Stuck in Reno, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Boogers, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Boogers

    Boogers Light Load Member

    Ok....
    I'm a rookie on the road with my trainer and we've been stuckin Reno 24hrs + waiting for the passes to clear going west.

    My trainer refuses to chain up because he's " not paid to chain". I tend to think we should chain up and get this load through. I'm thinking if I was on my own, I would chain up and drive through the pass. Not only do I think it's my job to do all I can to make the delivery as close to on time as possible, BUT ....I want to drop this load, get another and make more money.

    I suspect they are none too happy about us sitting here.

    On the flip side, my company DOES preach that you use chains only to get yourself out of trouble, not in trouble.

    What would ya'll do?

    Any thoughts, ideas, smart remarks??:biggrin_2556:
     
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  3. popmartian

    popmartian Road Train Member

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    Follow the company policy. you might wind up out of a job for running on ice unless they approve it. It's not your truck or load. and being a new hire, they are watching every mistake. be cool calm and collected. When the roads open be ready to roll.
     
  4. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    When you've got a season or two of winter mountain driving under your belt, then you can make that call. Right now, you're the student. Sit back, be quiet and learn.
     
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  5. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    You can also use the 'down time' to search and read posts on TTR about the dangers of winter driving in the mountains :)
     
  6. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Sit there and #####... i chain to get out, not in
    Enjoy Reno
     
  7. AZS

    AZS Honk if anything falls off

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    Indignant rookies these days aint they
     
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  8. irishwarrior

    irishwarrior Medium Load Member

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    i would just shut up and read the book war and peace and welcome to the wonderful world of trucking
     
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  9. ac120

    ac120 Road Train Member

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    Yeah, Boogies, you got to do it their way this time around. Me, I'd go, but I chained on Donner more times than I can remember. People make a fuss about chaining; I never thought it was a big deal. Sure, you get cold and wet, but then you get warm and dry.

    The storm is supposed to blow through tonight (it's already clearing here on the west side of the mountains--we've got blue sky) and Friday-Saturday-Sunday should be clear, so this time tomorrow afternoon you'll be west of the Sierras. Hit the slots, catch a movie, enjoy as best you can. Cheers and Safe Trip. Take it easy coming down the hill.
     
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  10. jimvrg

    jimvrg Medium Load Member

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    watch that truck on youtube that went over donner pass when it was dry,you might have second thoughts on going over it with chains on,the trainer and driver both got killed
     
  11. Okieron

    Okieron Crusty Okie

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    SLOW DOWN rookie when its your truck and just ##### on the line you can make that call but for now watch listen and learn. company policy is just that company policy
     
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