What An Experience!

Topic 31201 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Rhino's Comment
member avatar

Well Monday night they had us go to Salt Lake City. Layed over and got a call if I wanted to go to Denver. I said why not will be good money. Going there easy. On way back was different story lol should note I came up with my buddy another driver who was following. We had to stop and chain and go over a hazmat route (the 6) that was a bit scary being my first time driving in snow lol wasn’t bad tho wasn’t like a foot of snow on the road haha. Finally made it and they asked us to go to Denver again tonight. We’ll see what tonight brings

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
member avatar

Good job! My first time in snow and ice with a set was interesting I didn't do it in the mountain. Them single axle day cabs do not get much traction lol.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Art M.'s Comment
member avatar

As long as there are chains on and taking it easy, it should be ok.

Rhino's Comment
member avatar

Thanks! Ya that’s true lol i wouldn’t wanna bobtail in that weather in a single axle. I was nervous for a bit, down hills is what spooked me lol

Good job! My first time in snow and ice with a set was interesting I didn't do it in the mountain. Them single axle day cabs do not get much traction lol.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

omapilot's Comment
member avatar

Single axle day cabs are quite the interesting unit! I do like the rear visibility and the turning. I haven't had one out in midwest weather with a set, but good to know that you had a good first trip!

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Rhino's Comment
member avatar

There not bad. I drive a twin screw today n it felt weird lol

I chained by myself today n surprisingly nailed it without having to redo any lol but soon as I put them on and rolled they cleaned the roads and took off the chain requirements. Smh

Single axle day cabs are quite the interesting unit! I do like the rear visibility and the turning. I haven't had one out in midwest weather with a set, but good to know that you had a good first trip!

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

omapilot's Comment
member avatar

Good timing! Some of our trucks carry chains but in Nebraska we don't have any chain requirements, so I'm not sure if I'll get to experience the joy of chains

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
member avatar

OD doesn't provide them unless required by law. And as far as I know if you need them they don't want you on the road but that maybe different in the rockies.

We don't have them here thankfully so I will never have to deal with them.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
member avatar

OD doesn't provide them unless required by law. And as far as I know if you need them they don't want you on the road but that maybe different in the rockies.

We don't have them here thankfully so I will never have to deal with them.

Here, either. But for the NEW peeps, This is how NOT to do it !!!

0882009001639259293.jpg

It's kinda sad, but even a 'non driver' like me would have more common sense, oh well!

Sorry, Western guy/gal !

~ Anne ~

Rhino's Comment
member avatar

Lucky u lol but least I ain’t doing it for free lol idk how much I’ll have to do them going to Reno or salt lake

OD doesn't provide them unless required by law. And as far as I know if you need them they don't want you on the road but that maybe different in the rockies.

We don't have them here thankfully so I will never have to deal with them.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More