driving thru mountains

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by brianb, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. zmpart

    zmpart Light Load Member

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    if its made in the high elevation it doesnt get affected by it
     
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  3. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    When was I-10 rerouted to Dallas? Just sayin........
     
  4. 58Skylane

    58Skylane Medium Load Member

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  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Nice job.

    Now, please figure the fuel cost of both routes.

    I can't imagine that driving nearly twice the distance could be cheaper, just to save on a few steep grades.
     
  6. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    He says he's concerned with fuel ... I think the real issue is snow.
     
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  7. Cowmobile

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    I would hope because if using some extra fuel in the mountains is the issue he's hauling for too cheap and deserves to go broke...
     
  8. 58Skylane

    58Skylane Medium Load Member

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    Really?? What about the fuel that your not going to be using going downhill?? It all averages out to be about the same (at least in my rig).

    Now, if it was snow and ice you were worried about, that's a whole different story.

    I'm not trying to be a smart alec, just trying to make more sense of your concern with "driving through the mountains".
     
  9. gordie60

    gordie60 Bobtail Member

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    up hill is up hill, I do the rock pile 4 times a week highway though hell to but here in western Canada its all up hill east or west
     
  10. Autocar

    Autocar Road Train Member

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    Hire a really big helicopter or charter a C17, from the Air Force. Otherwise, you're gonna be mountain driving.
     
  11. passion4polishing

    passion4polishing Road Train Member

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    It's not the same in my rig. I get about .5 mpg better when i bounce around oh, il, ia, ne, ks, mo, in, as compared to pa, wv, va, tn. Coming out of our terminal in SLC, ut? I dont even look anymore. It hurts.

    Bottom line though, mountains exist; if you cant make money if you have to cross them, than you cant make money.
     
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