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SLOW/SHUT DOWNS & WEATHER UPDATES
Posted by: twarwick
26 hours ago | General News

SLOW DOWNS

VT entire state ****LIFTED***

RI whole state ****LIFTED***

ME whole state ****LIFTED***

NO LIGHT LOADS

WY I 25 Cheyenne to Wheatland

WY I 80 Laramie to Cheyenne


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Wednesday Weather 1-28-15
Posted by: twarwick
26 hours ago | General News

Wind Advisory, I 80 NE into SE WY, Northern SD

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

* TIMING... 10 AM THROUGH 5 PM TODAY.

* WINDS... NORTHWESTERLY 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS... MAINLY TO TRANSPORTATION. LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES COULD HAVE DIFFICULTLY TRAVELING ON EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADS.

Winter Weather Advisory, Southern MI,

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST THURSDAY.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY.

* THE MIXTURE WILL CHANGE TO SNOW THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY. LITTLE TO NO SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

Winter Storm Watch, NE ME.

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CARIBOU HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS... NORTHERN AND WESTERN MAINE.

* HAZARD TYPES... SNOW.

* TIMING... SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE THURSDAY NIGHT OR EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS... 7 INCHES OR MORE POSSIBLE.

The Northeast - Snow possible Thursday and Friday for the region and central Appalachains. ME gets snow, some heavy with winds along most of the coastal areas for the region today slowly diminishing. Blowing snow still possible for areas of New England but the storm have moved out to sea for the most part.

The South - Warm with rain possible in TN, KY northern AL into AR, looking for warm temps? head to TX where the highs today expected in the 80's in areas, 70's in OK, snow will not be a problem for the region.

The Midwest - Snow for the Great Lakes region later today or tonight into Thursday, some rain and snow mix possible in northern IN, IL and southern WI

The West - Rain for the Four Corners region, Thursday into Friday, Snow levels will be high, above interstate levels for the region. Warm for this region as well for late January.


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CSA BASICS POINTS BREAKDOWN!!!
Posted by: twarwick
1/23/2015
12:00 AM | General News

BREAKDOWN OF CSA POINTS FOR CRST MALONE!!

Vehicle Maintenance (vehicle) we have had (6) brake, (9) light, (2) tire and (6) miscellaneous violations = 23 violations, giving us 294 points!

Vehicle Maintenance (cargo) we have had (1) no edge protection, (4) loose, (1) damage and (1) no headerboard securement violations = 7 violations, giving us 99 points!

Unsafe Basic we have had (1) lane restriction and (3) speeding violations = 4 violations,  giving us 45 points!

Hours of Service Basic we have had (1) form and manner, (1) 8 hour and (4) not current violations = 6 violations, giving us 84 points!

 

We have had a total of 40 violations giving us a total of 522 points in the first 3 weeks of 2015 and all 522 points were avoidable. If you are tired of being pulled around the back of the scale houses and tired of being pulled over, here is a list of ways we can change that from happening:

#1. Do a pre trip every morning and every time you park your truck during the day.

#2. Complete a thorough post trip at the end of your day.

#3. Get any repairs you need done, taken care of immediately.

#4. Keep your truck, dash and windshield clean (don't put your GPS on the windshield).

#5. Slow down. (Speed limits are not suggestions)

#6. Secure your loads properly to CRST requirements.

#7. Do your periodic load checks (before you leave the shipper, first 50 miles or 1 hour, then every 150 miles or 3 hours and every time you park your truck).

I guarantee, when we ALL do these simple requirements in this career, our points will drop and DOT won't take a second look at us anymore!


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