I-15 Southbound Delays Coming Into California - FYI

Topic 32262 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Harvey C.'s Comment
member avatar

Just a head's up, check out conditions before getting stuck in a long delay. Our son Michael shared that the roadway signs warned of a delay ahead due to I-15 reduced to one lane because of road damage from flooding but the warning didn't give any idea of the length of the delay or suggest alternative routes. He later heard on the CB from some northbound drivers that some of the southbound drivers that had made it through reported it took them 5 hours to make it through. He didn't have enough time on his clock for such a delay so he turned around and took 95 north and then 160 west. Spending the night in Pahrump.

William M.'s Comment
member avatar

Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more. Keep sharing such informative post.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
member avatar

Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more. Keep sharing such informative post.

Hi, William, welcome to Trucking Truth!

Are you a current CDLA driver, out the California way?? Please introduce yourself! :)

Also, here's Laura's (IDMtnGal) phone apps, for traffic out Mid/West:

0959808001662135836.jpg

Just a head's up, check out conditions before getting stuck in a long delay. Our son Michael shared that the roadway signs warned of a delay ahead due to I-15 reduced to one lane because of road damage from flooding but the warning didn't give any idea of the length of the delay or suggest alternative routes. He later heard on the CB from some northbound drivers that some of the southbound drivers that had made it through reported it took them 5 hours to make it through. He didn't have enough time on his clock for such a delay so he turned around and took 95 north and then 160 west. Spending the night in Pahrump.

Harvey; does Michael (and/or even yourself,) use Caltrans? CalTrans/Popular Travel Links, Maps, Roads, etc:

That middle column after the header has some cool stuff, cameras, etc; similar to our: OHGO App.

When Tom was OTR , I'd often 'look ahead' for him, on the PC, and warn him before the CB's would, haha! Fun times ~ Sometimes in the winter, I'll watch the Ohio cameras, and see his truck roll on by, haha!

Be safe, all ~

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.
Harvey C.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

Thanks for the information, I will try to figure it out for more. Keep sharing such informative post.

double-quotes-end.png

Harvey; does Michael (and/or even yourself,) use Caltrans? CalTrans/Popular Travel Links, Maps, Roads, etc:

That middle column after the header has some cool stuff, cameras, etc; similar to our: OHGO App.

When Tom was OTR , I'd often 'look ahead' for him, on the PC, and warn him before the CB's would, haha! Fun times ~ Sometimes in the winter, I'll watch the Ohio cameras, and see his truck roll on by, haha!

Be safe, all ~

~ Anne ~

Yes, we use CalTrans QuickMap apps very often but, such as in this case, they often don't give any estimate of the delay. 20 minutes would be okay but not 5 hours. QuickMaps also recently introduced a feature to send a use push notifications of events in your area (requres activating and allowing use of your location). Last week our local bridge got stuck when trying to raise for a ship coming out of Sacramento. CalTrans issued a sig alert and notice on QuickMaps but didn't think a hard closure was necessary even though it was obviously going to take a long time to get fixed (about six hours this time). Many cars turned around but nowhere for trucks to turn around.

If CalTrans was issuing a warning of the lengthy delay, I would not have posted. Usually they are pretty good about it but sometimes fail.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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

TCB's Comment
member avatar

Any idea where? I don’t see it on the app. If still on going, hopefully it will be fixed before everyone returns from Vegas to Cali on Sunday And Monday.

Harvey C.'s Comment
member avatar

Any idea where? I don’t see it on the app. If still on going, hopefully it will be fixed before everyone returns from Vegas to Cali on Sunday And Monday.

Not sure exactly what the road status is now as it is not showing up on QuickMaps but apparently they have suspended repairs over the holiday weekend. See this article

I had noticed yesterday that Michael had turned around yesterday (I use Life360 app sometimes to see what he's up to) and it did show up on QucikMaps then but lacked specifics. He called last night and I asked him about it and he shared how he had heard of the very long delays on his CB.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Vicki M.'s Comment
member avatar

It’s a bridge down by Nipton, so approximately 45 miles south of Vegas. Good news, though, all lanes are supposed to be open by this weekend. https://www.ktnv.com/traffic/temporary-repairs-should-keep-southbound-i-15-lanes-open-over-labor-day-weekend?fs=e&s=cl

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
member avatar

Hay, driver pals, etc:

Here's this; seems pretty cool but I haven't installed it yet . . . anyone wanna go first and advise? I'm not driving, so won't mean much to me .. (YET!)

Weather Route, Inc.

I'm packing my 'mental' bags, always!

~ Anne ~

Ryan B.'s Comment
member avatar

Hay, driver pals, etc:

Here's this; seems pretty cool but I haven't installed it yet . . . anyone wanna go first and advise? I'm not driving, so won't mean much to me .. (YET!)

Weather Route, Inc.

I'm packing my 'mental' bags, always!

~ Anne ~

Here you go. It's not bad, but I don't trust the routing to be reliable safe-for-trucks routes. It's a good tool to get an idea of weather expected along one's route. I think where it finds its biggest limitation is that along a route, a specific road might be closed. If the app isn't in sync with the truck route being run, then the app ceases to be helpful.

Ex: I was running I-81 last week when there was a torrential rain that led to flash flooding. Part of I-81 got washed out and the interstate was closed. If I were using this app and it doesn't have me taking the exact route that I am, then it may not provide me with information on this particular section of an interstate having an issue. I just happened to decide to pull off the interstate to take a 30 at a truck stop nearby and saw PA state troopers blocking off the entrance to the interstate as I was driving to the truck stop from the highway.

Myself, I will use this app, especially during the winter, in order to get an idea of what route may help me avoid winter weather.

0314677001662677136.jpg

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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