Would you pull an empty across I80 in Wyoming

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by 40AcreMule, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. 40AcreMule

    40AcreMule Bobtail Member

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    I’ve pulled 44500 across 80 in 60mph gusts and it was pretty scary at times. Company wants me to take an empty from Washington state to Denver area. Monday is calling for potential 40-50mph gusts. Sounds like suicide/homicide and a ticket of some sort to boot. Thoughts?
     
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  2. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    WY will put warning signs for light vehicles. You will have to sit and wait it out if that happens
     
  3. 40AcreMule

    40AcreMule Bobtail Member

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    I figure that first port of entry where they make everyone go inside will just say “park it you idiot”.
     
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  4. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Check the weather in Colorado. I-84/I-15/US-6/I-70 could be the smarter choice if you don't want to sit a week in Wyoming.
     
  5. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

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    Just ask at the port of entry , tell em your empty ,they always know the road conditions. If its bad you may have to wait a few hours. Just budget time for it.
     
  6. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

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    If you are empty , this only adds about 40 min if i remember right. Really pretty drive.
     
  7. 40AcreMule

    40AcreMule Bobtail Member

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    That was my original thought. They’ll hate the extra miles. Dispatchers should have to do 2 weeks OTR training with a driver and experience weather, crappy appointments, and finding parking after 1800.
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Don't you have thoughts of your own on this subject?

    I have seen many blown over trucks along that highway. Maybe they took the wrong advice from other people.
     
  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    They will hate a blown over truck a lot more than a few extra miles or minutes, I would bet.
     
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  10. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    I just checked the weather. Based on what I saw I would be taking I-70. The weather looks like it's going to be nice in Utah and Colorado. And as The Crossword Trucker pointed out you're empty and it only add an extra 40 miles.
     
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