driving thru mountains

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

  1. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    you guys all missed the simplest answer of all. Put his entire truck/trailer on a train, ship it to Denver, catch a flight out of LAX to Den., meet the train in Denver, then drive to Loveland. He won't have to worry about mountains or fuel usage at all. $400 for a one way plane ticket, $1,000 for the intermodal fees. See, he'll save so much fuel he won't notice the extra costs.

    Or, there's a better answer, refuse the load and let someone who's not concerned about driving in the mountains take it.
     
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  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    No big deak do not sweat the small stuff, you'll be fine.
     
  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    if it's a big concern why is he over on the western side of the country anyways.

    cuz the entire west side is mountains pretty much. if he wants to conserve fuel. then stay east of the rocky mountains. where it's most flat.

    colorado is one of the most mountainous states. very high elevations. and very windy roads. even the 70 west of denver has a few curves and hits 11,000 feet and 10,750 feet.
     
  5. 58Skylane

    58Skylane Medium Load Member

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    Here's a fun little fact........

    What state has the most mountain "Ranges"?
     
  6. southerndude

    southerndude Light Load Member

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    Ummm.... Montana?

    No wait! It's Alaska.

    In the lower 48 its Colorado
     
  7. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

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    From CA to CO without mountains...

    First drive to the closest port. Place the truck and trainer on a cargo ship heading to TX. Unload in TX and drive to CO. No mountains. Major expense, but no mountains....
     
  8. 58Skylane

    58Skylane Medium Load Member

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    None of the above. You'll be surprised when you find out. It's stumps about every person I ask. And since you named off the incorrect ones. It is in the lower 48 and west of Colorado.
     
  9. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

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    California. If it aint the Weird coast or the the Sacremento Valley (libtard heaven), its a freakin' mountain!
     
  10. 58Skylane

    58Skylane Medium Load Member

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    Nope. Not CA. But getting close.
     
  11. thelushlarry

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