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Dennis L's Comment
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Stopped now to switch drivers at Brush, CO. It is 13:47 CDT.

Time to go to work.

George B.'s Comment
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Love both Grimway and Bolthouse. Luckily I always picked up full load w them. Never had to return to adjust load. Now egg loads from Pine Bluff Ar to Laredo. Drive 40 miles to scale only to return to have load adjusted. Joy joy joy!

Dennis L's Comment
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It was fortuitous today that Robert got a late start because Vail pass had the chain law invoked earlier. By the time he got there it was open.

I’m getting ready to take over in a few minutes

Dennis L's Comment
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I started driving at 14:25 CDT. Stopped at 20:08 CDT for fuel and break at Henderson, NE.

Driven 339 miles so far in 5h 43m. Have 3-4 hours to go.

Saw a flock of wild turkeys in a field at 7:30pm CDT.

Another windy drive with 25-33 mph crosswinds.

Dennis L's Comment
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04/24/22 wrap

I stopped at 23:19 CDT in a rest area near Avoca, IA on I-80E for driver switch, whenever Robert gets up. This is a parking only rest area.

I drove 496 miles today in 8h 22m drive line time for avg speed of 59.26 mph.

Still have about 1,425 miles to go for Monday and early Tuesday. Our appointment is 05:00 EDT Tuesday morning. May need an ETA update as we get closer and see how we are doing to arrive early within an hour ahead of appointment time.

There is a technical issue with the DEF pump plugging up or another bad sensor. The DEF level gauge doesn’t change with time as it should. Then suddenly it will drop and the check engine light goes out. Something else to get fixed.

Robert T.'s Comment
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Thank you for your diary. I have really enjoyed it. I just checked in at the Campus Inn to start my journey with prime.

Dennis L's Comment
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Thank you Robert T. Good luck with your journey with Prime.

Dennis L's Comment
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04/25/22

I laid down on top bunk from midnight.

Robert got up at 01:03 CDT. I moved to bottom bunk.

Robert started driving at 01:32 CDT.

Time to sleep.

Dennis L's Comment
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Robert just arrived to our fuel stop in Angola, IN on US20E at 11:27 CDT. We will switch out here for my shift. Will have about 811 miles to go.

Dennis L's Comment
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I’ve been driving since 12:00 CDT in Indiana.

I stopped at 16:45 CDT in PA for 30 minutes break.

281 miles so far in 4H 45m for avg speed of 59.1 mph. My pace will decrease as proceed into PA mountains ahead.

Still have 523 miles to go. I’m going to try running 10 hours today. Will wake Robert soon as I stop so he can take over for the final push to our customer.

It appears that our customer may be on a military base, which will be a first for me.

The instructions require two forms of ID and no felonies allowed. Says that TWIC not required for military bases.

We both have TWICs, plus I have my Passport.

We drove through Amish country in Indiana today. Saw a farm that had a group of large draft horses corralled by the highway. Also a buggy sales store.

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My step-son-in-law met Sarah Huckabee Sanders today. Our potential future governor of Arkansas.

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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