Get Off The Truck

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Rob D.'s Comment
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Did the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame about a month ago while near Cleveland. As a child of the 80's I'm still angry Pat Benetar was not voted in again this year. See if you can match these items with their owners...

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Splash

Run DMC

Madonna

Prince

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Who the blank is "Splash"?

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Who the blank is "Splash"?

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Well done! But... Not Madonna's outfit. Even though the others represent the 80's, I threw a Katy Perry curveball in there!

PackRat's Comment
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Hopefully, you got some pictures of some memorabilia from some real rockers?

Stones, The Who, Clapton, Jeff Beck....

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Who the blank is "Splash"?

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That was his 'pundit' for SLASH... methinks!

IKR? What the heck with a Katy Perry in there ?!?!?? SMH. Wasn't 'pointy' enough to be Madonna, haha! I was thinking maybe Joan Jett on a 'female' moment day myself, LoL !!

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Rob D.'s Comment
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Atlanta October 2020 edition.

I might call this installment “Booted off the truck” because as some of you who follow my other threads know, I am broke down in Atlanta for the weekend. And I’m NOT going to sit in the hotel room all weekend twiddling my thumbs. So, I decided to play tourist for the weekend.

Saturday, I pretty much explored downtown Atlanta area. I had planned to get a two-day bus pass, but I couldn’t figure out the bus system on the Internet. So, I took an Uber to get downtown. But my Uber driver told me that there is actually a separate bus system for the western part of Atlanta. Cobb County Transportation. So, when I got downtown, I went to the MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) station, where the attendant told me that a “Breeze” card would work for both systems and just loading cash on the card would be better than buying separate two-day passes for both systems. So, I’ve got me a Breeze card now that I used to get back and forth to my adventures.

After getting my transit pass situation cleared out, I explored downtown Atlanta. They have State Farm Arena, where they play basketball and other sports. They actually had it set up for early voting when I was there. Next door to that are the CNN studios. You can take tours, but I had no interest. Across the street from there is the Centennial Olympic Park from the 1996 Olympics. Remember Richard Jewell? The park was completely closed because of COVID. They also have the World of Coca-Cola, because Atlanta is the Coca-Cola world headquarters. And the Georgia Aquarium. I did not go into any of these because I just spent the day checking out historic buildings downtown. Below of some highlights of the historic buildings. The gold domed building is the Georgia Capitol which has a statute of John Brown Gordon on the Northwest corner (surprised its still there) and Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Northeast corner. As I was walking around the building trying to figure out if there were any entrances through the barricades a group of black women on motorcycles, complete with a police escort, came rolling up. I’ve posted some of those picture below. No real great eats today because most of the good restaurants are closed because of COVID. All in a pretty good day. I took the MARTA Blue Line to the Holmes Station then caught the CCT 30 to Six Flag across from the hotel. Pretty quick for the most part and $2.50 is a lot cheaper than the $16 Uber ride in the morning.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob D.'s Comment
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Atlanta Edition 2020 continued

Sunday, I went to the Atlanta History Center, which was further away and required more public transit logistics, but nothing more difficult than trip planning. Essentially, you take the Blue line to Five Points, which is the central hub of the system, then the Red line north to Buckhead. Buckhead is the high rent district. It’s like Rodeo drive: Christian Dior, and many other expensive shops. Porsches, BMW, Mercedes, etcs. Below is the Lamborghini Diablo SE30. Number 77 of 150 made in 1994.

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The Atlanta History Center is just west of the central Buckhead area. It’s about a 1.5 mile walk from the Buckhead station or you can take the 110 bus. I actually walked to breakfast at the “Flying Biscuit Café” where I had the special: Harvest Hash. Turkey pot roast (tasted just like you would imagine) spicy collard greens, bacon, all over potatoes with two eggs and cheddar cheese melted on top. Very good. Then after breakfast, I walked to the Atlanta History Center.

The Atlanta History Center has a main museum with some decent exhibits about the history of Atlanta, the Civil War, and Bobby Jones. The Civil War gallery doesn’t have much more than what I’ve seen before, except a really great display of rifles and munitions. The Atlanta History Center also has the “Swan House” which was a house built by the Inman family in 1928. The Inman family did not call it the Swan House, rather it was named the Swan House by the historical society after they acquired it. There are many swans built into the architecture. The Swan house was on 28 acres. The Atlanta History Center actually relocated to the site after they acquired the house and grounds. There are several paths and gardens on the site. Admission is $24. Veterans, plus one, get in free. They have a café and coffee bar there with charging spots in the seating area. The highlights of the pictures are below.

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The entire photo album:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nsfdZkWcXNYQfiWFA

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Great description and pictures!thank-you.gif

Optical's Comment
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Looking through these is awesome.

One of the things I'm super into is scenery photography, and I do plan on picking up a fairly professional camera(looking at the Canon Rebel series right now), and would love to be able to snap some good scenery photos while out on the road when I get there. I already have a lifetime license for a photo enhancing program(not photoshop, it's called Aurora HDR. Will definitely be sharing some when I get them.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Looking through these is awesome.

One of the things I'm super into is scenery photography, and I do plan on picking up a fairly professional camera(looking at the Canon Rebel series right now), and would love to be able to snap some good scenery photos while out on the road when I get there. I already have a lifetime license for a photo enhancing program(not photoshop, it's called Aurora HDR. Will definitely be sharing some when I get them.

I shoot my Youtube vids with a Canon T7i. And love it. I use free GIMP for still and Adobe Premiere Pro for videos.

I have a Rode shotgun mic.but need to get a better one.

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