Do Any Of You Go Geocaching?

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not4hire's Comment
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Be aware of your surroundings when geocaching...

Grizzly attack near Water Valley, Alta. leaves man in his 50s with serious injuries

Police said the man was geocaching alone in the Harold Creek area when the bear charged and attempted to drag him into the bush. He was able to get away from the animal and drive himself to where paramedics were called.

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Old School's Comment
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Dang it, don't you just hate it when those pesky bears are geo caching in your territory! smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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Drove himself to safety? Looks as though he was able to grin and bare it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Grizzly attack near Water Valley, Alta

Whoa! When I first read that I thought it said "Atlanta". I was like, "Man, I was under the impression there are no grizzlies even as far south as the Adirondacks in New York. If they're in Atlanta, I may have to rethink my hiking strategies!"

Fortunately that's Alberta Canada. Phew!

I know there are Black Bears around here, but hopefully no Grizzlies.

Yesterday I was hiking and for a moment I thought I had spotted a black bear cub but it turned out to be the hind end and stubby little tail of a Rottweiler. Totally different than a bear cub, which would of course have meant there's a mama somewhere nearby.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

geotnt's Comment
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Another geolocation game that many enjoy is called Munzee. It's basically finding and scanning QR codes placed for the purpose of increasing one's point totals in the game. Although it doesn't require as much walking as geocaching, and much of it is of the virtual variety, my wife and I like it due to the competitive nature of the points structure. It also has a great social component as munzee events are popping up all over the place. Go to www.munzee.com for more information and to sign up.

Turtle's Comment
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Another geolocation game that many enjoy is called Munzee. It's basically finding and scanning QR codes placed for the purpose of increasing one's point totals in the game. Although it doesn't require as much walking as geocaching, and much of it is of the virtual variety, my wife and I like it due to the competitive nature of the points structure. It also has a great social component as munzee events are popping up all over the place. Go to www.munzee.com for more information and to sign up.

I've heard of this, but have not yet tried it. I think I'll look into it today. Opportunities to get out of the truck for something worthwhile is important to me. I like staying active when I can.

Chelly N.'s Comment
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I was just wondering if there is actually realistic time frames to spend on seeking caches..... I introduced my groom to caching after 15 years of lost connections.... We were best friends in high school and lost touch with one another then I searched for him and it was like time never past us.... Anywho long story short.... He had been driving since he graduated high school (18+ years I suppose) never heard of caching.... My Momma taught me about it as a teen back in the mid 1990's when a local radio station did a hide and gave clues every day til somebody found their hide.... Back when u had to use actual paper maps..... Well when we reconnected I told him I was out on "a run" caching and I would "catch" him for lunch afterwards.... Inquisitive he began poking for knowledge and that's all she wrote.... It was cache at first sight and he was loving this "game" but I call it a "love for the hunt"..... Now that we are married and I'm OTR with him for a month and a clue of days now I miss my fix of the caches... I quickly found out the hard way that "time is of the essence!!!" And "no parking is available" quotes that broke my Southern Belle heart to pieces.... I was just wondering if there is actually a way to "catch them all" or find some really fantabulous hides that would be worth the hunt along his route..... The only problem is he never knows what the next load assignment will be so the next destination is never set in stone.... It's useless trying to plan a hunt for this unforseen circumstances.... I just wanna seek and I've also found there's a LOT of really cool and awesome ones outside our local area I'm really dying to get my hands on.... But I'm back at square one..... Not sure if we will be in the area.... Not sure if we are in the area if we would have enough time or PARKING... 🙄🙄🙄 But we have found some when he was waiting on a couple of live unloads and live loads and his 34..... So that's really the only time.... To be honest during those breaks though all a driver and passenger really want to do is lay back and relax..... Riding just wears me out let alone him driving I couldn't imagine how he feels..... It's frustrating but ok at the same time.... But more so frustrating cause it's like I'm experiencing the whole wide world of the states and I can't have a little fun while doing so.... 😩😩😩 Any suggestions plz plz and thanx in advance.... I'm dying to get some tips and tricks for caching OTR..... And ummm confessional here..... I have to admit..... I have had a trackable for about a year or so myself and shameful of this so much I dare not speak to just anybody about my "lack of there of".... Meridian just doesn't have ANYTHING period the end and driving/riding to different parts of the states.... I gotta figure something out..... Help 😩😩😩 Desperate to seek caches, Chelly Neal Meridian MS/New Orleans LA area Groom drives for USX OTR

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.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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I was just wondering if there is actually realistic time frames to spend on seeking caches

Obviously you won't have as much time for caching as with a normal 9-5 job, but there are still many opportunities on the road.

Having a premium membership will open up many more opportunities for caches you wouldn't otherwise know about, and there are normally many caches within a short walking distance of any truck stop. I've been able to go caching in all of the lower 48 states.

Typically I'll devote about an hour every day to brisk exercise, and that sometimes involves looking for and hiking to a cache. They're out there, you just have to take the time to look for them.

Chelly N.'s Comment
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I have wanted to do the same every day for about an hour's or so but with my groom being so tired after driving and me... Well being out by myself in unfamiliar areas I'm scared to venture out alone nowadays.... Thanx for the tip kind sir and much appreciated

Joseph I.'s Comment
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It sounds a lot like playing Pokémon Go I think it is called. It was big for a short time my kids played and were going around looking for Pokémon but it died out like all other games when the next new game came along.

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