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Steve Marshall's Comment
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I have been solo now for 2 weeks. During that time, I have been from Salt lake city Utah, to Springfield Mo. Then went home to Virginia for a few days. Picked up a load of pig fat to be made into hot dogs in Cincinnati, Now I'm in Taunton Massachusetts waiting to be unloaded. They said it might be a few hours before I get an empty door, Meanwhile the snow is continuing to fall. within the next few hours the weather conditions will continue to deteriorate as the Blizzard of 2013 approaches. 60-70 mph winds, up to 3 feet of snow and zero visibility.

Looks like I will be stuck at this receivers for several days while they try to dig us out.once I get backed into the dock they said it will take up to 3 hours to unload. its 1700 cases of frozen dinners loaded on the floor so its got to be all hand unloaded. Geeeze, could it get any worse. By then I may not even be able to pull away from the dock to close my rear doors. Its gonna be a long weekend folks. Glad I have a fully stocked fridge on board.

I already got my pre plan for my next load going to Maine picking up french fries then driving to Atlanta Georgia. If it weren't for the storm I would have had 3500 miles this week

I have a full tank of fuel and made it to a truck stop in Plainville Massachusetts. And trust me. The name of the city suites it. The governor has declared a state of emergency and has banned all traffic on all roads until further notice. The truck stop i am at mostly is a fuel and convenience store with overnight parking so I wont be whooping it up in the drivers lounge.

Looks Like I'm gonna be here awhile and its still snowing hard.

big rig tractor trailer truck buried in snow in Plainville Massachusetts

After clearing the snow from my truck this morning I found a nice surprise. The left headlight was busted and yellow paint on the deer guard. One of the snow plows clearing the lot scraped me last night. Of course when I confronted them about it they denied it. I called the police and made a report just to cover my butt. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to know what happened.

big rig tractor trailer truck buried in snow in Plainville Massachusetts

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Wine Taster's Comment
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Thanks for the details. Va Beach.... I am not far from there on the Outer Banks of NC. I am looking into Prime as well. The problem you had at the start of being employed worries me just a bit. I was hoping to stay on vacation time from my old job while I got through training. Stay safe out there!

Scotty D's Comment
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Great read! Thanks for taking the time to give us all a detailed account of your training adventures! thank-you.gif

Joel C.'s Comment
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Enjoyed reading it all hope to drive for Prime :) Is it true if I dont live in Mo will have to switch my Drivers license to Mo? I dont have permit or anything

Sly48's Comment
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Seems like only yesterday!! haha!!

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