to the truckers that got stuck in Buffalo

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  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Backed into a flat parking lot when empty. Couldn't get moving even with full lockers. Threw a chain on and drove out. Why sit and wait for someone to come rescue you when you've got all to tools to succeed available to you? Literally took maybe 10 minutes of my time.
     
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  3. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    There are truck drivers that live in the Lake Effect Snow Belt. Not everybody values avoiding snow above everything else. Work for a company if getting paid to park during snow is so important. I promise if the Feds mandate Snow Pay they will screw it up and you won't like their fix for this one problem.
     
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  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Your wellbeing should be so important to each of us that we monitor conditions where we are and where we are going. Your dispatcher has a dozen or two other drivers. We should look out for ourself.
     
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  5. Ffx95

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    Issue is when you’re going to areas that are known to snow there might be no “waiting it out”. Another thing is different areas handle weather differently. Upstate NY usually pre salts the roads before a snow storm and I’m not sure whatever the snow plow drivers dump on the roads but I know it gives very good traction even when it’s wet icey and slushy. While sprinkle of snow and hail down in Georgia is a deathwish with all the black ice accumulating fast. Then you got the places like the Wyoming Colorado Utah mountains…. There is no waiting that out you gotta chain up and go thru it or run extra miles and go around from the south. Lake effect in the Great Lakes area is sometimes unpredictable too I’ve went thru it when they said there was going to be very heavy lake effect only for nothing to happen and times I got caught up in a blizzard and whiteout conditions when they said there would be only a few inches. When I have business around that area honestly I just go and hope and pray. If it builds up bad I will eventually park it though.
     
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  6. Mattflat362

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    Wipers just don't work at 2" per hour! Not even 3 of them! LOL.
     
  7. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    I monitored the radar, an actual map of the bad weather, not some college kid's opinion. Most people simultaneously feel the forecast is a guarantee AND very unreliable. Look at the radar, see which way the storm is moving, judge if your path at the time you get there is in danger, add a little cushion.
     
  8. Brettj3876

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    Most of the time New York is pretty good. I'd much rather drive there then pa in the snow.
     
  9. Tall Mike

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    My best friend went to Oswego State University. He said the same thing it comes in fast with little warning, 10 minutes later you drive out of it, and have blue sky again.
    I try to stay below Cortland in the winter we get enough snow in the Binghamton area I don't need to go looking for it ! LOL
     
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  10. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    You know it, things get crazy quickly.
     
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  11. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    I'm not home right now I'm in Texas. I'll start monitoring the upstate weather long about Tuesday when I get pointed home.
     
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