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Turtle's Comment
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Maybe next time we can grab that bite?

Pics or it didn't happen

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Haha, fair point, Turtle!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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The one at bottom right is the one I stay at. I’ve seen numerous spots open on weekdays all through the night, even at 2am.

The one on the left is small, and farther to the left is the old abandoned one that I bet in an emergency you could park at without being hassled.

The one at top says truck stop but I know nothing about it but it looks tiny.

Route 11 is a very nice drive. I go to Sheldon Springs VT every now and then and that’s my route.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Pretty sure the TA in Gary?

I drive a white Volvo (minus the flip flops). There's a picture of it in my TT profile.

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?

Bill M.'s Comment
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I want to thank everyone who responded to this thread with some useful information. 👌

This was my toughest assignment yet, in many levels . First, I had to drive into the great white north in an area I have never been to b4. Second: because it is very remote, facilities are few and far between and the ones you do find are very tiny. Third: because I came sown with some kind of cold, but not covid. I was running a high fever for two days. I had severe headaches, was getting dehydrated, and the joint and muscle pain was over the top. This is the first time I've been sick in any way for at least 15 years. That made it tough for me to concentrate on all of the 55, 45, 25, no you can do 35 mph that is so common on Vermont highways. Lol.

I will say this; truckers take head, Vermont sets the standard in cleanliness. Clean up your acts and we might see more facilities.

Finally, I found some very nice tucked away gems to park at if I'm ever up that way again. Very nice. Thanks again! Picture below shows a house that sits on a dead end road half in Canada, half in the US. At least thats what the receiver told me.

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DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Bill M.'s Comment
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Forgot to mention Roxie was nearly maxed out at just under 79600lbs. 😬

I want to thank everyone who responded to this thread with some useful information. 👌

This was my toughest assignment yet, in many levels . First, I had to drive into the great white north in an area I have never been to b4. Second: because it is very remote, facilities are few and far between and the ones you do find are very tiny. Third: because I came sown with some kind of cold, but not covid. I was running a high fever for two days. I had severe headaches, was getting dehydrated, and the joint and muscle pain was over the top. This is the first time I've been sick in any way for at least 15 years. That made it tough for me to concentrate on all of the 55, 45, 25, no you can do 35 mph that is so common on Vermont highways. Lol.

I will say this; truckers take head, Vermont sets the standard in cleanliness. Clean up your acts and we might see more facilities.

Finally, I found some very nice tucked away gems to park at if I'm ever up that way again. Very nice. Thanks again! Picture below shows a house that sits on a dead end road half in Canada, half in the US. At least thats what the receiver told me.

0121817001655858562.jpg

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Dennis L's Comment
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Way to go Bill!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Funny.

Now I find myself in the same situation. By the time I get loaded, I won’t have time to make Champlain. And if I don’t make Champlain, I won’t be able to get unloaded, get to my shipper , and then get to parking tomorrow. Lol

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.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Potsdam and Malone Walmarts both show no overnight parking in truckers path.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Potsdam and Malone Walmarts both show no overnight parking in truckers path.

Doesn't matter. I'm at these stores every week or two, and trucks are always parked. As mentioned, call ahead to be sure. The answer may change from one manager to the next.

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