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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Big Road Skateboard, Jan 30, 2023.

  1. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I believe what you guys are saying, but those roads were worse yesterday evening.

    I had no issues at all, but twice i came ip on cars and pickups struggling to get up small inclines. One spot on a bridgr had 10 or so bunched up, and 2 had already hit each other.

    My post wasn't meant to say the roads were bad because of weather, but more because it appeared they lacked the desire to send plows out to get em in better shape.

    Puts car and truck drivers in a bad situation..

    Again, pretty much everyone here as 10x the experience I do. I don't question what y'all are saying.
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    BTW, In Oklahoma now. Hammered by ice, and besides a spot at the 273mm, 40 is clear. I've seen probably 15 plows from about the 200 on east.

    Saw three plows in MT in 2 days
     
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  4. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Road Train Member

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    Rather run on good snow pack at -10 then run in slush at 35 degrees.
     
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  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    90 is shut down now between Livingston and Big Timber, which is where they slopped on a bunch of chemical. Then it got into the upper 20’s yesterday and got wet and last night when it refroze they closed it down because of wrecks and “extreme” driving conditions. Every place else that was just snow pack on my way out west was melted off yesterday for the most part.
     
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  6. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    …..and what, exactly, do you propose they do to improve on hardpacked roads at zero or below? Plows can’t touch it, salt won’t help, and sand or gravel doesn’t really make a difference.

    send guys out with a chisel and chip away at it?
     
  7. supergreatguy

    supergreatguy Road Train Member

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    DFW is slick as duck butter right now, best way to get around town is to lay on your belly and use two sturdy forks to pull yourself around
     
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  8. SmoothBore

    SmoothBore Medium Load Member

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    i run local in AZ, what’s the white stuff all over the place ;)
     
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  9. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    How about starting clean up Saturday morning when it quit? IDK, seems like that mighta helped.....
     
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  10. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    First time in a while running 12 east out of Townsend. The hill was in perfect condition this morning, never slipped a wheel.

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