Lane closures through Glenwood Canyon on I-70

Because of a rock slide on the westbound lanes of I-70, C-Dot put out this bulletin. I-70 Westbound 2 miles east of Glenwood Springs (Milemarker 120.4-121.8)
Travelers going through Glenwood Canyon will encounter single lane traffic with speed reduced to 40 mph for rockfall clean up. And Chain laws are in effect through the high country snow to continue falling off and on for the next few days. Drive safe!!

Snow & Bitter Cold Prompt Expansion of HOS Suspension

This article and announcement came from Overdrive Magazine Staff Writer: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has expanded its regional emergency declaration from Jan. 18 to now include 22 states ahead of a winter storm expected to impact much of the Eastern U.S. this week.
Truck drivers hauling heating fuels, including propane, natural gas, and heating oil, and other fuel products, including gasoline, into the affected states providing necessary relief will be exempt from hours of service regulations through Feb. 2, or until the end of the emergency, whichever is less.
States included in the declaration are: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin.
Additionally, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a declaration of emergency Monday afternoon in anticipation of the incoming winter storm, prompting an hours suspension throughout the state for truckers providing direct emergency relief to affected areas.
The Indiana Toll Road issued a travel ban from noon today through noon Tuesday. Prohibited are triple tractor-trailers, long-doubles (high-profile only), high-profile oversize permit loads.
Snow is expected to spread through the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast Monday night and Tuesday, extending as far south as Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. Travel conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day Tuesday in the affected areas.
In addition to the precipitation, extreme cold is another concern, according to the Weather Channel. By mid-week, cities in the Midwest, such as Minneapolis, Des Moines, Chicago and Milwaukee, could see lows in the minus teens and minus 20s. Sub-zero lows could also extend through the Ohio Valley and into the Northeast by late-week.

Weather warning on I-70 in Colorado

This alert came in at 10am Mountain Time. Please be careful out there. We are expecting the weather to improve early this afternoon and be nice and sunny through Sunday. Westbound I-70 is currently closed between Limon – Agate due to multiple crashes and conditions. No estimated time for reopening but is expected to be a lengthy closure. Westbound US 40/287 is also closed from Kit Carson to Limon during the I-70 closure. Alternate routes: US 24 or US 36. Winter driving conditions should be expected. Please use caution.

Shipping Cross Border to Canada

Lately we have been getting a lot more requests from our customers to ship from the United States up to the different provinces in Canada. We have shipped many partial and full loads up to Ontario and Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Alberta and lately British Columbia. The majority of our carriers love to go to Ontario, but we have a great group of Canadian carriers that are well versed at going to all provinces, and when they get down here to the states they are looking to fill their trailers up going Northbound. We help facilitate these shipments by coordinating our shippers with a US/Canadian Customs agency that best fits their needs, we oversee that the Commercial Invoice, which is critical on these shipments, is well presented from our customer, and we track the shipments from our customers door to the destination.

Running freight to our wonderful neighbors up North is different than running freight in the lower 48 states, but with our assistance we can make the shipments run as smoothly as possible. Please call us or email us if you have any questions, and we’d be happy to shed some light on your next international shipment.

A Look at Our Services – Local Deliveries

Trucking DenverThe team at Stevens West Inc. knows all about shipping throughout the country, but we also assist with local deliveries. Check out some of the benefits of hiring us for local services:

  • Get Your Freight Moved on a Smaller Scale – When you need to send items locally, there often seems like there are fewer options available to you. Why waste time working with a smaller company when you can come to your trusted shipping specialists to assist you?
  • Access to 7,000 Carriers – We may be based in Denver, but our business has connections all over the country that can provide you with local deliveries. Are you located in Texas? We can help. Do you need help with local shipping on the Atlantic Seaboard? Our business is ready to help.
  • Quality Services from a Quality Company – Our team knows that it’s important to know where your shipments are at all times, even when it’s on a local scale. Our team always keeps you informed and is prepared to help you with every shipment you send through us.

Work with our business when you need local deliveries today! We provide trucking in Denver and other cities all over the country, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

A Look at Our Services – Partial Loads

Flatbed and Step-Deck ShippingStevens West Inc., your source for flatbed and step-deck shipping, provides a vast array of services for people throughout the country. One of these services is partial load shipping. Take a look at some of the benefits of this service:

  • Ship Smaller Loads – If you have a smaller shipment and just don’t need to hire a full flatbed truck for your needs, this is the simple answer. By choosing this service, you won’t have to wait until you have more to ship and you can make sure that your items have arrived promptly.
  • Save Money – As you know, hiring a full truck can be expensive. When you choose partial shipping, you won’t have to worry about spending as much money. A truck will come to your location and pick up the items you have to ship and send them out with other items going in the same direction.
  • Work with Professionals – It doesn’t matter if you are sending full or partial loads, you can always rest assured that your items are being sent by professionals who only want to meet and exceed your expectations.

