to the truckers that got stuck in Buffalo

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by peabody747, Nov 20, 2022.

  1. peabody747

    peabody747 Light Load Member

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    Serious question do any of you watch news or check weather apps.

    I seriously want to know why drivers keep putting themselves in these situations. I for one will sit and wait out a snow storm even if it's an inch, why not because I can't drive in the stuff it's because of the other knuckleheads out there that can't. Personally I'm from Chicago and have driven through plenty of snow storms but if I heard of that Buffalo storm I would've took the week off.

    And I get it if the wheels ain't moving you ain't earning and this is where we should get a minimum snow day pay.

    I would much rather be stuck at home then stranded in a 5 foot snow drift for 2 days, either way you ain't making no money
     
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  3. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    Sometimes you have to put your big boy pants on & do big boy things smh
     
  4. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Lake effect snow can move in fast in upstate New York all it takes is a sudden change in wind direction.
    One minute skies are blue, the next minute it's a whiteout dropping a couple inches an hour.

    What makes you think we care what you would do ?
     
  5. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    This was warned looooong in advance.
     
  6. slim shady

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    Happens on I94 often. Lake effect snow off lake Michigan clan go to white out with no warning at all and then comes the big one
     
  7. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    My folks tried to dispatch me to Jacksonville FL on the day the latest hurricane was forecasted to hit. I was like, "Um, no."
    Gee, look what I missed.....
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    FL bridge closed for semi toppled in hurricane winds (cdllife.com)

    Do you people ever read or listen to the news?
     
  9. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    I think every truck driver should be checking the weather forecasts, or just simply the national forecast.

    You don't want to take loads into places where there's about to be a blizzard or hurricane.
     
  10. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Road Train Member

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    I went into Oswego a couple years ago
    Drove in and blue skies and sunshine and no snow

    Was there maybe 3 hours and when I got about 10 miles down the road heading to 90 there were cars and trucks in the ditches, probably a foot of snow

    I got through all that and maybe another 10-20 miles down people had green grass
     
  11. AModelCat

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    Just a little snow, there's 18 inches of it on my lawn already. No getting away from it, gotta live with it 4-5 months a year.

    Heck the road down my street takes 2 days to get plowed after a snowfall most times and has currently been iced up for a few days now.
     
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