I Saw A Turtle!

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Solo's Comment
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What are the odds of coming across any one of us on this site?

I think it's cool as heck, but it must be SUPER rare unless it's two dedicated drivers?

Turtle's Comment
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We probably cross paths more often than we think. But we don't realize it until we stop and look at the tracker. By that time we could be quite a ways apart. I didn't notice his post until I stopped for my 30. There was probably over 100 miles between us by that time.

CK was probably sitting in the passenger seat and noticed a red Prime flatbed, and was able to look at the tracker at that moment to see it was little old me lol.

Solo's Comment
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We probably cross paths more often than we think. But we don't realize it until we stop and look at the tracker. By that time we could be quite a ways apart. I didn't notice his post until I stopped for my 30. There was probably over 100 miles between us by that time.

CK was probably sitting in the passenger seat and noticed a red Prime flatbed, and was able to look at the tracker at that moment to see it was little old me lol.

AH!

Perfect sense. I need to get more familiar w/ this tracker.

CK's Comment
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We probably cross paths more often than we think. But we don't realize it until we stop and look at the tracker. By that time we could be quite a ways apart. I didn't notice his post until I stopped for my 30. There was probably over 100 miles between us by that time.

CK was probably sitting in the passenger seat and noticed a red Prime flatbed, and was able to look at the tracker at that moment to see it was little old me lol.

Close! Yes, I was sitting in the passenger seat and decided to update my location on the tractor and see who is nearby. I saw you were a ways down 90, but I didn't know which way you were going. I just kept my eyes open for a red Prime flatbed on the opposite side and there you were!

Old School's Comment
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What are the odds of coming across any one of us on this site?

I think it's cool as heck, but it must be SUPER rare unless it's two dedicated drivers?

It does happen at times. I've come across several of our other members while out on the road. Here's a few examples of the times it worked out for me.

Here's G-Town and I when we met up in Pottstown, PA...

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Here's a shot of me and Daniel B when we met up in Waco, TX. I've actually met up with Daniel several times. He's a great kid (yes I said that, because he is just a kid!) He even arranged for me to have dinner with his wife one time when I was in his home-town. He was on the road, but he had his wife meet up with me. We went to a restaurant together and she also filled my truck up with a bunch of Russian foods that Daniel recommended for her to put together for me. He and his wife both have Russian heritage, and it was fun to eat some things that I had never tried before.

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Probably one of the closest friends I made on Trucking Truth is a fellow that goes by the handle of "Bug Smasher One." Here is a shot of us as we met up over in Raphine, VA.

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I also got to have dinner with Errol one night while we were both in Olive Branch, MS. Here we are enjoying ourselves at "Sweet Pea's Table."

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I've also had a couple of unusual encounters such as the time Robert (the fire breather) held the door for me as I entered the Pilot in Dandridge, TN. I had no idea who he was, but he knew who I was. The next day he posted in the forum that he had held the door for me. I remembered the guy holding the door for me, but I had no idea who he was! He's sneaky like that!

Also PackRat and I were parked at the same truck stop just a few trucks down from each other. He posted on the forum that I had parked just a little ways down from him. I had gone inside to take a break and get something to eat. He was going to bed for a much deserved night's repose. By the time I got out to my truck and logged on I saw what he had posted, but it was too late at that point for us to get together. He was sleeping by that time, but it was still kind of a fun experience to realize we were that close to each other.

PackRat's Comment
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Very cool stuff! Incidentally, I'll be at White's Petro in Raphine tomorrow morning. I used to work there many years ago.

Turtle's Comment
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Very cool stuff! Incidentally, I'll be at White's Petro in Raphine tomorrow morning. I used to work there many years ago.

Two things I learned at White's Petro as a brand new rookie...the hard way:

1- Curb parking doesn't guarantee you an easy exit in the morning. They will double and triple park right next to you, boxing your behind in.

2- The bbq joint inside the truck stop across the road, you know, the one who advertises "best bbq in Virginia" on several billboards.... doesn't say much for Virginia bbq.

PackRat's Comment
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No, that BBQ at the Fuel City sucks! It does NOT represent my state. The best place to park is immediately just past the truck wash entrance, on the right. Next best is past the shop, to the left on the back 40, backed in with the trailer over the hillside grass. White's has a shuttle bus that continually sweeps the parking lot for those that don't want to walk 1/4 mile.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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1- Curb parking doesn't guarantee you an easy exit in the morning. They will double and triple park right next to you, boxing your behind in.

This is why I always try to park where I can't be blocked in, because if you're going to be there all night.... You're going to have a hard time leaving after your break. rofl-3.gif

Of course sometimes you can't help it, but I try my best!

PackRat's Comment
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1- Curb parking doesn't guarantee you an easy exit in the morning. They will double and triple park right next to you, boxing your behind in.

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This is why I always try to park where I can't be blocked in, because if you're going to be there all night.... You're going to have a hard time leaving after your break. rofl-3.gif

Of course sometimes you can't help it, but I try my best!

I guess you haven't seen it yet, but you can get blocked in just about anywhere, and it only takes a couple feet to render you immobile.

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