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Mik D.'s Comment
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Waiting to finish a 10 break so saw this while waiting, road right in front of me after dropping load in industrial area


JoAnne EC's Comment
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That's so cool! Beautiful picture too; thanks for sharing! =)

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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That is a GREAT picture!

One of the places I delivered lumber to, had parking stalls for the horses and buggies. Unfortunately my pictures didn't turn out well.

Waiting to finish a 10 break so saw this while waiting, road right in front of me after dropping load in industrial area


PackRat's Comment
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I have been at a few truck stops in Ohio and seen the Amish tie up their horse to a sign post or guardrail before going inside.

Doug C.'s Comment
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Thats a great shot and really good photography. Thanks.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Is that something any of you REALLY old timers did your first backing tests in?

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Old School might have rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif

Is that something any of you REALLY old timers did your first backing tests in?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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In my limited time OTR we where in Pennsylvania and the Walmart had covered horse parking.


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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.

Old School's Comment
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I remember once hauling an oversized load through Pennsylvania and due to construction on the interstate my permits routed me through some state highways and small towns. I got stuck behind an Amish family in their buggy on a two lane road. For a good while I was stuck behind them driving a 500 horsepower rig, but moving at a one horse powered pace. I was unable to squeeze around them, and they couldn't really get out of the way. Eventually they came to a spot where they could pull off the road and allow me passage.

There was a young boy in the buggy, who was probably six or seven years old, who made the delay completely enjoyable. He had his head out the back window of the buggy watching my every move. He was grinning from ear to ear and waving at me. Sometimes I'd ease up a little closer and just watch his eyes almost pop out of his head. I'm not sure which one of us was enjoying that unique encounter more. It may have been the "kid" driving the rig - I haven't forgotten that experience yet.


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

G-Town's Comment
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The scenario described by Old School is typical of the areas surrounding Lancaster Pa. In particular taking PA-10 off of I-176 from New Holland to Lancaster in order to make deliveries at several Walmart’s in that area.

Many, many buggy encounters along the route, with small children in the back smiling and waving right at you.

Different world, requires extra care.

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