Profile For Navypoppop

Navypoppop's Info

  • Location:
    Winter Haven, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Navypoppop On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    3 years, 7 months ago

Navypoppop's Bio

Retired OTR driver w/ 45 years experience, approx. 3 million accident free miles now living in Winter Haven, Fl. Served 2 years in US Navy 1966-1968. Love staying connected with today's drivers, asking about their careers, especially reliving the old days of driving during the 1960-1970's. Very much interested in history of old truck stops- Truckstops of America, Union 76, Travel Ports of America, Pure Truck Stops, etc. Enjoy visiting T/A in Wildwood, Fl. and Petro in Reddick, Fl. with my wife just to have coffee, walk the grounds and visit with today's drivers.

My wife and I have sold our home and everything we do not need and bought a new 5th wheel and pick up and are travelling around this great country. Once again "On the road"

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Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

Wife and I had our fill of the ice, freezing rain and snow in Tenn. to Maryland and returned home to Winter Haven, Fl. Tuesday. We won't leave until May 1 with the 5th wheel for Crossville, Tenn. I won't rub it in but it is sunny, warm and 80* here. Sorry drivers

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

My wife and I left warm Florida on Saturday and stayed in Ozark Al. Sunday to Clarksville Tn loaded a Uhaul for daughter and son in law and made Lebanon Tn during ice storm. Too bad to travel Monday so stayed an extra day. Tuesday left for Raphine Va for night was cold but clear. Wednesday to Lexington Park Md and cold and 2 days freezing rain and ice. We leave Saturday back to warm Florida. Can't wait I'm too used to the warm Florida weather. Be safe ya'll.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

PackRat, I try and stay out of the Northeast at all times even the summer. I'm dreading this weekend as I'm leaving Saturday morning for my daughter/son-in-laws in Clarksville, Tn. He finally got his retirement papers from US ARMY after 21 years and the moving truck left yesterday and I'm hauling their fragile personals in a Uhaul trailer to Lexington Park, Md. I'm spending the nights at Ozark, Al., Lebanon, Tn., Raphine, Va. and then Lexington Park, Md. and it looks like a slippery morning leaving Lebanon on Monday and me and the Ram don't want the ice conditions. Oh well wish me luck.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Huge Announcement: Road Pro & NBC Today Show

Kearsey,

Congrats Jersey girl! Another star is born from the Garden State. I'll have to get in line for an autograph. Let us know when the show will air. I don't want to miss it.

Posted:  2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

Mikey B,

Looks like you're at the Wilton Travel Plaza. You couldn't have chosen a better place to be at. I haven't been there since retiring in 2011.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Photos, oddball things

Pack Rat,

They were heavy steel! My company would remove them after winter was over, steam clean and repaint for the next winter. The bottom tubes were a heavy type of rubber and sometimes dragged the ground, broke off or deformed so replace them too. We carried full tanks and sometimes 4-8 extra 50-100# bags of sand or rock salt. A real pain but a savior in a slippery situation.

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Photos, oddball things

Mikey B, That is a salt spreader. We used them back in the 60's-70's when I drove in NJ. You take off the cap, fill with rock salt or sand, flip a switch in cab when extra traction was needed and it spread the sand in front of the drive tires. I used to love them. Thanks for that pic and also mine were also on a fleet of Macks.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Where are they now?

JuiceBox,

I thought about you the other day. I'm traveling up to Clarksville next week to help my daughter and son-in-law move. He is retiring from the US Army as a Blackhawk pilot after 22 years from Ft. Campbell. Glad to see that you are still trucking hard and hope everything is working out for you.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Mailing Services, Strategies For Living Over The Road

DJames, Check them for sure as I believe that they use Florida, South Dakota and I believe Texas but not sure on Texas. I know it is 3 states.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Where’s everyone at what’s you 20 how’s the weather??

No snow but forecast for 38* and 20 mph winds makes it cold for Winter Haven Fl.

Posted:  3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Mailing Services, Strategies For Living Over The Road

Contact Good Sams Mail Service. You can obtain their service for mail, their address is a legal address for the state of Florida for DL and vehicle registration. Their address is Crestview, Fl. and you pay a yearly fee around $194 year and keep a small balance for mail services. They email you when you receive mail and will forward to any address that you specify, you can view the envelope online to see who it is, they will shred all junk mail and any mail that you do not want. I know for sure because when my wife and I went full time rving we had nowhere to call home or an address to use as a base. We signed up and it works just fine.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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A week in the life of a Gypsum Express Dedicated Flatbed driver

Chris L.,

Great thread! I love reading about the adventures of current drivers since I've been retired for over 9 years after 45 years OTR. Keep up the good work and always keep safe, healthy and prosperous. Also I almost forgot to thank you for your service. Your avatar shows what I believe is a Blackhawk? I'm not good at Army things. I was Navy as was my daughter, my son is 18 year Navy Senior Chief Mineman and my son-in-law is retiring 22 year Army Blackhawk pilot. God bless you and the USA.

Posted:  4 weeks, 1 day ago

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So I got a warning yesterday!

Don't you just love it when "Barney Fife" has to be a "d***. Just because he couldn't get you on anything wrong with logs or equipment he has to show his "authoritay" by giving you something. At least it was a warning.

Posted:  1 month ago

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UPS Freight Sold

YRC is the name of what became of the merger of Yellow Freight and Roadway. 2 large union controlled freight companies from many years that merged and are suffering a slow death as YRC.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Interview on NPR's Marketplace

Way to go "Jersey Girl". Next you'll have your own radio show or even a TV show. You're the best.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How cold is it ? What’s everyone’s 20

Sorry drivers but it's 49* here in Winter Haven, Fl. with rain showers today and the high about 65*. Cold by our normal temps. but better than most.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Is 600 miles a day good for a rookie?

Zach,

600 miles a day is great even for a seasoned driver. There is always a "bump in the road" sometimes that will affect the mileage totals from one day to the next. Always be safe and legal regardless of the total miles.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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How to contact a member

Anne A.,

No need for apologies M'am. You of all people are always welcome to post anything at anytime and anywhere (that's alot of anys). It's a pleasure to have any reply or post from you wether on topic or not. Keep it up and never stop with your help or comment's for us all. You're a ray of sunshine in an otherwise gloomy world these days. I really do appreciate your comments.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Obtaining CDL and moving out of NYC

Look into Good Sams Mail Service. They will provide you with a legal address from Crestview, Fl. that is accepted as a legal address good for your DL, voting and mail. The cost is about $194 per year. You can view your mail, delete what you don't want or forward to any address you specify. You just keep a balance in your account for mail costs. I have used them for 3 years now since I went full time Rving and I love it.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Equipment provided vs purchased for company driver?

If I remember right I think Massachusetts used to require wheel chocks when parked especially in their service plazas along the Mass Pike. You can use a 4 x 4 and cut them to fit on a 45* angle or better to have those HD rubber ones.

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