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Bill M.'s Comment
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JuI've never parked at a walmart. I just spoke to the Malone, NY store manager - he said they stopped letting trucks park there because...you can probably guess. :-/

The Walmarts at Watertown, Potsdam, and Malone all allow trucks to park. Just keep it clean and they will continue to do so. The latter two are east of 81 on 11. There are also a few pull offs along 11 where you can park, but they are small and might already have a truck or two by the time you get there. Beyond that it's the RT. 11 truck stop when you get to I-87, which is also small. I wouldn't push it much further if your drive clock is at risk.

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Bill M.;

I've got no 'trip advice,' but . . . wishing you well on this one, good sir. Fun, eh?

Congrats, man! Rocking it hard, a few months in; awesome!

Kudos to the guys above, helping ya, too. 'We've' not been that far NE in . . (?!?) Sorry! ! ~ Anne & Tom ~

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ps: Love following this type stuff!! Let us know; be safe!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Davy A.'s Comment
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I break up trips into two segments routinely for tactical purposes. The trip I'm on now ends in Munster IN, it's close enough to the was zone known as Chicago that it would leave me out of hours there, with no safe parking and I can't overnight at the receiver.

I stopped at a hole in the wall truck stop bout 120 miles out. It means a long day tomorrow because the load after that has to deliver by noon on Monday.

So I have 120 miles left on this load, plus 45 miles to next shipper , 470 miles to Mondays reciever. For a total of 635. I'll drive 535 or so tomorrow and then just have an easy couple hours to the reciever on Monday. Then I look at where my 10 hour lands me for start times each day because I run til early am usually. (I shut down at 3 am today)

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Turtle's Comment
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JuI've never parked at a walmart. I just spoke to the Malone, NY store manager - he said they stopped letting trucks park there because...you can probably guess. :-/

Well that's a bummer. Unfortunately, some truckers are slobs and shoot themselves in their own feet when it comes to parking locations. They are their own worst enemy. Then you have drivers complaining about the lack of parking across this country. Duh

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I was just at Malone last week, and there were a few trucks parked there as always. BUT, it's always best to call ahead as you did. You don't want to receive that knock on the side of your truck in the middle of the night.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Hello Anne,

My FL keeps me moving.

I have to admit, this one has me a bit nervous. I've planned 1 dozen different approaches to getting in there; none of them let me get where I want to on the first day of driving to leave me the shortest time of travel to the consignee for an early morning live unload - not enough parking along the way. I need to drive no more than two hours in the morning to leave me enough time to live unload, drive 3 hours empty to the next customer and live load, then head to the midwest and get to safety again in the same day. I always Err on the side of caution, and there aren't enough safety nets in this neck of the woods. But, I'm looking forward to the learning experience - I love what I do, driving this truck.

I got home early on Friday. I'm thinking about leaving out later today and breaking this trip up into two short driving days and enjoying the scenery while I'm out there. I can overnight at the consignee the night b4 delivery. I think that's what I'm going to do, I think. I'll see how Roxie feels about it later today. ;-)

Ps. I've seen Mountain Matt out there twice now. We met about two months ago in Sturtevant, WI and last week I saw him pulling out of a TS when I was parking.

Bill M.;

I've got no 'trip advice,' but . . . wishing you well on this one, good sir. Fun, eh?

Congrats, man! Rocking it hard, a few months in; awesome!

Kudos to the guys above, helping ya, too. 'We've' not been that far NE in . . (?!?) Sorry! ! ~ Anne & Tom ~

good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif

ps: Love following this type stuff!! Let us know; be safe!

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bill M.'s Comment
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Yep, that's good planning. I was thinking about yesterday. Pretty sure that's what I'm doing today! I can overnight at the consignee , I just can't get there in one day, not enough hours.

I usually run early throughout the day and shut down early. I can deliver as early as 0600, so this stop is right up my alley!

Thanks for checking in with with some feedback!

I break up trips into two segments routinely for tactical purposes. The trip I'm on now ends in Munster IN, it's close enough to the was zone known as Chicago that it would leave me out of hours there, with no safe parking and I can't overnight at the receiver.

I stopped at a hole in the wall truck stop bout 120 miles out. It means a long day tomorrow because the load after that has to deliver by noon on Monday.

So I have 120 miles left on this load, plus 45 miles to next shipper , 470 miles to Mondays reciever. For a total of 635. I'll drive 535 or so tomorrow and then just have an easy couple hours to the reciever on Monday. Then I look at where my 10 hour lands me for start times each day because I run til early am usually. (I shut down at 3 am today)

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Yes, it's a bummer. They said there is an old Kmart just down the road on the same side. It looks massive from above but I can't tell if the entrances are blocked. Plus and Aldis that looks like it may have a spot or two for a truck. I'll call them to find out if I can park there.

Speaking of those kind of truck drivers; I was in a construction zone on rt 80 last week sitting with my truck turned off, I noticed a plastic bag fall to the ground from the driver-side door of the truck in front of me. You can guess what was in that. That's a nasty driver right there.

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JuI've never parked at a walmart. I just spoke to the Malone, NY store manager - he said they stopped letting trucks park there because...you can probably guess. :-/

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Well that's a bummer. Unfortunately, some truckers are slobs and shoot themselves in their own feet when it comes to parking locations. They are their own worst enemy. Then you have drivers complaining about the lack of parking across this country. Duh

confused.gif

I was just at Malone last week, and there were a few trucks parked there as always. BUT, it's always best to call ahead as you did. You don't want to receive that knock on the side of your truck in the middle of the night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Roxie RULES!

Well, if/when you ARE in Ohio, hit me up; we can give you some ideas on some 'hidey holes' for sure!

Thanks for stopping back and updating, man!

Best always,

~ Anne & Tom ~

Bill M.'s Comment
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Thanks Anne & Tom.

Will do. I travel through Ohio one way or another every week. I live in Western Pa, right of of rt 80.

Roxie RULES!

Well, if/when you ARE in Ohio, hit me up; we can give you some ideas on some 'hidey holes' for sure!

Thanks for stopping back and updating, man!

Best always,

~ Anne & Tom ~

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Bill,

I'll have to figure out what your truck looks like, as you've got good eyes on me, haha! Where did you see me this time?

Maybe next time we can grab that bite?

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