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Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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New to trucking and stressed out

As the others have said, Google Maps and Google Earth are valuable for a bird’s eye view and street level view of truck traffic flow. Look for things such as guard shacks. With street view, look for things such as medians that might prevent a left turn from certain directions. Trucker Path reviews and Google reviews might provide helpful information from drivers who have been there before. Check to see if your company has a macro to receive turn by turn instructions. Sometimes, the truck entrance in on a different street than the office location at big facilities.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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I-40 closed in AZ and NM

The detour for EB took us off at Chambers AZ, and back on the 40 at Gallop NM. It was a pretty drive, and added about 50 miles to my drip. The last mile at Gallop getting back on the 40 took about 40 minutes. A total of 35 cars derailed, many carrying propane. So cleanup will probably take awhile.

Posted:  2 weeks, 5 days ago

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I-40 closed in AZ and NM

The I-40 eb closed mm 233 in AZ until Gallup NM due to hazmat train derailment. Looks as if WB is open.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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What's a good 12V freezer for tractors?

If you have an inverter, you might consider a 120v unit. They are much cheaper, and you have the option of home use.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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The Great Freight Recession Has Now Lasted Longer Than The COVID Bull Market

What that article isn't saying but is present, the state ran media/propaganda are suppressing and I believe is also a very significant contributing factor is that consumers aren't spending. It's one of the primary causes.

Most people feel, and rightfully so that the economy is teetering on the cliff. Food and gas are conveniently left out of the equation for inflation, food is up 26 percent, gas 31 percent. Inflation, adjusted is still double digits. People simply are not able nor willing to buy products outside of bare necessity.

One of the things that cements this concept is packaging. We haul a lot of it. PCA, packaging Corp of America is the largest box supplier in the country, one of our partners. They shuttered one of their plants and 1800 people lost their jobs. First time on record that they lost money. The reason is that people aren't buying products, equalling less boxes used. They specifically stated that as the reason.

I think it's being suppressed, but the driving reason for the continuing trucking great depression is that there's far less consumer deman and confidence. It may have initially started out of several reasons listed in the article, but they aren't the only reasons and it's been prolonged by extreme incompetence or its intentionally planned. People didn't get into positions that they occupy by being grossly incompetent, so it basically leaves one option, planned failure.

Call me crazy, but the WEF, WHO crowd, the biden regime and the like seem very intent on dismantling the existing geopolitical structure and implementing their new world economy, stakeholder capitalism, which is actually just rebadged socialism. In order to install a new economic machine, they must first shut the old one down.

I just don't buy there being a monolithic cause to this, and that being an over abundance of inventory. (Remember that was the first narrative, just too much product from over ordering). Now, the gaslighting continues and its just too much capacity. It's as see through as chairman vegetables blaming inflation on the consumer. Only a government can create inflation.

I mentioned before that I think the shippers are going to try to keep this marketplace like this for as long as possible. In turn the large carriers are going to keep this as long as possible in regards to their drivers. It's counterintuitive but they are benefitting from it as well. It's driving the cost of labor down. If they can keep it down, they will. Overall, I see this current state staying for a long time, it's too profitable for the large corporations to let go of.

The wildcard in this is the threat of civil war regarding the upcoming elections. A recent pole has 45 percent, nearly half the country, strongly feeling that a civil war is eminent within a year. Regardless of anyone's political leaning, the impacts of even wide spread civil conflict in blue islands, let alone all out civil war can not even be calculated, but I think it would dismantle most systems and utterly fragment transportation.

I read somewhere, probably here, that pallet manufacturing is down, due to shippers not needing pallets. And yes, bringing down the economies of the world is by design, so that the WEF and elites can bring about "the great reset."

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Load Boards

Swift just released a load board for O/O's. It seems to be taking all of the loads away from company drivers. Company drivers are getting lousy loads after sitting for days. The load board is not available to company drivers.

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Polly Want A Cracker?

I spotted this pair a few months ago in Klamath Lake, OR. Klamath Lake is a wintering ground for Canadian Bald Eagles. Old School, I could have sworn that I heard them yell, "let's go Brandon."

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Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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Polly Want A Cracker?

Parrots are wild and abundant in South America. They are actually quite pesky to the farmers. They are capable of destroying several types of crops as they are getting ready to be harvested.

They have been finding their way into the southern parts of the United States for a while now. They are pretty much confined to the warmer climate of the south. They don't seem tolerant of cold weather.

There is a wild parrot population in the Pasadena, CA as well as a wild peacock population. Word is, the peacocks escaped from a zoo. Not sure about the parrots.

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Mom has died while I was travelling from Oregon to Florida

Sorry to hear. Prayers for you and your family. Be safe.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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New truck items!

I forgot to mention tarp straps. I use them to hold my air tank drain cables open while I do other things. They are also useful to help keep chains in place on tires.

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