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Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Hazards of truck stops

Saw this today at the loves on moody creek road. Guy was inside the store and came back out to find this. The POS that did it wasn't around to own up to it....

JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Deer hunting

Bagged a good size deer this morning around 3am on I-81 north bound at mile marker 98

JD

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Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Deer hunting

Bagged a good size deer this morning around 3am on I-81 north bound at mile marker 98

JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Update On Hubby (ElmerFudd) on the forum..

Hey, that all sounds like good news!

Thanks for the update, we are all glad to hear things are going well.

Another flat-bedder is born! dancing-banana.gif

Man do I have some stories about them flatbedders.........

One dry van guy told me once that a flatbedder parked on each side of him one evening and the next thing he knew he was neatly tarped and and strapped and was half way across the country and they were singing Willy an Waylon songs to him, scary stuff....

JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Truck Stops And Old Time Trucking

I'm not being suprised at your ability to reach such speeds, but the fact that you decided to go that fast anyways.

Well; when you're 16 years old you aren't real smart at least I wasn't but I'd not even try that today even if I had that same truck

JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Truck Stops And Old Time Trucking

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once a Tennessee deputy stopped me for running 117 on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville it cost me 5 cases to continue on.......the good ole days are gone......

JD

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117. Is that mph? In a truck?wtf-2.gif

Yes, with the alfalfa it would run 117 with the heavier mine supply only around 92 unless I was on a down grade I loved that old kenworth. Aubrey Paul owned it and built it to run

JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Automatics for Millenials?

Welcome aboard Eri, I hope you don't mind us giving you a hard time - it's all in fun!

But seriously, going to all automatic transmissions will not flood the industry with new drivers. This is a very challenging endeavor, and shifting gears will be the least of a millennial's concerns. If you're interested in a driving career you've come to the right place.

Join in our conversations and read some of our materials - you will learn a lot by hanging around with us.

Very true old school there was a time I said I'd never drive an auto now I like it just fine takes a little getting use to but you always have to adapt to change or be left behind

JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Truck Stops And Old Time Trucking

I have posted on the topics page under Truck Stops for some conversations regarding this topic but haven't received any replies. Do you all think that a new forum on just truckstops, favorite or hated brands, foods either sit down or fast food, parking,etc. can be addressed here on Trucking Truth? After all almost everyone out here driving for a living has at some point had to frequent truck stops for all that they are or are not. It is just a thought and I was hoping we could start a talk about them as it is also an important part of OTR trucking. I for one have been driving since Pure Truckstops became Union 76, then Truckstops of America and now Travel Centers of America, the mergers of Petro to TA, Flying J and Wilco into Pilot, the growth of Loves and the closing of so many Mom & Pop operations. There is a lot to talk about and probably more to come. If not I'll understand and stay in the background and do my truck stop information searches in private. I hope I have not bored or offended anyone.

I first drove across the country in 1974, the only truck stop that was around then and now I've seen since I started driving again is the 76 fuel center on I-75 exit 76 I stop there every chance I get. I know the old stucky's resturants were also a place that didn't mind truckers stopping but back then there was no rules for the most part, you ran as long as you wanted. I'd haul alfalfa hay to Texas and bring back mining supplies to the Virginia's. When I turned 18 I'd load the sleeper with around 50 cases of lone star beer that cost me $4.50 a case and I'd sell it for $8.00 when I got back home I thought I was quite the business man........once a Tennessee deputy stopped me for running 117 on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville it cost me 5 cases to continue on.......the good ole days are gone......

JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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I got my CDL

After what has felt like forever, I finally tested out and obtained my Class A CDL. I am going to the DMV tomorrow morning to add Hazmat and Tanker endorsements. I will be attending an orientation next Wednesday in Joliet, Illinois.

Thank you to everyone on this forum for all the advice they gave given me during this process. This site and it’s wealth of knowledge has helped me immensely!

Werner is a good choice.

And Joliet is a brand new terminal JD

Posted:  5 years, 8 months ago

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Companies that offer true OTR driving

I run solo and have been sent to California with loads from Kansas and Texas the only states I've not been to are Oregon, Washington and Maine and those 2 little areas they call Vermont and New Hampshire. Werner will send you anywhere you want to go.

JD

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