Posts Tagged With: Idaho

34-Hour Reset

Well, I started this trip out last Friday. I had a load of ice cream that I picked up in Sikeston, MO going to Henderson, NV. I got on the edge of OK coming out of AR & got a call from my dispatcher saying that the system showed my load as a “southern route” ( certain items can’t go through the mountains in Flagstaff, AZ because of the altitude). So, I had to change my route up & started heading south which added a bunch of miles to the trip. I still had to deliver it the same day so I had to run pretty hard the next few days. Did between 500 & 600 everyday. That used up alot of my clock & now that I’m on my next load, have gotten to close to my 70-hour clock for the 7 days. 

I got a load out of the same place there in Henderson going to MN (another long trip) so now I have to take a 34-reset (sit for 34 hours to reset my 70 hour clock so I can deliver this one & do a couple more loads before I go home next Friday). The shipper held me so long that I couldn’t make the 6:00am delivery this morning in MN so it got rescheduled for Monday. I ran really hard yesterday (650 miles) & made it to Miles City, MT & now gonna sit, relax until Sunday afternoon until I start on the last 550 miles to get this delivered Monday morning. 

It’s kinda nice running into resets out on the road sometimes because you get to explore little towns that you never heard of & sure as hell never thought that you would get to see. However, now that I have my dog Ledger out with me, gonna have to wait til dark (when it gets cooler so I don’t have to leave him in a hot truck) to check this town out. Tell me some things you do on a reset away from home? Gonna leave you with a shot I got at a truck stop in ID. Til next time peeps… 
 

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Stuck In Wyoming

So, I got loaded in Idaho yesterday morning going to Colorado. I stopped in Rock Springs, WY to get fuel. After I got rolling again on I-80 there was a digital sign across the road saying that it is closed 110 miles ahead due to snow & high winds. So, I found a truck stop about 60 miles further down the road in Wamsutter, WY & barely made it here. It started snowing & the wind was blowing so hard that you could barely see. I got here yesterday close to 4:00 I think & have been here ever since. Now I am hearing rumors that it’s gonna be closed another 48 hours. 

They opened it up before I got shut down for like 2 hours & then there was a bad 60 car pile-up. The good thing is that the report says there were no fatalities. I don’t mind sitting from time to time because it gives you chance to relax, but man this is getting crazy. I have done watched 4 movies…that’s the bad part about sitting at a truck stop for too long, you end up spending way more money than you want to. It has snowed on me here three times since I have been here. So tired of that white shit & ready to just be able to drive & do my job without dealing with that crap. Here is a shot of some snow covered mountains behind our terminal in Salt Lake City that I got a couple of days ago. Til next time peeps…

  

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