Driving Fast For Sleep ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by FEELTHEWHEEL, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Snowshoes

    Snowshoes Heavy Load Member

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    Funny you should mention being stuck in Reno....I am in the middle of my 34 at the TA in Reno, weather is supposed to hold out until Wed.

     
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  3. seabring

    seabring Road Train Member

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    If youre heading east out of Reno then you can do whatever you want once your past the ( virtually never open) checkpoint/scale at Fernley. It's open season all the way to Elko. Then the (virtually never open) inspection point / scale between Elko and Wells. Then if ya get by that and happen to be heading north out of Wells up into Twin falls all ya have to do is make sure it all matches up for the (ALLWAYS open) scale just before Twin falls. Least that's what I've been told :p
     
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  4. Snowshoes

    Snowshoes Heavy Load Member

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    I'm going over Donners first thing in the AM. Not sure after that.
     
  5. seabring

    seabring Road Train Member

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    What are you not sure of?
     
  6. Snowshoes

    Snowshoes Heavy Load Member

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    Which direction I will be going
     
  7. seabring

    seabring Road Train Member

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    I just came over Donner today. Was beautiful weather the entire way. If you go early it will most likely be foggy around Truckee and in Sacramento as well. It was foggy each morning since I went over into California on Friday morning. If its foggy up near the summit be cautious, it was a bit icy in places on Friday morning when I went over.
     
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  8. Snowshoes

    Snowshoes Heavy Load Member

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    I will be going over early, I deliver in Hayward at 9, I figure I will leave here about 430 or 5, so this advice is well received.


     
  9. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    Well speaking for myself, I've never went from point a to point b or c for sleep, it's about the money
     
  10. Scuby

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    I try to arrive early for a couple of reasons. First is if the customer takes the load early it gives me a chance to p/u the next load sooner. The second is if the customer doesn't take the load early I can catch up on the little things drivers put off till they have a minute to do so, like do laundry, clean the truck, get some rest,and maybe get a reset in.
     
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  11. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    i do my laundry once a week. at home. i also do my reset.

    i clean the truck when there's a blue beacon around.
     
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