Profile For Navypoppop

Navypoppop's Info

  • Location:
    Winter Haven, FL

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    Navypoppop On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    5 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 Ram 2500 and enjoy travelling the USA during the summer months and stay in Florida for the winter. We bought a park model mobile home for the winter stay in Fl. and give the 5th wheel a rest and a little more room to stretch out.

email- hhin170583@aol.com

my contact cell # 302-752-6409

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Posted:  12 hours, 20 minutes ago

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CB Handle

I started driving with the handle Range Rider, after the Jock Mahoney character. Then Piney, because I was from the NJ Pineland area. I became NJ Runaway when I moved out of NJ to Florida. And finally, Navypoppop after I became a grandfather and having served in USN.

Posted:  1 week ago

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Thinking about selling my house and staying in the truck

Be sure to store your home belongings in a climate controlled storage. That way you can eliminate things like mold from starting and weather damage.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

Those homemade signs really show the caliber and depth of the employees that work at these truck stops.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How was your Christmas?

Christmas was special at our daughter and son in law's for the first time there. We also went to Kings Dominion for their Winterfest Light Show to celebrate our 43rd anniversary. Was nice weather and it was nice to get out and just stroll with my beautiful wife who is my total reason for my being. We head home to Floida on Monday and warmer weather. Happy New Year everybody.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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New security at Walmart

I have seen 2 of these in the Walmart parking lot in Ocala, Fl. on Hwy 40. Seems the neighborhood surrounding the store isn't the best.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Well, it has been fun

Hey Don,

Congrats on deciding to retire. You will enjoy it as much as I do I'm sure. It has been a pleasure reading your comments and following you through the TT website. I wish you and your family happiness and keep active in something. Don't ever just stop and sit. Good luck

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Woo, I need to get in shape.

You go girl! Congrats to you. If anyone can achieve a goal it would be you.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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How was your Christmas?

Spending the holidays with our daughter and son in law in Md. Do not like the cold weather though. Sadly my wife's brother passed away on Christmas day. He was a US Airforce veteran of Vietnam War, retired police officer and had been suffering from Parkinson's Disease for years. He is no longer suffering though. We head back to warmer Florida next Monday. Happy New Year to everyone.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Merry Christmas!

I wish to take the time to wish each and every member of TT a very Merry Christmas. Being a retired driver I have the pleasure of not being away from home or fighting the weather elements at these difficult and harsh times. My hat is off to you all. I am currently spending the holidays with my wife at our daughter and son in law's in Lexington Park, Md. We do not have to travel in the horrible weather conditions as you drivers do and hoping that you all stay safe and warm is from the heart. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Holiday Cheer

Good morning everyone here on TT. I just wanted to wish each and every driver and reader here on TT a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year or Seasons Greetings. I know that it is early but the wife and I are leaving in the morning to travel to our son and daughter in law's for his 40th birthday in Madison, Ms. Between his driving job from Ms. to Texas and back weekly and his US Navy reserve duties they stay pretty busy. Then we travel on to Lexington Park, Md. to spend the holidays with our daughter and son in law until New Year. and then make the slow trek back to Florida to wait out the winter before hitting the road again in May with the 5th wheel. I wish each and every one of you a safe and joyous holiday. Hopefully you will be with family if you want or just safe, warm and enjoy the holiday. I will be back with you all on Jan. 5.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Anne & Tom are those guys OK?

Thanks for the update Laura. I too haven't seen her on here and sent an email to her but no response yet. Now I know what's up and hope to see her back here soon.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Truck stuck in Sumner Tunnel (Boston) Friday afternoon/evening

Overhead clearance warning signs are there for a reason. Unless you are in New York state where most are posted a foot shorter than actual clearance. Driving on the BQE with clearance signs reading 12'6" for the first time is enough to make you "pucker" to the seat real quick until you see every truck moving along like nothing happened.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Hole in the wall food places

Ryan B.,

That would be the Miccosukee Service Plaza at I75 exit 49 Fl. State Route 84. A fairly decent place to stop before the east coast nightmare of So. Florida along I-95.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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The TruckingTruth Meet Up Thread

I really appreciate this particular post by Kearsey. Since I discovered it I have had the pleasure of meeting a few great drivers and TT members, Pack Rat, Ms. Laura (Idaho Mtn. Gal), Big Scott and PJ. You can't really appreciate what a driver says on TT until you meet them in person. I hope to keep on meeting people from TT when either here in Winter Haven, Fl. or while Rving on the road.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Why does there seem to be a truck parking problem in California (and other states and cities in our nation)?

It's always the same no matter what year, time or place. A lot of areas do not want or like trucks or truck drivers. This attitude has partially been caused by truck drivers who do not respect the area in and around the truck stop. Trash, pee bottles, feces, idling trucks and noise are just some of the reasons locals do not want trucks in their towns.

If some truck drivers cleaned up their acts it might help. We used to be known as "Knights of the road" many years ago but that will never happen again. I just use a few basic rules for an area that is unfriendly or unwelcoming to trucks and truckdrivers. If you are anti truck and drivers that is your right and opinion but I will never drive in or through your area, I will never vacation in your area, I will never deliver or pick-up any freight in your area and I surely will not buy any goods or services from your area.

It will not take long before their economy crumbles and they are crawling and begging for trucks to deliver goods to them. See if they will go directly to the farms for groceries. Just like Buccee's that is growing fast throughout the south. They will not any trucks on their properties unless they are delivering to Buccee's no matter what. So with that attitude I never stop there for any reason even with the 5th wheel. There are too many businesses that welcome you and want the business.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Trucking Throwback Thursday

G-Town,

Wasn't Paul Birch who playedCannonball Mike Malone and William Campbell played his co-driver Jerry Austin? I remember this show as a kid and wish is was still on occasionally.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Veterans Day

I wish to thank all of our fellow Veterans here on TT for their service to our great nation. It does nor matter if you are male or female, white or black, Democrat or Republican, we as veterans all stood up for the greatest nation on Earth. Because of our dedication to duty everyone in the USA has the right to live here free even if they are different from what we believe in to be right. We as veterans have shown our loyalty to our great nation and I for one am proud to have had the chance to be a veteran of the U.S.Navy and proud to be an American. God bless the USA and to all veterans I too owe you my thanks.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Meeting Nicole

Nicole made landfall this AM around 5AM and was a strong tropical storm as felt here in Winter Haven. We've had gusts up to 55-60 and rain but not too bad. The eyewall passed over about 7AM and now we are getting the wind and rain from the backside or SW. It will probably be gone by noon thank God. Enough this year.

Posted:  3 months ago

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Meeting Nicole

PJ,

I replied to you in the post about the new team you helped out and didn't realize that you were coming into another hurricane here in Florida. Be safe and watch out for the winds. It seems like it is due to land over night so between 7pm and 7am will be the worse. Sounds like it will be minimal at best but none of these storms is a good one. Stay safe.

Posted:  3 months ago

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New Graduates

Way to go PJ!

After meeting you in Winter Haven and talking with you it is obvious that your professional and personable personality shines through. You will be remembered by that new team for the help that you gave them and probably steered them in the right direction for axle positions in the future. You should be glad that you aren't in Winter Haven now as it looks like almost a direct hit from this Hurricane Nichole here even though it won't be a major hit but 4-5" rain and wind gusts to 70mph are not welcomed. Stay safe and again it was my pleasure to meet you.

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