Pack-Rat, Where Are Ya Heading?

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Wild-Bill's Comment
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Looks like you’re at the I-80 truck stop. I’m heading through Davenport in the morning on the way to Muscatine. And chance we’ll cross paths?

PackRat's Comment
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I delivered in Davenport earlier. Right now, I'm waiting (3 hours so far...) to get serviced here by the shop. After that's complete, I go back to the same place in Davenport (Nestle) for the next trailer load. Final delivery on that trip is Monday at 0900 at a Dollar General DC in Zanesville, OH10.

I hope to get back into Davenport around 0300 tomorrow. That place is a zoo with road construction right now. I want to get in and out while everyone is still in bed.

Wild-Bill's Comment
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Sounds like we’ll miss each other. I’m leaving Peoria around 5. Thanks for the warning on construction. Seems like every city and town in America is torn up right now.

PackRat's Comment
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The Interstate is okay. The construction chaos is all downtown, side streets. I had to detour about 7 miles earlier for a Closed Road Ahead.

I will be stopping in LeRoy, IL on I-70 at the Love's for fuel.

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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I gave up on the oil change here today.

I checked in and was told at least 3 hours. After 4 hours, I called and was told at least 3 more hours.

Uh.....NO. I need sleep sometimes, too.

My loss not getting to meet up with you, Wild Bill!

PackRat's Comment
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Heading nowhere fast this morning.

Still sitting at Nestle in Davenport. This load was supposed to be ready last night at 2245. I'm in the dock, waiting on the first shift to show up at 0700 to actually begin loading.

Turtle's Comment
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That would drive me nuts

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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One advantage about day cabs is dropping your truck off for service at the end of the day coming back the next day and finding it parked up front ready to go. Or if its not ready jumping into another one and getting on the road.

You should try it once ;)

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

PackRat's Comment
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One advantage about day cabs is dropping your truck off for service at the end of the day coming back the next day and finding it parked up front ready to go. Or if its not ready jumping into another one and getting on the road.

You should try it once ;)

Where would I put the TV, two refrigerators, the microwave, three weeks worth of clothes, the month's supply of food, etc.?

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

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