Anyone Else Stuck In Wyoming?

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Rob T.'s Comment
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SMH.....

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, After three trips across there in December with light loads (all under 10K each), I told my dispatcher I would not take any more trips across WY I-80 under 30,000 lbs in the box.

Yeah, that might be a good idea. Usually any loads I take across Wyoming is around 30,000-40,000. Just took the short end of the stick with this load being less than 5000, just 12 pallets, it was a nice 2000 mile load to start my week off with. But with these delays, it’s not looking good. We shall see.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

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Keith A.'s Comment
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Jamie, After three trips across there in December with light loads (all under 10K each), I told my dispatcher I would not take any more trips across WY I-80 under 30,000 lbs in the box.

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Yeah, that might be a good idea. Usually any loads I take across Wyoming is around 30,000-40,000. Just took the short end of the stick with this load being less than 5000, just 12 pallets, it was a nice 2000 mile load to start my week off with. But with these delays, it’s not looking good. We shall see.

It looks like the wind is going to kick up worse and hold until the early afternoon tomorrow, per the forecast. Looks to be an east wind doing a steady 30~ which is unfortunately right on the line of foolishness to be in :/

Dispatcher:

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.
Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, After three trips across there in December with light loads (all under 10K each), I told my dispatcher I would not take any more trips across WY I-80 under 30,000 lbs in the box.

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Yeah, that might be a good idea. Usually any loads I take across Wyoming is around 30,000-40,000. Just took the short end of the stick with this load being less than 5000, just 12 pallets, it was a nice 2000 mile load to start my week off with. But with these delays, it’s not looking good. We shall see.

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It looks like the wind is going to kick up worse and hold until the early afternoon tomorrow, per the forecast. Looks to be an east wind doing a steady 30~ which is unfortunately right on the line of foolishness to be in :/

Yeah for sure, I seen that on the weather forecast unfortunately. If my load was much heavier, I would’ve kept going. But my truck is getting blown around just being parked right now.

Dispatcher:

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.
Keith A.'s Comment
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Sad to hear it Jamie. I've spent sometimes up to two days just trying to make Cheyenne so I could deliver and go home.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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We finally got outta that mess .... We did get stuck on Donners Pass grrrr had to run down to rainy part of road to chain up 6 wheels grrrr. Wasn't doing that ahead like others in 6 to 8 inches of slushy mucky snow. Only took hour and 15 mins. And. I was still in my shorts n sneakers lol. Got 2 2x4s now at home I put in truck. Maybe should toss in my new boots lol

SLC wasn't too bad, our crap load home was 44,000 lbs cardboard bales. Put us at 78k total balanced load. BUT it cost us 6 tires to get fixed at the Loves on exit 62 on I-15......3 trailer n 3 tractor tires.

Had co driver use tirepass he seen the outter truck tire look funny. So tire guy showed me totally flat broke the bead, with good kick yep its loose.

Turns out once in the shop 2 tires on 1 hub were taller sizes. And recaps were starting to separate from the casing. They swapped 2 good used size matched tires. Patched our truck 2 flat bead breakers.

Guess we picked up a few nails in Waste Managements transfer station where we got loaded up with them bales.

Sorry we didnt get to meet up when we were at that same Love's Jamie

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PackRat's Comment
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Six tires at one time? Holy cow, Steve!

midnight fox's Comment
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So it's okay to use the low jake brakes in the snow on grades? I'd understood there'd be problems with traction in rain and snow and ice, is there another piece of the puzzle to how it works?

Turtle's Comment
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Ted thinks he is the authority on all things trucking:

IF you have a difference of an opinion, of the "(Jake break") topic, please keep it to yourself

So Ted, only your opinions are worthy of publishing? Puh-leeze

How bout you keep your wannabe SuperTrucker nonsense to yourself, and let the adults talk.

So it's okay to use the low jake brakes in the snow on grades? I'd understood there'd be problems with traction in rain and snow and ice, is there another piece of the puzzle to how it works?

Midnight Fox, don't listen to Ted. All experts agree that it's never safe to use Jakes in slippery conditions. That's a fact, and not some yahoo's opinion.

Keith A.'s Comment
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So it's okay to use the low jake brakes in the snow on grades? I'd understood there'd be problems with traction in rain and snow and ice, is there another piece of the puzzle to how it works?

Do not use Jake breaks in adverse weather -- the specific reason for this is that the jakes only slow your tractor, thereby leaving your trailer free of your control. The trailer will keep pushing with all the previous momentum, and all kinds of physics hijinks that we, as professional drivers, do not want.

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