CMH airports .. grounding planes.. as you venture out! Yeah.. if I had YOUR experience, I'd think about it. I'm the 'chosen one' on my TWP road to run to the 'larger' town for necessities.. with my Jeep. Yay. Me.

KUDOS, m'lady! sheesh, smh.. nope!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

PackRat's Comment
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Here's a few Good and Bad from the past 10 days.

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andhe78's Comment
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1.) Water in airlines? Brake chambers are pretty strong, but... not indifferent to freezing with unwanted H2o...

2.) Rocker arm won't move w/o the pancake and brake assist w/o release?

3.) Push rod is not working because no assist to arm. (ie: brake chamber and diaphragm frozen.)?

Just 'my' 2 cents, lolol~!

No, I didn't have help .. and .. yes . . . I sorda did.

Seriously . . . I just got a 'lesson' is all. . . and could be ALL wrong. PLEASE, praytell, andhe78?

Anne, it ended up being something funny because of how unexpected it was. I’m sure you know that cable dangling under the tank is attached to the drain valve-pull on it and it drains the air tank. So as I’m driving along, my compressor suddenly starts coming on. Obviously an air leak, figured I’d caught an air line on a packed snow hummock. Get out, do a walk around. Imagine my surprise to see a snowball the size of a basketball had packed onto that cable (you can see a little snowball dangling on that cable in the pic.) The snowball had gotten heavy enough on the cable that it opened my drain valve and that was my air leak. I just had to laugh as I kicked the snowball off, made sure the valve reseated properly, and carried on with my night.

Old School's Comment
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Andhe78, that's funny. I knew that was your air tank, but I'd have never guessed that about a basketball sized snowball pulling your relief valve open. We certainly experience some strange things out here on the road.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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1.) Water in airlines? Brake chambers are pretty strong, but... not indifferent to freezing with unwanted H2o...

2.) Rocker arm won't move w/o the pancake and brake assist w/o release?

3.) Push rod is not working because no assist to arm. (ie: brake chamber and diaphragm frozen.)?

Just 'my' 2 cents, lolol~!

No, I didn't have help .. and .. yes . . . I sorda did.

Seriously . . . I just got a 'lesson' is all. . . and could be ALL wrong. PLEASE, praytell, andhe78?

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Anne, it ended up being something funny because of how unexpected it was. I’m sure you know that cable dangling under the tank is attached to the drain valve-pull on it and it drains the air tank. So as I’m driving along, my compressor suddenly starts coming on. Obviously an air leak, figured I’d caught an air line on a packed snow hummock. Get out, do a walk around. Imagine my surprise to see a snowball the size of a basketball had packed onto that cable (you can see a little snowball dangling on that cable in the pic.) The snowball had gotten heavy enough on the cable that it opened my drain valve and that was my air leak. I just had to laugh as I kicked the snowball off, made sure the valve reseated properly, and carried on with my night.

Andhe78, that's funny. I knew that was your air tank, but I'd have never guessed that about a basketball sized snowball pulling your relief valve open. We certainly experience some strange things out here on the road.

I, too, SEE THE DANG SNOWBALL, hahahaha!! Gotta say; I was flummoxed ... LoL~!!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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This is heading to the house around lunch time in the blizzard still going on in Minnesota. I was only moving around 5-10mph for about 35 miles on and off due to visibility. Lucky for me, that peek mirror that shows the passenger side step saved my butt by allowing me to see the road edge when everything else was a white out.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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That looks rough! I'm glad you made it home.

Jammer a's Comment
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This is my 1st winter as a driver and I’ve got an education the last 3weeks fro Oregon Washington and Colorado seeing how I’m a az boy I’ve thrown like 1 snowball in my life

I'd love to see some of the Winter Weather elements you guys are encountering. We drivers get new and interesting challenges with each day. It's good to share with each other and see what is going on in various parts of the country. Since I'm not driving right now I'm sharing one of my shots from a past winter. This was taken in the Northeast - Connecticut to be exact. This particular customer would drive four foot tall stakes just outside the driveway that the big trucks took to get into the receiving area. They would try to have the plows keep the drive clean but sometimes it was just impossible. The stakes were painted reflective safety red at the top. I always knew I was on the pavement if I could just keep it between those stakes.

The weather has been particularly challenging this week. You guys keep safe out there and don't take too many chances. If you aren't feeling safe go ahead and shut down. As you gain experience you will be able to handle all kinds of foul weather, but don't take too many chances as you are just developing your driving skills.

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Please share some of your winter photos with us. I always enjoy seeing what you guys and gals are up to.good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jammer a's Comment
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I keep trying to add pics but I don’t seem to be doin it right

This is my 1st winter as a driver and I’ve got an education the last 3weeks fro Oregon Washington and Colorado seeing how I’m a az boy I’ve thrown like 1 snowball in my life

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I'd love to see some of the Winter Weather elements you guys are encountering. We drivers get new and interesting challenges with each day. It's good to share with each other and see what is going on in various parts of the country. Since I'm not driving right now I'm sharing one of my shots from a past winter. This was taken in the Northeast - Connecticut to be exact. This particular customer would drive four foot tall stakes just outside the driveway that the big trucks took to get into the receiving area. They would try to have the plows keep the drive clean but sometimes it was just impossible. The stakes were painted reflective safety red at the top. I always knew I was on the pavement if I could just keep it between those stakes.

The weather has been particularly challenging this week. You guys keep safe out there and don't take too many chances. If you aren't feeling safe go ahead and shut down. As you gain experience you will be able to handle all kinds of foul weather, but don't take too many chances as you are just developing your driving skills.

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Please share some of your winter photos with us. I always enjoy seeing what you guys and gals are up to.good-luck.gif

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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This was at the 7030 Walmart DC last Wednesday night, about 1800. Brutally cold and windy. About 16” fell overnight. Nothing moved until the next afternoon...

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Trailer bans on all of the major interstates.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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