Safe Wind Speed

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omapilot's Comment
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Thanks for that! Had two empties yesterday and wind was gusting to 21, and it wasn't bad. Getting up into the 30's with empties depending on the wind direction would be quite the ride! Wednesday around here they are talking 65mph gusts. That might shut some things down.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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30s is fun with empties for sure, gives you a good arm workout.

65 is a no go for me, I did winds in the 50s with like 40k in the boxes 2 years ago and that was all I could take had to do about 50 to 55 mph the entire time.

Pianoman's Comment
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This thread is part of why I’m loving flatbed. 65 mph winds won’t even slow you down when you’ve got 48k lbs of steel stacked only about 2 feet high—my favorite load to take through Wyoming

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Here's Wilson's take on the matter:


omapilot's Comment
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That is good information on that chart. Thanks for posting!

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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On topic, regionally specific: NWS Flagstaff just put this out. Seems I40 will be quite sporty this today and overnight.


The G-Town (Welcome back, Sir, by the way!) chart was laminated and always in reach...


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

G-Town's Comment
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Mr Curmudgeon wrote:

The G-Town (Welcome back, Sir, by the way!) chart was laminated and always in reach...

Thank you Kind Sir. Hope all is well with you and yours.

I’ve always likes this chart... easy to read and void of extraneous text. “If in the red, go back too bed.”

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Here's Wilson's take on the matter:


Mountain Matt,

Could you send that to me via text message? I really can't see it. My phone number is in my profile.



Mountain Matt's Comment
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Will do!


Stevo Reno's Comment
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Hmmm I just got near home, atop the I-15s Cajon Pass, and parked it ! My loads 14,289 lbs, and I fought cross winds, head on winds etc thru 5 states, past 2 days lol Ok/Tx/NM/Az/Cali.... Were plenty times I thought, screw this park, but pushed thru it all adjusting speeds as I felt comfortable with....

But was time to shut it down for the night, loads got plenty of time on it, my DM agreed with my choice. Told him is NO WAY I am risking the part of the 15, down near Fontana, we call, "Roll-Over Alley" At least crossing all these states, I never did see anyone flipped over. Just 2 or 3 that thought it'd be cool to crash into the guard rails, or posts with steel cables in the center gulleys....Last 1 was 1 mile from Ludlow exit on the 40 dude tore down the whole 200 feet of steel, and posts its mounted to !! Scene was being cleaned up and was a crew cross loading the cases of can drinks....Guessing he was going way too fast or dozed off at the wheel.confused.gif wtf.gif


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.
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