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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Not far from the Pilot in Nashville Tennessee. Off of tn155 Briley Parkway in west Nashville.

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That’s really cool!

Super cool, whether or not a holograph, or hologram!! (It comes with ONIONS on my computer... so, somebody take THAT part back, please!)

~ Annie ~

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Text messages from WYODOT:

I80: Rawlins - Laramie: All alerts lifted. Buckle up. 09-APR 06:39

I80: Crash WESTBOUND near Rawlins at milepost 206, Reduce speed. 09-APR 06:50

I80: Crash cleanup, Right lane blocked WESTBOUND near Rawlins at milepost 206, Proceed with caution. 09-APR 09:52

Picture taken at 1755. Semi and trailer are on a flatbed. The load (or part of it) was pushed into a pile beyond those guys.

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Laura

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TCB's Comment
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The 2 Seasons have started....Winter and BUGS!!

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Picked up this mess in s.e. NE and n.w. MO. Had to stop and get them washed off.

Laura

Reminds me of South Florida, and the Love Bugs that swarm down there. They are so bad down there, that they cake up the windshield, making vision difficult. You can't use your wiper wash, it will just smear them. Some of the rest areas have sprayers to drive your truck next to, and wash the windshield. Not much help though. You must scrub them off at a truck stop.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I didn't snap a picture and the video is far too long but a couple days ago there was a Iowa State Patrol Sergeant that was shot and killed in the line of duty. They needed to move his body back home from the coroner's office in Des Moines today. From Des Moines north to atleast highway 20 (50ish miles) on every overpass they had first responders outside their vehicles with lights on. I'm guessing it continued onto US 20 east another 50ish miles to the area it occured. They had 2 state troopers, the hearst, an SUV (I'm guessing his family) followed by 2 more troopers with an additional 3 creating a rolling roadblock about a mile back all with lights activated. It was amazing to see so many first responders come together to send one of their own off even though many likely didn't know him. Something similiar happened last month when a correctional officer and nurse were killed by inmates in a prison escape attempt. I'm not ashamed to say that it brought a few tears to my eyes.

Marc Lee's Comment
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I didn't snap a picture and the video is far too long but a couple days ago there was a Iowa State Patrol Sergeant that was shot and killed in the line of duty. They needed to move his body back home from the coroner's office in Des Moines today. From Des Moines north to atleast highway 20 (50ish miles) on every overpass they had first responders outside their vehicles with lights on. I'm guessing it continued onto US 20 east another 50ish miles to the area it occured. They had 2 state troopers, the hearst, an SUV (I'm guessing his family) followed by 2 more troopers with an additional 3 creating a rolling roadblock about a mile back all with lights activated. It was amazing to see so many first responders come together to send one of their own off even though many likely didn't know him. Something similiar happened last month when a correctional officer and nurse were killed by inmates in a prison escape attempt. I'm not ashamed to say that it brought a few tears to my eyes.

Rob, I can totally relate. Here in Milwaukee we had a bad run for Milwaukee Police Officers. I believe 3 died in the line of duty in less than a year - 2 in pretty short order.

The third was killed trying to serve a warrant. His procession traveled over 10 miles from the funeral home to the cemetery. I was living nearby the cemetary. I grabbed my 3' x 5' flag, tied it to my p.u. and headed over. Standing a few blocks from the cemetary entrance I held and waived it for the 20+ minutes it took the entourage to pass.

Law enforcement and 1st responder vehicles from all over the Midwest, many fully loaded, marked and unmarked were part of the procession. They blasted their sirens as the approached and passed. Many looked right at me - nodding, crying, one or more clearly said thank you. I am tearing up just writing this. It was and still is extremely moving.

I am so glad I was part of it along with many many others.

Be well and be safe!

PackRat's Comment
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I drove by this one two days ago on I-44 in Missouri.

PackRat's Comment
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I was able to cross one off my Bucket List today! I finally was able to drive through Monument Valley, Utah on my way from Denver to Flagstaff, AZ. Been wanting to do this scenic drive for five years.

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PackRat's Comment
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Spotted this old van at the Walmart HVDC #7047 this morning at my delivery in Fontana, CA

G-Town's Comment
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Spotted this old van at the Walmart HVDC #7047 this morning at my delivery in Fontana, CA

Now that got my attention! Thanks!

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