need directions..Texas to salt lake city

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  1. 18 wheels of fury

    18 wheels of fury Light Load Member

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    tanker....43000
     
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  3. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Been there and done that. The only time they ever gave me a hassle there at all was on an oversize load. I had a wide load and wide load signs, he made me walk over to the truck stops and buy some oversize signs. Wide load signs wasn't good enough for a wide load. lol
     
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  4. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Go up to Lubbock , Clovis to 40 Santa Rosa. 40 west to Gallup , 491 N thru Rez . To 191 in Montcellio ,191 to Hwy 6 in Price come out at Spanish Fork and North to SLC on 15 . If you get in SLC early you may find parking but if late reserve a spot , it gets crowded fast . Goodluck I do this run many times .
     
  5. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    I’ve taken your route in the past. Some mentioned taking US-550 from Albuquerque. I’ve always wanted to try 550. Here’s a comparison.

    East of Albuquerque to North of Shiprock
    I-40 W to US-491
    232 miles
    3 hr 29 min
    66.7 mph (cars)
    Road: About 55% freeway. Some not-so-good roads on 491.

    I-40 W, I-25, US-550 to US-64
    208 miles
    3 hr 18 min (5+ min if Cty-7010 restricted)
    63 mph (cars) (or 61.5 mph)
    Road: About 9% freeway. (?) I have never taken this route.
     

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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    As a frequent flyer to albq.

    550 was the only way I took. Through Durango, Monticello, moab, price.
     
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  7. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    So the reason for 491 was the amount of lights on 550 , easily double . Also coming back from Farmington last time Dot was in full force . On the Rez no DoT and a very Straight shot with better Fuel Mileage. It's my preferred route , for a owner op there is also 2 places that have fuel 20. cheaper than pilot or Loves East of Albuquerque. I like this route but it's all good either way .
     
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    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    I run this route from Austin,tx 10 times a year. Rates were high for this lane they have now dipped really low beyond what I thought was possible.
     
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  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    We can probably hire Tata Motors in India to build toy trucks. cost 5000.00, 10 gallon fuel tanks and a small trailer with a payload of 4 pallets.

    That way rates can be .30 a mile and you will still make money.
     
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  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    There's quite a few lights between farmington and shiprock.
     
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  11. starmac

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    And usually a couple of drunks too. lol
     
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