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Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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What is causing the backlog at the ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles?

Also LA traffic. If you leave the port after 1500, it will take 3.5 hours to drive 80 miles.

Knowing this situation since I live in So Cal, I would NEVER do port work lol I seen an aerial shot once of the exit at port of Long Beach, was like 20 rows of trucks bottle necked to exit with 2 lanes? looked like a truck pyramid! NO TY lol

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Hello all! Nervous Newbie with questions.

If you are wanting flatbed, you might consider Melton. They only do flatbed.

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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What is causing the backlog at the ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles?

It’s my understanding that container drivers get paid by the load. If that’s the case, and they’re not getting loads, they might seek other driving positions, only complicating the problem.

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Lumpers

Maybe they give the warehouse a percentage in order to be awarded a contract. It seems to pay really good.

Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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Lumpers

I just assumed that they are an independent service because shippers and receivers are too cheap to pay. It can be a real pain trying to get approval, especially in an area with spotty cell coverage.

Posted:  2 days, 18 hours ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

I always carry a bag of potatoes. When I use my charcoal grill and meats or franks are ready, I wrap single potatoes in foil and bury in coals, it takes about half an hour to cook.

I bet the charcoal gives it a really good flavor. What toppings, if any, do you put on the potatoes? Do you wash it down with Kvass?

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

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I tried instant mashed potato flakes today. The kind in a pouch, not the box. Just add to boiling water. Mine was garlic and herb. I also added Creole seasoning. Turned out pretty good. I am thinking about purchasing a 5 or 10 bag of potatoes, and baking in the microwave. The only downside to the baked potatoes is that, I would probably have to use butter and sour cream, which would take up space in the fridge, and of which I would probably have no other use. Do any of you microwave potatoes. Another concern is, the bag of potatoes taking up room in the cab. But, I am sure I could make adjustments to fit somewhere. Are there any other instant foods that you guys use?

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I use the mini cups of instant mashed potatoes, so I don't waste a whole bunch from the pouch. I believe Walmart has the 4pk for less than $2. As for other potato options, I have done hash browns on the truck. Get the bag of frozen ones, and I used the $8 sandwich maker with a smidge of PAM spray, and a small pat of butter.

Ultimately, it depends on how much space you have, and how creative you want to get. I am a big proponent of multi use gadgets in the "kitchen" so that I have a set of well rounded options. Tomorrow night is shake n bake chicken, fresh baked asparagus, and probably some potatoes

That sounds like a good option. I am assuming they are like cup of noodles, just add boiling water. Less hassle and less clean up than mixing it all in a bowl like I did today. I do have a multi cooker. I like to cook stews and pasta in it. I should try more things to cook in it. I also cook rice pilaf in it.

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

You can buy single potatoes, specially wrapped in plastic, just for baking in a microwave. Takes 7 to 11 minutes depending on the size.

I have seen those. They are kind of expensive. I like eating on the cheap.

Posted:  2 days, 19 hours ago

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Which state?

Georgia

You got it. Boiled peanuts and Kudzu vine. Both plentiful in Georgia. One is good, the other is invasive.

Posted:  3 days ago

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Which state?

I couldn't find the original thread, but it was a fun thread. I'll post my pics and see if you can guess the state.

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Posted:  3 days ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

I tried instant mashed potato flakes today. The kind in a pouch, not the box. Just add to boiling water. Mine was garlic and herb. I also added Creole seasoning. Turned out pretty good. I am thinking about purchasing a 5 or 10 bag of potatoes, and baking in the microwave. The only downside to the baked potatoes is that, I would probably have to use butter and sour cream, which would take up space in the fridge, and of which I would probably have no other use. Do any of you microwave potatoes. Another concern is, the bag of potatoes taking up room in the cab. But, I am sure I could make adjustments to fit somewhere. Are there any other instant foods that you guys use?

Posted:  3 days ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

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From what I understand, these units have to have a certain amount of overhead clearance, and not just fit in a cubby.

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0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

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Ryan, might I suggest the Galanz 3 in 1 appliance? It is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven all in one. Toaster ovens are fairly limited in what they can cook/bake.

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If I am going to use it for longer than 20 minutes, I aim a mini fan into the gap above it to dissapate the heat. There are a whole lot more that use the daily without issue.

Good idea!

Posted:  4 days, 18 hours ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

From what I understand, these units have to have a certain amount of overhead clearance, and not just fit in a cubby.

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0717098001632034939.jpg The first thing when thinking about cooking comes to mind is the best portable freezer for salmon, meat etc... I could stock up at Costco on healthy stuff like wild-caught salmon etc then use a toaster oven, not a microwave to cook it. For those of you using the microwave, you might want to make the switch to a toaster oven for health reasons. Nuking your food kills a lot of food's nutrients and just isn't the healthy way to cook. Anyone care to share their freezer recommendations? This one had some ok and bad reviews, the company won't replace it. So I'm looking for something like this for a better company.

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Ryan, might I suggest the Galanz 3 in 1 appliance? It is a microwave, air fryer and convection oven all in one. Toaster ovens are fairly limited in what they can cook/bake.

Posted:  1 week, 6 days ago

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Cooking/Eating OTR

On my 34, I use my Instapot to cook up batches of stews and rice to last a few days. I also have a toaster oven to toast sandwiches and pizza bread. I use my microwave to heat up frozen ravioli and pasta sauce and sometimes chicken tenders.

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

Pizza in Italy was... for the longest time.... poverty food. Its what you make when you don't have the money to do anything else. You can find pizza in Italy-- but it is not the grand production we make of it here in the states.

Pizza in Italy is made from water buffalo mozzarella cheese. You really don't know what you're missing, until you have tried pizza made from water buffalo mozzarella. It's very creamy, due to high fat content.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

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Is this Packrat's way of repurposing his old Caddies? I hope he at least removes the Longhorn hood ornaments.

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Photos, oddball things

St Robert, MO

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Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Dollar Accounts???

Many of the dollar stores are on two lane back roads with ditches on either side of the road, and a drive that you must back into that is shared with cars, and that has a ditch on either side. On top of all of that, many times you must stop traffic in order to back in from the street. I did a three stop Sears Home Store route once. The backings were similar to dollar stores. Even though I didn't have to unload, the backings were enough to say never again.

Posted:  4 weeks ago

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Debunking some ethnic myths

American truckers are blessed at least twice: because they do what thay want and because they do it in such a great country. The cultural melting pot of America can be seen literally everywhere, and trucking industry is doubtless one of its brightest examples. There may be only a few truck makes on the road, but if one looks at people who drive these trucks, he will see dozens if not hundreds of ethicities, each one of them is a riddle because of language and cultur barriers, urban legends, and what not. Being a certified Russian driver (certified by life), I can start with myself: no, I do not wear flip-flops with socks, no Adidas pants, no gold chain, and I don't drink vodka. But what most Russian truckers really love and do it a lot - is black tea. Not from a tea bag, god forbid, which is most likely a reused tea, but real loose tea from India, sold in America by Arabs or Slavic people, brewed properly and consumed with sugar. I cannot imagine my day without 5-6 cups of tea...

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Along with Ikra on toast.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Mom died tonight

Sorry to hear. Prayers for you and your family.

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