I-77 Mountain Driving

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kingty9183, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Kingty9183

    Kingty9183 Light Load Member

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    As we speak I’m climbing I-77 in Virginia heading for Ohio. This is my second time driving this route through the mountains of VA and WV. What genius thought it would be a good idea to build a highway here. This is like a 4 hour roller coaster that stops being fun after 20 mins lol
     
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  3. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    Enjoy the 4 mpg and 40 mph average speed :eek:
     
  4. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    my last company was based out of Ohio and 77 ,NC to Cleveland area was a regular thing for 10 yrs.

    begged for some runs to Minn or KC, lol.
     
  5. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Well they needed a road. Yeah I try to stay out of west Virginia, it breaks trucks
     
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  6. Hyweighman

    Hyweighman Medium Load Member

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    Be happy and don't get in a big hurry.
     
  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    77 was built to make it easier. try us 58, us 52 or cut threw marion on 81 to west jefferson nc. 77 is a breeze. you could be running them coal roads in KY. next time run up into ky from kinsport tn on I-26 until it runs out.
     
  8. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

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    The mountains toward the east coast are the only ones that have caused a truck to die on me.
    Freightliner dd15 with a small outfit and a kenworth x15 Cummins with Conway.
    The only truck not bothered by then is the one with the unmuzzled c13.
     
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  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    You should not be typing in a forum as you are driving on a roller coaster.
    Best to wait until you are shut down.
     
  10. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Slow down and enjoy the ride. It's good to get the fun routes during your training, rather than after you're solo.
     
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  11. gekko1323

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    Driving in West Virginia is like being with a shallow and materialistic woman. She will lure you in with her beauty and adventurous spirit, then wear you down until you break.
     
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