this is what im up against tomorrow

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ad356, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    I have driven truck in snow, quite a bit in the last 2-1/2 years. im afraid I haven't seen it as bad as it could potentially be tomorrow. the problem with milk truck is we really cannot shut down, i suppose in extreme and rare cases it might happen. I hope at least the farms are in the game for keeping the driveways clean..... but I know the reality of that too. they drop the ball too frequently..... anyways this could very well suck.

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  2. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Lol you aint going anywhere if your company fires you sue them to bankruptcy.
     
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  3. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    Drive for your safety.
    If you park it the load doesn't get there.
    If you wreck the load doesn't get there.
     
  4. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    milk hauling as an industry normally doesn't shut down, if farm tanks don't get emptied the farms have to dump their milk...…. they cannot stop milking.... I have always just went with it, I can drive in allot of situations BUT I have never been up against an extreme like what might be tomorrow morning.

    if I wake up to go to work and cant see down my own street do I call the boss and tell him no way am I running today? this thing is not expected to clear up until Friday afternoon.
     
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    LondRanger Road Train Member

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    Best bet to call in now and see what they say about the storm. Get ahead of things.
     
  6. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    its not so much a matter of delivering a load, its loading a trailer, which another driver would have to deliver. if he doesn't run, the tank doesn't get emptied with the eventual result being the farmer not getting their tank emptied.
     
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    Linte_Loco Heavy Load Member

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    If you can’t drive to work, then what chance do you have in your truck?

    Just saying
     
  8. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    You're in charge of the truck but with an empty tank or still seems like you're going to get blown across the road the winds is going to put you out
    If you crashed let us know where so we get the free ice cream.
     
  9. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    actually a smooth bore tanker is a very different animal in the winds then a 53' van. im not so much worried about being blown off the road..... worried more about very poor visibility and traction up the hills if the roads have deep snow on them.

    wind tends to go over the top and underneath a tanker, you will feel it but the chances of it taking you off the road aren't so great.
     
  10. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    How far is the farm.
     
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