Game: Name Those Highways

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ChickieMonster's Comment
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All right. Here's a trip planning challenge for you, especially the newbies and those interested in becoming truckers.

I'm gonna list all of the states I passed thru today, in order, and I'd like y'all to guess which highways I traveled on to get from point A to B to C.

No cheating! You must use a paper atlas and your good sense to figure this out. You can use Google maps to see the local area around the shipper though.

Anyone gets the correct answer, I will owe them a steak dinner, redeemable when they hunt me down!

Okay. I started my day in Tuscaloosa, AL at a TA off I-20 (that's a freebie). I headed to my shipper in Rome, GA. Address of the shipper is 301 Darlington Dr SW.

From there, I traveled through GA, TN, GA (again), TN, KY, IL and MO. I'm currently parked at Love's in Sikeston, MO.

Name those highways! Interstate , US highways and State highways.

Good luck!

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Interstate:

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Oh, and don't even try using your GPS. My Rand wanted me to go a completely different way than my company routing, which is the route above.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I-20 east to I-75 north to I-24 west to I-57 south. Full stop Sikeston, MO. That is if you took all highways. There are quicker ways.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I run SE Regional , I live on the border between KY & TN off of I-24. When I was in the military used to fly to Sikeston to eat.

Btw the whole GA, TN, GA, TN gave it away.

So how was the climb up Monteagle?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I used to do the Rome GA -> KY part every month or so. I'll leave the routing and the steak to newer drivers.

There's a truck stop in the GA part of your do-si-do (not the Pilot) I stopped at as needed.

I now drive I-55 nearly every day! But today I'm off. 😑

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I guess it would have to I-20 east to I-285north (since all thru truck traffic must use I-285) to I-75 north to I-24 west to I-24/I-65 to I-24 west to I-57 south. Now if you took the Briley around Nashville I would have to add TN-155 to the mix

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Has anyone stopped to look at where Rome is on the map? Yes I took I-20 for PART of the way.

But then what? How did I get to Rome? And then back to the interstate?

And Monteagle was a blast at 38 mph. I'm 43523 lbs and it's been... interesting.

Interstate:

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

ChickieMonster's Comment
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And how did I get from I-24 to I-57?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I-24 runs into I-57 in Illinois. If there still is construction that blocks getting on southbound then I am not sure. I know I-57 terminates at I-55 so technically you had to continue on US-60 to get to Sikeston.

TBH I didn't bother looking at anything at all. I just shot all the major roads from memory. I get to go over Monteagle again tomorrow. Will be my 3rd time in a week and a half. I am in Alabama just SW of Chattanooga.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I20, I285, I75, hwy 27, I75, I24 I24/65, I24

I'd say from I-24 you probably went across 60 or 62 to the Wickliffe, Ky bridge into Cairo, IL and got on I-57 S and into MO then I-55

I grew up in that area and know those roads well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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