Magnum ltd - fargo, nd

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  1. txtodd

    txtodd Light Load Member

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    There's really no good parking for that delivery that I can recall. I parked at the rest area on I-5 (north bound) south of there - about 9 miles away. There's a TA & Flying J a little further south. After they unloaded me, i parked on the street by McLane's, although I've heard of people getting parking tickets for it. I didn't have any problems, though.

    Also, I'd try to get a little more time on that trip. You'll be going through several mountainous regions that will slow you down even in good weather. I just came through Utah, Idaho & Oregon, and it was snowing pretty heavily in the mountains, I was fortunate that the temp was hovering at or above freezing. 2000 miles through the mountains in 35 hours is cutting it REAL tight. Plus, you don't need the pressure of being on time while driving through some of that. Just my $0.02
     
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  3. dedrouteCO

    dedrouteCO Medium Load Member

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    Just make sure to call if weather's slowing you down too much. Nobody at this company is going to yell at you to get it there on time.
     
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  4. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    Just came from there myself. Now sitting at the J in Oklahoma City.

    All good advice Ray. The TA has the biggest parking lot and you do want to get holed up early. Parking gets filled fast. Check the J first, but you can always walk over to get a shower if there's nothing easy.

    Oh, and enjoy the Gorge, it's a spectacular drive.
     
  5. Ray Strack

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    Should I call my dm and request more time now or wait a little? I know its cutting it close in good conditions. On one side I want to do good and aim yo make it there, but i know when enough people say its tight, to heed warning because its going to be tight.

    I currently have 29:32 on my clock. On 1-14 I get 3 back and on 1-15 I get 9 back. That gives me 41.5 hours to work with, or I can have a 34 in by 11pm on 1-12.

    I wasnt suppose to be loaded till 1pm on 1-12, but I was here early since they said I could stay and do a 34 if needed, then they called me at 5pm and loaded me early. I imagine 40 hours will be a safe budget for this trip. Not sure what route is the better one. My trainer told me he likes to turn around in mclanes, and then back up into that dead end there and stage there with no problems.
     
  6. Woobie

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    I feel a bit like a big blue ping pong ball. Picked in Plymouth, WI on 1/6 to Greensboro, reload in Concord to Sturtevant, reload Cedar Grove back to Concord and today I reload in Concord and head for Fond Du Lac. Kinda boring, but I don't mind, easy miles. Have 4992 miles so far not counting the run to Fond Du Lac, 5927 come Monday morning delivery.
     
  7. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    Call when you know your going to be late, not before.

    Route, stay on the big road this time of year. I-70 to I-25 to I-80 to I-84.

    Keep a sharp eye on the weather. Watch out for the winds in WY. And the Blue Mountains and Cabbage Hill (big grade, run in 6th or 7th) by Pendleton, OR. Be checking the state web sites for road conditions and if chain stations are open.
     
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  8. radioshark

    radioshark Road Train Member

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    To be honest I would I run 40 to Gallup and go up thru the 4 cornes and go up thru Green River and Price UT this time of year. Make sure you let Didpatch know because you will have to buy your way thru New Mexico at the port. You avoid Wyoming this way
     
  9. Brian76

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    The kid is a rookie stay on the roads up north. Going through the 4 corners is way out of the way and will slow you down way too much. That is bad advice this isn’t a sightseeing tour or a vacation. 80 to 15 to 84 is your best bet.
     
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  10. radioshark

    radioshark Road Train Member

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    What ever when you get stuck in Wyoming. Weather is better that way. It’s 40 miles farther going thru the 4 corners. It’s all good roads. I ran this way all the tine
     
  11. Oor

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    Dispatch squawks about that $25 to run NM. They'd rather you sit in a snowbank for the week in WY I guess.

    He's gotta go that way sometime, might as well get used to it and learn the route.

    Weather's looking pretty good today, better than the east.
     
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