Good evening to ya! Boy, what a long day that ended with a twist!
First off, we had to leave Denver right away and fight traffic before our clocks ran out and we didn’t have time to set the new trips or update the Trip Journal right away. I just now got everything up to date. You will notice we are going to take the Southern route through Las Vegas, Nevada and Barstow, California since Interstate 80 through Donner Pass and that whole area is still closed due to the massive mountains of snow they have received during the last three snow storms. As of this posting, quite a few miles is still shutdown. The customer has approved the extra miles required and possibly an extra day to ensure a safe delivery.
As we approached the truckstop tonight in Johnstown, Colorado, we hit a pothole and we temporarily lost all electrical power. When it came back a second later, we were stuck in Manual mode in 12th gear! Nothing I did was able to go back to automatic or to a lower gear. We took the very next possible exit and tried to reset things at the stop light. We did manage to sit a few cycles of the light and traffic went around us, but we finally got things back to normal. We will keep an extra eye on things and since we will need to do our California Inspection at he end of this trip, we will get it looked at then.
Long day today with a total of 608 miles driven. Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, we will need to get fuel and a trailer washout before we reach the shipper. Our load will be ready and preloaded so it will be a quick in and out then run towards Oakland, California as fast as we safely can. See ya then!