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Jammer a's Comment
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Yes I heard man horrible accident that’s was the reason for my post you be safe leaving out at 2 am over there everything will be frozen !!!

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y’all be careful out in Iowa

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I was off today so I was home where its safe. 40 vehicle pile up happened 30 miles east of Des Moines on i80 with a majority of those involved being commercial vehicles. Luckily nobody died but what a mess. Those 2 troopers are lucky to have not been in their cars after being crushed by a tanker. Hearing the terror in their voices over the radio gave me chills. Slow the hell down and park it. There's a reason travel wasn't advised most of the day. I'm headed out that way around 2am. Hopefully it's back open. Very poor look for the industry. That was just one of many multi vehicle accidents on 80 today.

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Bird-One's Comment
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I’ll be honest I think Illinois plows have been doing a great job so far this winter. Plows were out this morning salting the roads hours before the snow started today. Indiana however is a whole different story.

Rolling thru Louisiana about 20 miles out of Lafayette sundown looks beautiful y’all be careful out in Iowa chi town and Indiana looks awful over there

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I called off today, we got ice and wind gusts upto 50 mph.

PJ's Comment
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I just woke up at the shipper. Was parked on the road outside the gate. Spun tires in the snow enough to trip the elog. Lucky I had time back on a split. Radar looks terrible north of me. Hopefully just rain getting outta here. Heading from Williamsport MD down to High Point NC then to the house a couple days.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

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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.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I got home about an hour ago. Only 70 days out this time.

10 weeks out...so how many days at home do you get? Got 1.5 days to reset. Got another load of cheese going to Greensboro NC and sitting in Lyman WY...exit 41. Rawlins to Laramie has been shut down due to crashes and winter weather since 7 a.m. Around 1400 it was Laramie to Cheyenne and about 1700 from Rock Spgs to Rawlins. Still closed for 9 to 11 hrs. Another storm is due in starting at 0600 :-P

Laura

Jammer a's Comment
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Y’all be safe out there Pj last I saw that area is looking pretty rough and Laura I don’t like Wyoming lol I’ll do it but I just don’t wanna be safe over there

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I got home about an hour ago. Only 70 days out this time.

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10 weeks out...so how many days at home do you get? Got 1.5 days to reset. Got another load of cheese going to Greensboro NC and sitting in Lyman WY...exit 41. Rawlins to Laramie has been shut down due to crashes and winter weather since 7 a.m. Around 1400 it was Laramie to Cheyenne and about 1700 from Rock Spgs to Rawlins. Still closed for 9 to 11 hrs. Another storm is due in starting at 0600 :-P

Laura

I just woke up at the shipper. Was parked on the road outside the gate. Spun tires in the snow enough to trip the elog. Lucky I had time back on a split. Radar looks terrible north of me. Hopefully just rain getting outta here. Heading from Williamsport MD down to High Point NC then to the house a couple days.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

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.

PJ's Comment
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Last night I hit a little rain but 40 deg. Bright and sunny this morning. Everyone in the snow areas be careful, looks like more of the same for ya’ll.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Yes I heard man horrible accident that’s was the reason for my post you be safe leaving out at 2 am over there everything will be frozen !!!

You ain't kidding! I was able to do 60 mph for about 5 miles. Bumped it down to 45 for about an hour. After seeing a truck headed west do a 180 I backed it down to 30-35 as it became a complete sheet of ice. Made it to my destination in 3 hours instead of the normal 2. I stopped counting after the 30th truck in the ditch before I reached the halfway point not including those in the big wreck. Getting off the highway I was doing 35 at the bottom and couldn't get any traction even with 39k in the box and reached the top of the ramp doing a whopping 2 mph. Waiting to get loaded before heading back but it appears its just wet for the most part according to 511. It amazes me the amount of trucks going as fast as they were and traveling in groups way too close. Unloaded a trailer in des moines then grabbed this one to Iowa City both with only 1 store and this backhaul but ill get 14 hours off a 240 mile day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I called off today, we got ice and wind gusts upto 50 mph.

Good for you. My hubby refused his 'last' run last night, as Ohio turned to CRAP sooooo quick, about 7pm.. and 50mph winds by 9pm.

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Yes I heard man horrible accident that’s was the reason for my post you be safe leaving out at 2 am over there everything will be frozen !!!

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You ain't kidding! I was able to do 60 mph for about 5 miles. Bumped it down to 45 for about an hour. After seeing a truck headed west do a 180 I backed it down to 30-35 as it became a complete sheet of ice. Made it to my destination in 3 hours instead of the normal 2. I stopped counting after the 30th truck in the ditch before I reached the halfway point not including those in the big wreck. Getting off the highway I was doing 35 at the bottom and couldn't get any traction even with 39k in the box and reached the top of the ramp doing a whopping 2 mph. Waiting to get loaded before heading back but it appears its just wet for the most part according to 511. It amazes me the amount of trucks going as fast as they were and traveling in groups way too close. Unloaded a trailer in des moines then grabbed this one to Iowa City both with only 1 store and this backhaul but ill get 14 hours off a 240 mile day.

We were just watching that on the weather channel; oh MAN; I feel for you.

ALL y'all be safe out there. I'm a 'worrier...' can you tell ?!?!? Ask PJ , ask Don ... LoL.

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I got home about an hour ago. Only 70 days out this time.

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10 weeks out...so how many days at home do you get?

I guess I could be off for 12 days if I wanted.

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