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Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Ghetto shut down locations

Isn't there a Swift terminal in Fresno?

Just north of it near Modesto. Hence why I was ****ed that they wouldn't let me T-Call and head towards my home time. But I was dealing with the weekend crew outside of my home terminal area. Notoriously lazy and petty is the best way to describe them.

Posted:  8 years, 2 months ago

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Ghetto shut down locations

The shadiest place I've ever stopped was in Fresno, CA. The Fifth Wheel is technically a truck stop. But they are really stretching the definition.

I was stuck there for two nights cause the receiver wouldn't take me, and Swift wouldn't let me T-Call it. Which in turn caused me to miss my home time date, which sucked since I had plans that had required reservations and money put down.

Moral of the story...don't park at the Fifth Wheel in Fresno.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Swift Reefer vs Dry Van. Opinions please

When I drove for Swift I generally dealt with dry van, but every once in a while they'd throw a reefer on me. And in my experience, reefer was really annoying. You'd often have multiple stops in one trailer, and multiple temp zones within that trailer, so getting unloaded means digging through layers of product since stop #1 could have stuff in zones A, B, and C. Have fun with that. I'll stick with dry van.

Posted:  8 years, 3 months ago

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Cabbage patch

I just drove Cabbage this morning for the first time, and Donner last week, and in my opinion both are overrated. I've had more butterflies from some of the Eastern mountain ranges.

However I will say that maybe they were more difficult back in the days before our rather awesome, and effective, engine retarders. I did both Donner and Cabbage in the dark for my first time and they were each a cake walk.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Hazardous materials truck off duty parking

Hazmat parking

There is something about not parking on private property without notifying the owner, I'm not sure it this applies to you or not but the motel parking lot is private property. Communicate the Risk etc.

Phil

That part applies to 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Hazardous materials truck off duty parking

Basically in a parking lot you're fine.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Hazardous materials truck off duty parking

(b) A motor vehicle which contains hazardous materials other than Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 materials must not be parked on or within five feet of the traveled portion of public street or highway except for brief periods when the necessities of operation require the vehicle to be parked and make it impracticable to park the vehicle in any other place.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Scenic Drives

Thanks. Eventually I want to get out of the trucking game and focus on my photography.

Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Scenic Drives

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Posted:  8 years, 4 months ago

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Scenic Drives

As I was leaving the TA at exit 99 on I-80 in Utah I just had to pull over at the rest area to get a shot of the Bonneville Salt Flats. I was mad I had left my camera gear at home, so this is only a cell phone pic.

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