What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    Yea. Take a month off, get it put deep in the ### right out of the box.

    Those clowns having this ready a day late put me behind the 8 ball right from the go.

    Still finished it today. 6 stops, 2300 miles. One was just F too. Like 15 miles each way down a gravel road lol.

    The dude with my load back let me keep it, although I'll be a day late with all those. Might make the first one on time.
    He's not pleased.

    We're camped out on the border of the buckeye on the wrong side of 90 now.

    Snownado's threatened all day. Drove through flurries. Hopefully we can blow this scene and get several hundred miles south tomorrow.
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    I'm thinking you have only two options that will even come close-

    1) Short haul dry van out of :banghead::banghead::banghead: CENTRAL POINT :banghead::banghead::banghead:.
    2) Short haul flatbed out of Connecticut.
  4. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

    Nov 20, 2013
    commerce twp,mi
    It’s too early for any real worries. My angst was just a join along. The only wild card is there was a change in upper management just before Christmas. The immediate problem is commiefornia locking us out and weather and some cancellations because of COVID paranoia. Both of my immediate bosses want to continue the program.
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    We have succesfully escaped the communist state... onward to the land of mormons.
  6. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH
    I've been wb on 90 all day.

    Snow squalls in NY, PA, and OH.

    Particularly visibility-reducing east and south of Cleveland.

    I finally had enough.

    I'm at the TA off I-71 in Lodi.

    The restaurant is open, no tables roped off, still limited menu.

    FINALLY got my spaghetti and meatballs! Taaaaaaa-sty!

    Of course, I had to check and make sure the peanut butter chocolate cake was up to standard.

    It was.

    I can stick around here 'til 7am, have a sit-down breakfast, and still be home before noon. Which is what I'm gonna do.

    Snuggle up to the OM, Dave. Going down to the teens overnight, plus wind chill.
  7. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

    Jan 17, 2016
    Carmichael CA
    Leave this morning to head to Carson city. Get just past Colfax CA and the big ### snowflakes start to fall. I says WTF and pull over to check weather and road conditions again. Checked them 2 hrs earlier light snow flurries no biggie. Road conditions now say max chains from Colfax to NV state line say what. Plus 80 EB closed at Gold run due to 2 semi wrecks two locations.
    So I says well lets slap some iron on and drive the 11 miles to the parking lot called 80 yeah no ripped a u turn and headed home. 3 hours later road was clear and partly cloudy, strangest storm I've seen on this hill in years.Guess I'll be going tomorrow
  8. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    Some of these google search weather results can be wacky. A similar thing happened to me in Utah on i15 North up near Beaver. Checked weather and it said that it was clear. Get to Beaver and it's slamming snow with zero visibility and it's that way for most of the trip up to i70 east. I get on i70 east and about 10 miles later it's clear.
  9. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

    Mar 21, 2020
    Picked up my trailer, taking a load to Sparks, 2100 miles, $3800 gross. Wasn't much good coming out of Indiana today.
  10. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar

    Got everything ready on truck and trailer, couldn’t find any air leaks, but we’ll check tomorrow and see if it held all air.

    I called two guys I haul for and neither answered, nor called back after 3.5 hours.
    So, I’m going to wait til Monday and see if something comes up, if not I’ll have to fall to the.... load board...:(
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