First Snow Storm

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Davy A.'s Comment
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Ive had to park it a couple times now due to this system thats in. Im up in Wheatland WY. They closed I 25 on me while I was on it, for high and light. It was blowing pretty good, 68 mph gust recorded. Im watching it blow the canopy over the pumps around. I have 41k in the box, and it was still pushing me around. I said enough is enough, pulled in, called my DM and said Im shut down til morning. Ive had this load for a couple of days now. Couldnt run yesterday either. Got paid for hanging out with the Mrs all day. I dont mind.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Nuts's Comment
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Saturday night I left from the North side of Minneapolis to my destination 40 miles north of Fargo. I left the cities where it had started snowing and all the snow had lots of moisture. The temps were right to make ice on the road the whole way. I was in a car and I think my highest speed was 50mph. When the winds picked up I would not have wanted to be pulling a box trailer lightly loaded in those conditions. I was passed by numerous semis and contemplating trucking as a career these conditions give me great pause but as long as your smart like you were in going allow saved you from going on the ditch. The drive in my car which normally takes 3.5 - 4 hrs took more than 7. I had winter tires on the car and could spin them at 45mph, the roads were bad, you did good by making it safely. I have lived in MN/ND for 47 yrs and this was probably one of the 10 worst driving days I have had. I appreciate all the advice and lessons people give on here to make everyone here smarter and safer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mountain Matt's Comment
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It's a sobering heads-up for what lies ahead, when I'm driving something bigger than my Kia Soul!

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You're going to love I-80 through Nebraska and Wyoming. I promise.

Haha--I bet, PackRat! I've driven that route before in my car, but never with 53' of surface area behind me...

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