Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Headed for SLC, UT
My last load that got me to this load was from New Iberia, La to Carlsbad, NM. It was 10 steel pipes, 20' long, 3' in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. They weren't real heavy, but the load was 9 feet high....
On the way up to Carlsbad, I passed this little incident....actually, pretty large. It is several tight curves just west of Sweetwater, Tx where I-20 and US-84 split. This was in the last west bound curve, and the curve tightens just a bit towards the end of it. Not sure just how this occurred, but he hit the very start of the guard rail and ran it almost to the end before laying over. The truck is pretty well torn up and the trailer didn't look in much better shape. I hazard to guess what happened. Looked like either he fell asleep, wind caught him, or he was running way too fast for the curve. Whichever it was, he is probably looking for a job today!
Well, I think I am going to try to get the rest of the way over the pass into Albuquerque before the wind gets much worse. Not sure just how far I will get today. I am not going to take many chances.