The Joys Of Small Town Receivers.

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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I delivered a load of sugar to a small town factory that makes pancake / waffle mix for hotels and what not. Here is the view from the dock.

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Tim F.'s Comment
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Isn’t it fun to think...if I hadn’t started driving tractor-trailer...I would have never seen this part of the country.

Traveling through NC, SC, GA. Va. I often found myself in awe of the beauty and historical importance those states played.

Traveling through West Virginia I often found myself asking ...when the heck will I find 77 or 64...lol

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Steve L.'s Comment
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And then there are the horses and buggies in some Ohio and eastern Maryland towns (where you might least expect them).

Heck, I remember dodging some horse-drawn buggies on a rural road (me in a big truck) in Ohio, on my way to a Wayne Dalton plant. Thought I’d get relief as I pulled in. Wrong! An actual parking lot for the buggies, horses penned up and man, you should’ve seen that place at shift change. 😆😎

Patrick C.'s Comment
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A lot of Walmart's that have a significant Amish population nearby will have horse and buggy parking. Especially those states that have huge Amish populations. Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana to name a few.

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Patrick C.'s Comment
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Btw, the picture was taken in Wisconsin. In a little town just south of Wisconsin Route 33, east of I-39.

Splitter's Comment
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And then there are the horses and buggies in some Ohio and eastern Maryland towns (where you might least expect them).

Heck, I remember dodging some horse-drawn buggies on a rural road (me in a big truck) in Ohio, on my way to a Wayne Dalton plant. Thought I’d get relief as I pulled in. Wrong! An actual parking lot for the buggies, horses penned up and man, you should’ve seen that place at shift change. 😆😎

Is that US-30? I felt as though I had traveled back in time when I was routed through there. Sometimes I get upset at not having the pedal on the floor, maximizing my clock while on the interstates. But then there are those jaw dropping, breath taking moments on those local routes that’ll never be found on the interstate. I’m still hoping for a load thru CO before winter. Still haven’t been thru there. Would love the see garden of the gods again, near Colorado Springs. As far as small town deliveries? I’m sure it beats that little neighborhood I delivered to in Chicago!! That was the most nerve wracking delivery I’ve had to date.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
andhe78's Comment
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I love delivering to the small town guys. Had one the other day, back road Alabama, delivered his supply of steel for the month. Overjoyed to see me, called out ma and the boys for all hands on deck to unload. Offered lunch afterwards. Little guys have always been nicer to me.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I like small town operations; because, they don't waste time getting you unloaded. Somerimes I don't even get a 30 min break completed by the time they are done.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I like small town operations; because, they don't waste time getting you unloaded. Somerimes I don't even get a 30 min break completed by the time they are done.

I too prefer small towns. In my experience the people tend to be nicer, and much more patient. Ive also noticed they'll give you the room to turn (not hugging crosswalk) more frequently than the urban drivers.

Flatwater 's Comment
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I was doing quite a few back-to-back pickups at one grain elevator in an itty-bitty town in Kansas, hauling milo to Salina. The old boy who ran the little elevator was just a grump. Someone pee'd in his Cheerios every morning, I think. After a couple days of this, I stopped him mid-whine and asked him if he liked banana bread? He gave me a puzzled look, "What the heck does that mean?" I asked him again if he liked banana bread. He said he did. I ran out to the truck and brought back a loaf of homemade banana bread my wife had made. She made several small loaves to send out with me that week. His eyes lit up and his whole demeanor changed! He apologized for acting up all week and went back to work with a little hitch in his giddy-up and some banana bread in his tummy. He gave us his personal cell phone number and told us to call ANYTIME and he'd come down to load us, day or night. After all, "He lived just down the block and usually didn't have anything better to do."

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