I Did A First Today

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Pianoman's Comment
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I actually shut down for poor road conditions today, which I have never done in over 4 years of driving in the Midwest (excluding wind…I’ve shut down for that). A pickup lost it next to me earlier and then I almost lost it going around a curve like an hour ago. I’m in Wyoming heading up from Casper to Lovell with an empty skateboard to pick up some drywall and the roads have just been awful, even literal ice in some spots. They’ve been plowing a bunch and it’s looking a little better so I’m gonna try again but if it’s super bad I’ll shut down again.

It’s just weird for me. I’ve driven through a ton of snow in the last few years but an empty flatbed+ice is just a really bad combo.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Parrothead66's Comment
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Smart move

Parrothead66's Comment
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I’m currently shutdown in Walsenburg CO for wind.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Awh, HAIL no! (...pun intended?)

You're braver than ME, young man!!!!

Good call, IMHO!

(...AND you minimized it .. like, GEE.. nothing much?!?)

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Are you rolling now, by the time you're getting this?!? I'm out playing 'Tonka w/Tom' today myself! (Whatever happened with 'your' trainee?!?)

G-Town's Comment
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A wise decision.

Pianoman's Comment
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Yeppers Anne! Just made it to the shipper almost an hour ago and sitting here while they load me up. Once the plows got to it it was way better but there were still some bad spots here and there. I’ve driven through about everything imaginable in my short time on the road but those were some of the worst road conditions I’ve ever encountered. Grooved, bumpy solid ice with high winds…I’m glad I stopped.

Right now they’re salting the trailer so they can load it. Lol they just told me I’m gonna have to wait til some of it melts because it’s too hard packed to even scrape it off right now

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I shut down all the time, especially in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana this winter.

Pianoman's Comment
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I shut down all the time, especially in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana this winter.

That’s good to know. I wasn’t afraid to shut down per se but it was definitely weird for me and I didn’t want to come off as just being lazy. It helps to know it isn’t an uncommon thing for you

Navypoppop's Comment
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Never be considered lazy. Just plain smart and cautious. Better safe than sorry. A slight delay for bad weather conditions is better than being in a ditch or median and possibly seriously hurt or killed. Good call.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Glad you made it safe. I shut down up here frequently. Im up in Rapid City SD. Babysitting an empty trailer. My load coming out of here back to Denver will only be 5k. Neither is suitable to run in these winds. Im not moving til Friday morning from the looks of it. As far as I understand there was a few blow overs on 25 and 80 today in WY. Its just the way it is up here.

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