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PackRat's Comment
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Heading north into the distant snow today in Utah on I-15.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Dean R.'s Comment
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Trying to keep the sun out of my sweat box. It’s only 78 out. I can’t idle over 4 minutes until it hits 80. There is a soft breeze, but the concrete jungle is heatin’ up.

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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Trying to keep the sun out of my sweat box. It’s only 78 out. I can’t idle over 4 minutes until it hits 80. There is a soft breeze, but the concrete jungle is heatin’ up.

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I feel for you, didn't realize just how handy an APU was until I got one, and just in time for warmer weather!!!

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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And you thought your job was hard, dangerous and stressful...lol.

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Dean R.'s Comment
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Sitting on the concrete with a view of my Highlander and the geese at the retention pond.

Set my NAT for noon. Have to leave the yard with my load at 1755 pm. (Leaving at 1755 means they don’t have to pay me the extra 5 cents per mile for leaving after 1800). And a backhaul at 0400. I’m a day driver, so I have no idea how sleepy I’m going to get. Tried to nap but failed. My off day is Tuesday, but I don’t get the $200 incentive since I’ll be off by noon.

Life goes on.

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Interstate 10 rest area in Texas at mile marker 618.

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Interstate:

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

PackRat's Comment
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Be careful around those Texas rest areas during the upcoming warm months, especially at night. Rattlesnakes will come out and lay on the asphalt or concrete to stay warm.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Seen this bad boy at the Kwik Star in Story City IA I-35 MM 124 this morning pulling somewhere around a 45 foot trailer. At that rate just go buy an actual rig!

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Sometimes what you get to see while on the road is FAMILY!!

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Left is my Illinois brother Matthew, next is my retired Navy brother Mark, from Virginia, Me and my Crossville TN brother Geoffry, whose house we are at. Two brothers are home in Illinois. I'm the oldest.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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