Anyone Else Stuck In Wyoming?

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PackRat's Comment
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Do not use Jake's in inclement weather conditions.

Jamie's Comment
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So day two of being stuck in Wyoming, I originally got into Wyoming sometime on Friday. Made it to Rawlins yesterday, which is where I’m still at due to high winds. It’s supposed to die down around 17:00, so I’m look I forward to that and hopefully getting the hell out of here.

Jamie's Comment
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Correction according to my spreadsheet, it was actually Thursday when I got into Wyoming. But the shutdowns started happening late Thursday night.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Not in Wyoming but shut down in Billings Montana. I could make it to Bozeman but chain lights are on for everything west of there.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Correction according to my spreadsheet, it was actually Thursday when I got into Wyoming. But the shutdowns started happening late Thursday night.

Actually they started early Thursday morning. I didn't get in a hurry to pick up my load at Jerome Cheese in Idaho and leave. I wanted to get to Exit 41 or Little America. With 10 mins left on my clock and 2 miles from exit 41 I came across a wreck at mm 40. Sat 1 hr 10 mins past my 14 hrs as On Duty Not Driving/Accident. Then got to my parking spot with not many trucks parked there :-)

Laura

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Jamie's Comment
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Correction according to my spreadsheet, it was actually Thursday when I got into Wyoming. But the shutdowns started happening late Thursday night.

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Actually they started early Thursday morning. I didn't get in a hurry to pick up my load at Jerome Cheese in Idaho and leave. I wanted to get to Exit 41 or Little America. With 10 mins left on my clock and 2 miles from exit 41 I came across a wreck at mm 40. Sat 1 hr 10 mins past my 14 hrs as On Duty Not Driving/Accident. Then got to my parking spot with not many trucks parked there :-)

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Yeah, I heard that from another driver from my company. That accident didn't bother me, since I was shutting down anyways due to running low on my hours. By the time I woke up and was ready to go, they was shutting i80 down due to winter conditions over elk mountain. I can't wait for this wind to pass. Messed up my whole week.

But thankfully this is my biggest delay in trucking so far over the last two years. So I consider myself pretty lucky up to this point.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Getting to where I hate going thru WY/NEB lol

Besides the nasty high winds, and winters constant issues on I-80 with the wrecks and foul weather, my cell literally has NO service, especially in WY.

Seeing how hard Iowa etc got hit we just missed all that. Hopefully Tuesday when we get back off hometime DM dont send us anywhere N. East lol

I'll run the 80 all summer no problem lol

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.
Jamie's Comment
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Getting to where I hate going thru WY/NEB lol

Besides the nasty high winds, and winters constant issues on I-80 with the wrecks and foul weather, my cell literally has NO service, especially in WY.

Seeing how hard Iowa etc got hit we just missed all that. Hopefully Tuesday when we get back off hometime DM dont send us anywhere N. East lol

I'll run the 80 all summer no problem lol

Yeah, Nebraska isn't always that bad. I hate going through Wyoming, regardless of how the weather is. It's so boring, I hate making the drive. My cell service isn't to bad, but it is spotty in areas. I use Verizon. I thought about buying the Wee Boost for my truck, I have heard some good things about that. Because it's rare I have no signal at all, most of the time it's just so low that everything loads slowly.

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.

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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Boring? I get a kick out of seeing all the antelope, elk, and mule deer. I'm always scouting for big racks.

Jamie's Comment
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Boring? I get a kick out of seeing all the antelope, elk, and mule deer. I'm always scouting for big racks.

Yeah, I'm always on the look out for wildlife out here. According to the weather report, the wind is supposed to die down in a few hours. So I'm hoping for the best, and I plan to leave out as soon as they allow light trucks on the road again.

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