Are you ready to hire us for your shipping needs? Stevens West Inc. provides services to the continental US, as well as throughout Canada and Mexico. Contact us today to request our shipping assistance.

The Uses of Heavy Haul Trucking

Heavy Haul TruckingYou’ve got a problem figuring out how to ship your unusually large products? Stevens West Inc. has a solution. You can always depend on this reputable and experienced firm’s heavy haul trucking services. They are known for making complex moves safe and simple, especially during passages that require moving over-sized freight. Trust experience when it matters most and choose a business that makes your move both easy and efficient.

In the last three decades the staff at this shipping business has facilitated the moves of countless customers who need heavy haul trucking. Following are only some of the many items they can easily arrange carrying for you:

  • Machines
  • Tanks
  • Extra Long or Wide Loads
  • Steel Beams
  • Over-Sized Freight
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Airline Parts
  • Heavy Metals
  • Boats
  • RVs
  • Mining Equipment

Trust a company with a successful history of meeting the demands of numerous situations that call for hauling the heaviest loads. You can be completely confident about the safety and delivery of your load with a firm that is known for superior customer service. Contact Stevens West Inc. with questions about your needs for heavy haul trucking. Rely on the expertise of a firm that has made safe, on-time deliveries a hallmark of its business practices.

The Benefits of Partial Flatbed Shipping

Partial Flatbed ShippingMaximize the savings on your lighter loads with the partial flatbed shipping services from Stevens West Inc. If you are flexible in your pickup and delivery dates, tagging onto another service is an effective way to save costs.

Flatbed trucks are efficient, easy-to-load, and sure to get your products where they need to be when they are combined with a load going in the direction you need. In addition, trucks with partial loads encounter less stops at terminals so your freight incurs less handling.

Your need for truckload shipping services is met the same way with partial flatbed shipping services as it is with a traditional load. The fee you are quoted is the fee you pay. The cost is figured on the amount of linear feet you need for your freight. There are no unexpected or hidden fees.

With partial flatbed shipping you only pay for what you use. Depend on the company’s record of efficiency without the need for a “freight class” requirement. Your load is tagged on to another one, which lessens the amount of your shipping rate.

Contact Stevens West Inc. to garner the benefits of the company’s flatbed shipping services. Take advantage of the services from an experienced, reputable company.

Eating Healthy on the Road

Trucking Companies in Denver | StevensWest.comAs a truck driver, you know that the road offers many temptations when it comes to food. Here are some of the ways you can eat healthy while on the road:

  • Stop at Large Truck Stops – Whether you are stopping off at the Iowa-80 or are hitting up South of the Border, there are newer, healthier options at these stops. Additionally, these locations give you a chance to stretch your legs and move around a bit.
  • Plan Your Meals – Once you know where you are going, it is a wise plan to find healthier places to stop while you are on the road. Taco Bell and Chick-Fil-A are known for having a plethora of healthy options. Additionally, there are often healthier local establishments that you may not know about ahead of time. Use Yelp and other apps to learn about the local cuisine.
  • Make Meals Ahead of Time – Just because you are on the road, it does not mean that you can’t enjoy a good meal from home! Start making meals for your trip ahead of time and bring only the healthiest options with you.

As one of the top trucking companies in Denver – and the country – we are dedicated to making sure that our drivers are prepared and able to work efficiently. Our business offers local and national delivery services, as well as trucking to Canada and Mexico.

Why Become a Carrier with Us

Partial Flatbed Shipping | StevensWest.comOur business is currently looking for carriers to join our team! Here are some of the benefits of working with our company:

  • Prompt Payments – We understand that receiving prompt payment settlements is very important to ever driver, so we promise that we will pay you for your work as soon as possible. Not only are you paid for the job that you complete, but you’ll also receive payment for any stops, detention, and tarping that occurs while you are driving for us.
  • Managing the Details – Having to deal with details and driver requirements can cause frustrating delays, so our business deals with all of the necessary information you need to get the job done in a fast and efficient manner. Whether you are doing national, regional, or local deliveries, we will assist you.
  • A Recognized Organization – Did you know that our business has been recognized as a “Best Broker” by the National Association of Small Trucking Companies? This organization is dedicated to helping small companies and drivers control cost and make things competitive – and they like the way we do business!

Hit the road as a driver for our organization today! Stevens West Inc. has many freight delivery options available for you, including full and partial flatbed shipping opportunities.