My new career with Superior Carriers begins!

Discussion in 'Superior Carriers' started by rubberducky68, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. david123abc

    david123abc Heavy Load Member

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    Thanks for all the info. I guess he forgot to give me your number, but it all worked out since you saw my post. Is the Blue Beacon in Minot open? I went through there last winter and it was closed. I don't know if they were just building it or if they close in the winter.
     
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  3. Bugjuicet3

    Bugjuicet3 Light Load Member

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    I think it was but I'm not positive. Roads were icy I went sliding. My glad hand broke so I was waiting on breakdown at the pilot there so my mind was preoccupied lol. Be careful turning onto the bypass just before the pilot everyone was sliding There even though the roads were plowed. Car behind me did a 180.
     
  4. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You got a student with you? That would be quite a training experience.

    I got back Friday and begged off of a Plaquemine load for today. My truck threw a check engine light, turbo is making a loud whining sound, It load sheds in about 5 minutes with the key turned to warm up the fuel and when I hit the brakes harder than normal with an empty trailer at about 35 MPH it felt like I was on a bucking bronco bouncing up and down. Shop is looking at it today. We are supposed to get 4-6 inches of snow/sleet in Winston Salem today so I don't really mind missing a couple of days. Of course Plaquemine would have been good anyway but I like to find the silver lining in things,

    Be safe guys.
     
  5. Twicebit

    Twicebit Light Load Member

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    I don't blame you one bit for your hesitancy! I delivered a load of antifreeze to a consignee in Casper WY the week before Christmas. The roads near Chugwater were treacherous. My dispatcher who has 30 years driving experience coaxed me through and advised me the whole way, which I was very grateful for! Still though, it was a frightening experience for me being a relatively new driver! I wish you the best and will be asking our Creator to order your steps and sustain you as your trips come to mind this week!
     
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  6. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    WY is worse than lots of places. They don't believe in using salt or Calcium Chloride like most states. Sand works for traction but the ice stays around longer and there is no way around driving on it.
     
  7. CornerCarver

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    Wyoming is one of the states I run through every week. They use a salt, sand and crushed rock mixture on the roads. I have been told by locals the lack of salt is due to the cost and the fact the high winds will just blow it off the road. It makes you a whole lot better driver going up and down the hills is rough conditions.
     
  8. Bugjuicet3

    Bugjuicet3 Light Load Member

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    Roads are nice there right now I was there this week. Iowa roads were horrible last week's lots of ice I was sliding around. I counted 174 cars in ditch headed up to SD
     
  9. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Its been a couple of years since I have been there. I-80 was shut down twice for less than 2 inches of snow when I went through there last. I took 10 in Cheyenne and the next morning it was an inch thick sheet of ice in that mountain range before Laramie. A pick up pulling horses jackknifed and trucks started getting stuck going up the hill. State police were hand shoveling rock and sand out of there trunks to get trucks moving. I heard the lack of salt and chemicals was for environmental reasons. Glad to hear they do use it. Sure didn't look like it that day.
     
  10. CornerCarver

    CornerCarver Light Load Member

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    I did get shut down once so far this year in Laramie due to 75 mph winds and black ice. I think they ended up with 12 blow overs. One poor driver got off at elk mountain and while sitting on the shoulder blew over!! That was a rough trip seeing all the aftermath but it's part of the job. I do love going west though and always will. Oregon is the state that won't use salt because of the environment. They don't want runoff into the water supply which they say will hurt the fish!! So the fish are more important than the residents!! HMMM
     
  11. Henley

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    I'm on one of those Regina loads myself. It was supposed to have delivered this week, but once I was well underway the consignee decided to reschedule for six days after my original appointment. And this is on top of having to pick up the load late because Stepan lost power in the ice storm. But hey, so far the roads have been in good shape. So far, anyway...
     
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