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Matt 's Comment
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Has anyone one ever been stuck in any extreme weather like the floods in California.Or hurricanes tornadoes? If so what did you do and how did you handle it? Just a conversation topic.

murderspolywog's Comment
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I had a tornado pass 2/10 of a mile behind me out in OKC. Then will off loading at Walmart we had a few tornado warnings and spent sometime in there tornado shelter. Had to drive back to the terminal that night, all the lights were out and and we were running city streets because the interstates were shutdown. Lots of stuff all over the roads. Took 2 hours to get 35 miles. I was out on the I 15 when it washed out in NV. And stuck on the I 80 in WY in a blizzard. You just deal with it and figer out how to work with what you got. I always carry food and water on the truck so if I get shut down I am set for a few days.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Over The Road:

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.


Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Matt 's Comment
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I bet that was an experience!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yep....tornado swung by while at walmart in OK. They let the drivers come inside but naturally refused the pets. They claimed trucks flipped over in the past. A tornado passed me in MO...formed right in front of me and I got off the highway then got back on passing it. Hail that day freaked me out cause I thought I hit something. Then I realized golf balls fell from the sky.

Blizzard in KY and WY...just drove til I couldn't handle it..

None of this includes the swarm of locusts in OH...the flies in Iowa ...I've suffered all the plagues of Egypt while on the road hahah

And yep...always food and drinks in board...for me and Goofball my cat.

Matt 's Comment
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Lol I lived in ohio for the locusts they covered everything it seemed.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Lol I lived in ohio for the locusts they covered everything it seemed.

Wanna talk gross...took three truck washes to scrub them off the glass n body. Not mine...the truck body lol

Pianoman's Comment
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A tornado came right past me in Maryland of all places. I was empty, waiting for a trailer washout (very unconventional washout location--behind this guy's house). It scared me because it came so quickly. Literally, it showed up and I was surrounded in blinding rain and very high winds within a minute. I tore out of there and headed to the truck stop a mile down the road. I was terrified and didn't even care if I hit anything--I just wanted to get out of there. Parked and got out as soon as I could. By the time I got into the truckstop, the tornado had passed.

Makes for a good story now, but it was pretty scary then.

Jan P.'s Comment
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Was fishing not trucking when we got stuck in the middle of a tornado on a lake of all places.

There was a wall of white coming across the lake although the day called for clear skies, something I have never seen before but the boat launch was in that direction so we tucked closer to shore and kept heading back until a large wave hits the front and comes over the bow so we know it's time to find shelter fast, dam fast.

We barely made the turn safely riding the crests of huge wave after huge wave back across to far side of a lake only because there was no shore we could leave the boat at without it getting torn apart. After a few crazy minutes we dock tie the boat and run for shelter first under a deck and then farther into the forest and just help on for dear life as what sounded like a train went by.

When it was finally over we went back to get out 16" bass boat which was sunk in 5ft of water right beside the dock. All our gear was floating away or already on bottom.

This was early spring so recovering the boat and gear was a crazy cold gotta do what you have to do day. And then came the long hike around the lake back to the truck in our undies.

Never forget that day.

Matt 's Comment
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Thats crazy! The closest I have been was a tornado that went past my house as a kid it didn't last long or hurt anything but it left a path through the woods within about 300 feet from the house shook everything

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