Routing help: Laredo to Coos Bay, no Cali

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  1. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Winter Haven, Florida
    Looking for a decent legal routing that doesn't go through California. Laredo, Texas to Coos Bay, Oregon. Truck doesn't meet emissions standards for California. Pulling a 53 ft reefer and probably going to be around 78k gross. Thanks
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Fairmont NE
    The easiest and not too much out of route way would be to from Phoenix up through Vegas to Reno and run 395 out of Reno up to Lakeview OR. There’s only an Ag check to go thru north of Reno and you shouldn’t have much to worry about. Other than that you’d about have to go from Vegas to Winnemucca up to Burns OR and then wind your way back down to Coos Bay. You’re not legal on 140 from the OR border to Adel. And if I had to pick between a little bit of Cali or running 140 over length in OR to Adel I would pick running a little bit of Cali.
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  4. 062

    062 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    I haven’t been out that way in so long, I doubt I could find it, but at one time you could by a permit for non-compliant trucks.
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  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    that would be my choice. As a matter of fact, may have done that with a non compliant truck pulling a non compliant 53’ triaxle trailer, on occasion. But did that one in the wee hours. There used to be a commercial enforcement guy that was working out of a pullout between Alturas and Canby on occasion. That was about six years ago, and he was worth avoiding.
  6. Michael H

    Michael H Medium Load Member

    Nov 3, 2015
    Or, go up to 10, head to 17 in Phoenix, take 40 to Vegas, then 93 up to Twin Falls, 84 to Ontario. Then 20 to I-5. It's longer, but main roads and will keep you out of Cali.
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  7. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    I live in Cali, and I see non-compliant and pre-emission trucks and trailers on the road every day. Have yet to see one pulled OOS in a scale house yet. I don't think they have the time to deal with all of the laws the communists in charge throw at them.
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  8. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    The bug check is at the California state line on 395.
    Some of northern Cali has an exemption for emissions of some sort.
    You would have to look that up on the carb site
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  9. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2011
    I hope you like corners. It's a beautiful drive. I5,42.
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  10. gpf87

    gpf87 Heavy Load Member

    Feb 2, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
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  11. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Do it Hollywood style!

    Buy some hardware from a Texas gun shop.

    Cross the border into Old Mexico guns a blazing.

    Take down a drug cartel whilst rescuing a bonita senorita.

    Reflect on life's past regrets as you cruise along Mexico 40 to Mazatlan.

    Once there, you will meet an old army buddy ex-patriot who turned his life around, is now Mexico's west coast shipping magnate, and who owes you a favor. Then you and your truck will set sail on a container ship to Coos Bay.

    Along the way, you decide to pitch a tv show ides to the Hollywood writers guild. Your idea is a about a police detective who plays by his own rules and who is partnered with a Latino or black male who prefers to err on the side of caution.

    Nah, that won't work.
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