Atlanta Today

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Donna M.'s Comment
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I’m gotten rather comfortable driving in Atlanta. I’m in and out 3 to 4 times per week. It’s gonna be hell , so sit back and enjoy the ride. Stopped in Jackson last night pulled out about 5:30 dropped my load at Walmart drop yard, get a empty. Clean it out, head over to McDonough drop that trailer and get my loaded trailer all before 8:00 this morning. Headed down 285 take the I-85 ramp. Cops come screaming up, block the exit. Sit there for 4 hours. When they finally let us move it was to return to 285. Since they had evacuated the area, 285 was packed 3 hours later I managed to get to other end of jimmy carter and reach 85. I stopped at the first truck stop. I’d had enough for today. It’s a pretty nasty pilot, but there’s a Cracker Barrel across the street. Please say a prayer for these two peoples families.

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PackRat's Comment
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Least Favorite City Status for me.

Turtle's Comment
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Same

Dan67's Comment
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I'm in ATL every week. All you can do is just go with the flow. Expect asshats cutting you off, and keep a safe following distance. Safety is the key. It as taken me 4 hours before to get from the south end I-85 by Fairburn, GA around I-285, up To northern end of I-85.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

C T.'s Comment
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The pilot in braselton is top 3 worst pilots around. Bouldercrest might be worse. Its always packed no matter what time of the day it is. I'm local here now but when I was otr I didnt even waste my time with that place.

OTR:

Over The Road

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.

PJ's Comment
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I went through heading south at about 1100. Never saw so many emergency vehicles in one place. Gwinett Fire had their big command post setup. N/B was closed and there were cars spewed for about 2 miles south of Jimmy Carter. I live 2 hours from there. Horrible the crashes that go on in atlanta. I avoid it when possible, this week heading to Dallas so no such luck.

Sid V.'s Comment
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That is so sad.

I just went through atl last night at midnight and they had 285 on the west side all tore up under construction.

When I go through there everything gets shut off in the truck and off of cruise control until I get through. It's such a dangerous place.

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