Truck Stop Follies And Assorted Stupidity

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Navypoppop's Comment
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PackRat,

It looks like the landing gear is on the asphalt and the rear tires are against the curb. The trailer behind this one appears to have the landing gear on the concrete. Are my eyes failing me?

PackRat's Comment
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PackRat,

It looks like the landing gear is on the asphalt and the rear tires are against the curb. The trailer behind this one appears to have the landing gear on the concrete. Are my eyes failing me?

You are correct. The tandems are supposed to be slid to the rear prior to dropping any empty there. The asphalt didn't give way, so it did not sink. Just a mystery to me why it would get dropped (literally) like it was sitting.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Dennis L's Comment
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Plus the trailer door is open backed into the trees.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Plus the trailer door is open backed into the trees.

Sure IS/ARE !! What the What ?!?!?! Almost looks like they're offloading at a little foot bridge, right there.

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Nevermind, haha! {{{oooops!}}}

Good EYE, Dennis !!!! You sure ARE 'pining' to go back to driving, with your eagle eyed self!!!

Best, y'all ~

~ Anne ~

Ryan B.'s Comment
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This happened earlier in the week in my home town of New Bern, NC, on the Trent River bridge. The driver survived, still in the hospital. The truck was not speeding, but thought to have been at or near the speed limit, which is 60 at this point, during heavy rain, tanker was empty.

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Driver is so very fortunate not to have gone over while above the water. Humbling.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Navypoppop's Comment
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Good morning PackRat,

I just saw on the GPS Tracker that you are about 90 miles from me in Winter Haven. Where are you going to or from? I haven't seen anyone I know come even close to here since I've been home. Maybe another meet is possible? Stay safe friend.

PackRat's Comment
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Good morning PackRat,

I just saw on the GPS Tracker that you are about 90 miles from me in Winter Haven. Where are you going to or from? I haven't seen anyone I know come even close to here since I've been home. Maybe another meet is possible? Stay safe friend.

I had a delivery yesterday in Ocala. Since then, I've had two preplanned loads that cancelled. As of now I am scheduled for a load out of Jacksonville later this morning. 113 miles deadhead north of Ocala.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Navypoppop's Comment
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PackRat,

I used to live in Ocala about 2 miles south of the Loves until we moved to Winter Haven. Just a thought about the meet and hope you have safe travels my friend. Maybe next time.

PackRat's Comment
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PackRat,

I used to live in Ocala about 2 miles south of the Loves until we moved to Winter Haven. Just a thought about the meet and hope you have safe travels my friend. Maybe next time.

You know I would enjoy that, too. I would prefer no more loads to or from Florida. I'm in some hole, mom and pop place now getting loaded. This one took me 20 minutes to get backed in. Another one built for box trucks.

"Buffers USA, Inc. at 10180 New Berlin Road, JAX, FL."

Navypoppop's Comment
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I'll be sure to let you know by text when we leave here in the spring. We'll be heading to Guntersville, Al. for the summer months. We're also going to Madison, Ms. in December to visit our son and either Arlington, Tx. or Lexington Park, Md. to visit our daughter for the holidays depending on if our son-in-law gets his promotion or not. Have a good one.

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