Taylor Swift Saw Me....😜

Topic 22676 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
member avatar

Apropos of absolutely nothing.....

We were refueling in Rock Springs, Wyoming last week in the wee hours of the morning, headed east to Illinois on I-80. Sitting beside me in the fuel lanes were three identical, highly customized and highly polished red, long-nose Petes. Each was dragging a shiny trailer emblazoned with the Taylor Swift Tour logos and pictures. They appeared to almost be synchronized fueling, windshield cleaning etc.....almost like the Red Arrows or Blue Angels flight display teams....the drivers all wore identical workwear and were almost in lock step as they completed their various tasks. It was quite entertaining! lol

Anyway, parked in the no-parking area, right next to the building was the Taylor Swift tour bus...all blacked out windows and privacy curtains etc. From the front, as we walked by on the way into the building for coffee etc., we could clearly see into the interior via the huge windshield. The front of the bus had typical stacked tour bus bunk beds and towards the rear a closed off doorway to what was presumably the Star's private area. The bus had several large gentleman hovering nearby keeping a wary eye on all us 'non-celeb' ordinary humans, especially the obviously slightly disreputable looking bunch easily identified as 'truckers'. lol Several folks wandered towards the bus and were politely turned away.

Although obviously aware of whom she is, I'm not a huge fan. And; courtesy of my background, having flown, chatted with and even socialized with numerous celebrities over the years, I'm not particularly inclined to be 'star-struck'. So, other than commenting to Chris that the trucks would look pretty cool rolling down the highway in convoy.....I didn't really give it any more thought. Chris posted some pics on FB but that was about the end of it.

Having tanked up on coffee, we left, headed east on I-80 and after a few minutes Chris went to bed. About an hour later, around 3 am, the 3 Pete's rolled past me like I was standing still.... nose to tail in convoy...looking pretty cool, i must say....multitudes of chicken lights and much shiny chrome! Approximately 10 mins later...on the basically deserted highway, I saw lights approaching in the mirror and watched as the tour bus began to pass me. It was only marginally faster than me, so the process took a minute or two. As it drew level with my door, I saw that all the lights in the rear compartment were blazing away and there was a clear view of the inside of the Star's suite.....

Now, I dont believe that I would actually know Taylor Swift if she were to walk up and kick me in the butt....but; there were 3 young blonde ladies.... presumably TS amongst them...all kneeling on what I assume was a couch at the side of the bus...they were waving and making the universally accepted 'blow the air horn' signal!! Lol Just like kids on a school bus!! 😜

So anyway, I waved back and obliged with the airhorn... giving them a rendition of 'two bits and a haircut...toot toot!' They all laughed and waved again as the bus drew away into the night.

So there you have it...

Taylor Swift saw me in Wyoming....

Obviously, I don't know for sure, but I imagine she still has that nice warm, fuzzy afterglow feeling......even now, a week or so later. How could she not?

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ‘

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

βˆ†_Danielsahn_βˆ†'s Comment
member avatar

I saw these trucks, and the bus, too. There are 9 of them in total.

Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
member avatar

Or even .... ' Shave and a haircut, two bits'

lol

Sorry, I'm tired ! lol

Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
member avatar

I saw these trucks, and the bus, too. There are 9 of them in total.

What? Trucks or young blonde ladies? 😜

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

The NASCAR convey is also quite a site. I saw a dozen or so blasting south on I-81 last Saturday afternoon near exit 100 in PA. Not a follower, so not sure where they were coming from or going to. There is a track in Nazareth though, off I-78 just west of Jousey.

Chris M's Comment
member avatar

The NASCAR trucks were heading from Pocono Pennsylvania back to Charlotte G-town. Most of the teams are based in Charlotte. I always get a little giddy when I see those haulers haha

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
βˆ†_Danielsahn_βˆ†'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

I saw these trucks, and the bus, too. There are 9 of them in total.

double-quotes-end.png

What? Trucks or young blonde ladies? 😜

Just the trucks, and the bus, lol. No blonde ladies. Jealous on that part.

andhe78's Comment
member avatar

Saw Lee Greenwood’s Tour bus fueling at a pilot north of Birmingham a few weeks ago. Thought that was cool, but you guys got me beat.

LDRSHIP's Comment
member avatar

I laughed about the shave and a haircut. That is what I do when I flash my marker lights in a thank you. I started doing it from the beginning. I used to be a barber, so it fits.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More