Does Anyone Keep A Memento Of Where They Have Trucked?

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Craig T.'s Comment
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My trainer was obsessive about circling every place he has picked up and delivered in on his atlas map.

I recently started using an app called Places I Pooped. Whenever I take a dump and have cell phone service, it lets me drop a new pin on a map and write a crappy note about it. I've got quite a potty mouth and the puns just don't stop. If anyone else starts using the app, please let me know so I can follow your, uh, you know... poop

Errol V.'s Comment
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Well, when I stop at Walmart, I check for local brands of BBQ sauce. Especially in the Carolinas, because for them, the sweet sticky tomato sauce the rest of the USA just doesn't do the job.

As for a record of where I've been, Google Maps Timeline does that, and I don't have to leave anything behind.

Scott O.'s Comment
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My trainer was obsessive about circling every place he has picked up and delivered in on his atlas map.

I recently started using an app called Places I Pooped. Whenever I take a dump and have cell phone service, it lets me drop a new pin on a map and write a crappy note about it. I've got quite a potty mouth and the puns just don't stop. If anyone else starts using the app, please let me know so I can follow your, uh, you know... poop

That's messed up cuz a few months ago I was trying to figure out which states I haven't pooped in lol... Need Rhode island and Maine lol

Phox's Comment
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Well I'm not trucking yet... but when I take roadtrips I collect keychains... mostly the little state ones from Pilot travel centers that have the little fob that spins around.

Keychains are simple, somewhat cheap (I think I pay about $5 ea), don't take up a lot of space, harder than other things to lose and can be quite useful. I have around 10 right now, just started this collection feb last year with a gator tooth keychain I got in Louisiana. I had one for KY but I lost it, bought one in Memphis as a souvenir shop, then I got two for Texas, then Virgina (the lovers state... bom chicka wa wa... oh wait not THAT kind of lovers...), then this year when I took a roadtrip to cali I got one in NM, AZ, Vegas, and 2 in cali.

so yeah, decent collection going, hope to have all of the lower 48 by the end of next year if possible... we'll see what I can do.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Years ago I bought a shot glass from bucksnort Tennessee... I plan on getting a shot glass from every state and if I can from every major city...

Phox's Comment
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Years ago I bought a shot glass from bucksnort Tennessee... I plan on getting a shot glass from every state and if I can from every major city...

Where you gonna put em? those take up a bit more space and can break.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott O.'s Comment
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Years ago I bought a shot glass from bucksnort Tennessee... I plan on getting a shot glass from every state and if I can from every major city...

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Where you gonna put em? those take up a bit more space and can break.

At home lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Persian Conversion's Comment
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When I started driving, I wanted to collect shot glasses and refrigerator magnets. My goal was to eventually get one from all the lower 48 states.

Then I started noticing that in some truck stops, they literally sell shot glasses and refrigerator magnets from every state in the union. All in one store.

That kind of took the fun out of the whole idea, so I stopped.

Now I just try to find unique gifts for my family. Like when I was passing from New Mexico to Arizona, I stopped at an Indian reservation to get them some authentic moccasins made by the locals. It was only after I got home and gave them to my wife that she noticed the words "Made in the Dominican Republic" on them.

It's like there's no fun in collecting anything anymore. Everything is mass produced and readily available just about anywhere. And there's always Amazon.com to fill in the gaps.

So now, anytime I'm in rural Wisconsin, my wife demands that I buy her some local Amish dairy products. That's about the only thing I've found that is somewhat unique and authentic.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I collect copies of my fuel receipts and lint, does that count?

Weatherman's Comment
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As I stated in my post about passing the 500k mileage mark, I keep a daily record of where I start and stop, as well as my mileage driven, in a small dayminder. While I was OTR , each time I went into a state for the first time I purchased one of the cheap coffee mugs at a truck stop to take home, just for fun. I have 47.....maybe one day I'll get to North Dakota. Lol

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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