Iowa Blizzard

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by JonJon78, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    I was north of Cedar Rapids for that Iowa fun. It started getting icy as hell, and the gps was showing 4 accidents ahead. Took the exit and went back 8 miles to the truck stop and shut down early. Next morning there were a dozen plus cars scattered here and there off the side of the road. I'm glad I had a place to shutdown. Luck was on my side.
     
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  3. Bro_Dave

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    If you ordered something from Amazon it might be late :eek:
     

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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Them guys sure do give fed ex a run for their money for first guy in the ditch in bad weather
     
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  5. Bro_Dave

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    I keep thinking, "There's more to Prime, a Jackknife More."
     
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  6. Bro_Dave

    Bro_Dave Medium Load Member

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    Funny thing about that Blizzard was I was seeing almost exclusively owner-operators in the ditch. I know when I worked for Marten they would call me and tell me I was coming to a mandatory shutdown area. Perhaps the Megas are using technology to make their Drivers shut down.
     
  7. Bro_Dave

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    One time my dispatcher called me and told me I was coming into some fog. 2 seconds later I was in probably the densest fog I've ever seen. It was crazy.
     
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