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Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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I know I'm new to trucking but it surprises me the number of drivers who don't explore the area around the truck stops.

Below are several pictures of a park that is a five minute walk from our truckstop.

Guess how many other drivers are here with me?

We are 10 miles from Dealy Plaza. I would go but I don't want to spend $20 for an Uber each way. If I were solo and earning money I would go.

Just my thoughts.

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Turtle's Comment
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Nice. Little adventures like that are what I miss the most about OTR. It's a shame that most drivers don't take advantage of what little free time they have to go visit the world around them. There's so much to see.

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.

40 Days's Comment
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Completely agree guys so many adventures to be had. Don't waste away in your truck. Flatbed isn't the only thing that kept Turtle in shape I shook his hand once that guy is in shape.

Deb R.'s Comment
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It might be nice to have a bicycle for exploring.

40 Days's Comment
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Get a foldable bike and strap it to catwalk didn't think of that. I have a foldable shopping cart thanks to mom behind my fridge. Helps when hauling groceries more than half mile. Especially drinks I want cheap gallon tea from dollar general but until that cart they were deemed unnecessary.

It just became that sailboat gift with the Tupperware rigo was selling on Nepolion Dynamite. (I want that) Whispered shhh.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Right next to Pilot in Tumwater Washington

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Freightdog (Shaun)'s Comment
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This greenway is directly behind the Pilot in Youngstown, OH (I-80, Exit 223). I'm doing a 34 hour reset here this weekend and took a nice 2+ hour, 6 mile walk today. The fresh air and exercise felt great!

Freightdog (Shaun)'s Comment
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This greenway is directly behind the Pilot in Youngstown, OH (I-80, Exit 223). I'm doing a 34 hour reset here this weekend and took a nice 2+ hour, 6 mile walk today. The fresh air and exercise felt great!

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Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Loves Interstate 10 Exit 162 AZ

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Adirondack chairs in the seating areas.

Interstate:

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

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
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Navajo Shadehouse Museum; Burger King Kayenta, AZ US 163

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