Looks pretty nasty out there. Do you keep the rig running or plugged in at truck stop?
If you are stuck there until the roads are safe for travel it must suck. Do you get internet so you can watch movies but then again, how many movies can you watch.
Miss your adventure reports. Interesting to see what you encounter on a daily basis. Keep us posted!!
I’ve got the truck idling. Sometimes, because of the temperatures up in Canada and in this section of the states, I actually have to bump up my idle speed in order to keep good heat in the cab/sleeper. That’s not normally an issue until it gets below zero. It’s currently 23 degrees out there but the wind gusts are being reported to be 50mph making it feel much colder.
The interstates are currently closed in almost the entire state. I’m about 60 miles west of Fargo at a Love’s Travel Center. My route from here to the Calgary area takes me up US52 through Minot, ND and then into and west across Canada. I’ve got about 400+ miles of 2 lane road ahead of me before I get back to an interstate type road in Canada. There’s a lot of nothing up here. I don’t want to get stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Yes, I do have Internet in my truck. That along with about every streaming service can keep me entertained for a while but yeah, you can only watch so much. When I’m driving I stream all my music and sports talk radio. I switched from Verizon to AT&T a while back because of their truly unlimited package. Verizon only gives you .5GB of Internet once your not of the border. Then they want your to purchase more in small increments. AT&T is unlimited in both the US and Canada.
I had to reschedule tomorrow mornings delivery for next Monday. I hope to be able to leave this location by Saturday in the am. I still have 922 miles to go to my delivery point so I’ll have one more stop between here and there. There’s a Flying J in Medicine Hat, Alberta that I plan on stopping at for the night. It’s 750 miles ahead of me. I can make that distance across Canada in a day if the roads clear.
I hope to be back down in this general area by Tuesday afternoon/evening. By Tuesday the temps here are to be far below zero. Not uncommon for this region. I’ve seen it get anywhere right around -25 a number of times up here. Those are the nights that you have to bump up that idle speed to keep warm and make sure that you have diesel treatment additive added into the fuel tanks to keep the fuel from gelling. It’ll get to the point where the fuel cannot pass through the fuel filters. It’s a petty common problem this time of the year.