Wondering How/why Drivers Keep Going In The Wind?

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PackRat's Comment
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I did shut down early. Gusts were maybe above 40 mph, but a bad combination with only 21,250 lbs in the box. Hopefully this will have died down some after dark so I can get rolling again.

BK's Comment
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Davy, what are your limits? When do you feel like you should **** down? Do yo go by G-Towns chart?

BK's Comment
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Davy, what are your limits? When do you feel like you should **** down? Do yo go by G-Towns chart?

Should be “shut down “

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Wind blowing my skirt. I was waiting for a truck that was straddling the dotted lines ahead of me in that big truck parking lot by Seward NE. Looked back to see my skirt blowing. Parked for 1.5 hours, watching it spit rain and then snow. It seemed the wind had slowed a little, so I took off again. This time I made it to the Petro in York NE, where I am parked until 0100 or so. Hopefully the winds will slow down considerably during the night.

Had I had 40+ in the box, I might have continued on. However, the sustained winds are 30 to 40 mph with higher gusts and I only have 13,000 on. Went under an overpass and it jerked me right, then left, part way into the left lane. That's when I decided it was time to park it. The pain in my wrists and the scare of going into another lane suddenly is just not worth the aggravation. Plus, I only did 157 mi in 3 hours 10 minutes. It's not worth using up my recap hours.

Laura

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Wind blowing my skirt. I was waiting for a truck that was straddling the dotted lines ahead of me in that big truck parking lot by Seward NE. Looked back to see my skirt blowing. Parked for 1.5 hours, watching it spit rain and then snow. It seemed the wind had slowed a little, so I took off again. This time I made it to the Petro in York NE, where I am parked until 0100 or so. Hopefully the winds will slow down considerably during the night.

Had I had 40+ in the box, I might have continued on. However, the sustained winds are 30 to 40 mph with higher gusts and I only have 13,000 on. Went under an overpass and it jerked me right, then left, part way into the left lane. That's when I decided it was time to park it. The pain in my wrists and the scare of going into another lane suddenly is just not worth the aggravation. Plus, I only did 157 mi in 3 hours 10 minutes. It's not worth using up my recap hours.

Laura

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Without that photo, I was shaking my head, going: "IDMtnGal/Laura wears A SKIRT ?!?!?"

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Not much wind at all, in the Ohio valleys today. We get our share, and cardboard is always light.

Good for you, m'lady. And ALL y'all. Stay safe!

~Anne~

ps: G'Town, I have shared your wind chart with SO many people/drivers ... I'm ever grateful!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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

Davy A.'s Comment
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Davy, what are your limits? When do you feel like you should **** down? Do yo go by G-Towns chart?

I do go by the chart as a basis, depends on the weight of the load and how it feels. Also even though they are heavy, how they tow. This last one was 44k but it just was horrible in the wind. I did 9k in Kentucky and Nashville, up through West Virginia and it towed way better in 30 mph winds. Usually anything over 30 mph and I'm shutting down if I'm light, had a few times where I had to run it though.

Pianoman's Comment
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I haven’t had to shut down because of wind yet as a flatbedder (most of my loads are heavy and not very tall) but there were several times I had to when I pulled a box. My general rule of thumb was if I couldn’t keep it in my lane (or if I was having a pretty hard time doing so) it was time to shut down

BK's Comment
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Wind blowing my skirt. I was waiting for a truck that was straddling the dotted lines ahead of me in that big truck parking lot by Seward NE. Looked back to see my skirt blowing. Parked for 1.5 hours, watching it spit rain and then snow. It seemed the wind had slowed a little, so I took off again. This time I made it to the Petro in York NE, where I am parked until 0100 or so. Hopefully the winds will slow down considerably during the night.

Had I had 40+ in the box, I might have continued on. However, the sustained winds are 30 to 40 mph with higher gusts and I only have 13,000 on. Went under an overpass and it jerked me right, then left, part way into the left lane. That's when I decided it was time to park it. The pain in my wrists and the scare of going into another lane suddenly is just not worth the aggravation. Plus, I only did 157 mi in 3 hours 10 minutes. It's not worth using up my recap hours.

Laura

0077036001649368415.jpg

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Without that photo, I was shaking my head, going: "IDMtnGal/Laura wears A SKIRT ?!?!?"

rofl-3.gif confused.gif rofl-3.gif

Not much wind at all, in the Ohio valleys today. We get our share, and cardboard is always light.

Good for you, m'lady. And ALL y'all. Stay safe!

~Anne~

ps: G'Town, I have shared your wind chart with SO many people/drivers ... I'm ever grateful!

Yes, I had the same initial thought until I realized what she meant. The image of Marilyn Monroe standing over that exhaust grate (famous photo) did cross my mind. Too funny!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Yes, I had the same initial thought until I realized what she meant. The image of Marilyn Monroe standing over that exhaust grate (famous photo) did cross my mind. Too funny!

You two are too funny! Wearing a skirt like Marilyn Monroe and walking out in this wind?? That would be a sight to see! I wear skirts on occasion, but not in the truck.

Had a friend call a bit ago to let me know he was still fighting the wind. Fortunately for him, he's carrying more weight than my 13,000. But it doesn't feel all that windy in the truck. Monty wanted to go out and wouldn't use the pee pads that I have down for him. So, out we go. I'm facing NNW into the wind and could hardly open the door!! Got him outside and couldn't believe how strong the wind was!!

Looked up G-Towns wind chart and pretty much under 25,000 pounds should stay parked. So, I sent a note to the office and here shortly I'll go back to the bed after I play a couple games of solitaire.

Laura

PackRat's Comment
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Here are a few of the blow overs I saw just in Nebraska on I-80. These blew over on Thursday, but I took the photos this morning once it was light outdoors. It was too windy to drive any lightweight loads yesterday as these illustrate.

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