California Dreamin'?

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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I drove 62 mostly in Cali, CHP officer said they will not usually bother you at that.But over it, maybe, hell most drive 65+ in Cali, I didn't.

3 lane sections are center lanes for passing, then back into right lane. 1 of my classmates got stopped riding in center lane of 3 lane part of I-15...He got lectured by CHP officer, who did pull him over for it lol

It seemed to have gotten to the point, most places, you rarely saw any CHP around. I joked, "What?? The CHP on hiatus, not working the roads now?

Davy A.'s Comment
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I definitely don't recommend my choices to anyone else. I'd say usually 63 to 65. Although I'm slow in mountains and curves.

TCB's Comment
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As mentioned by others, the 55 speed limit can be a big factor in Cali if you are an O/O or you are not governed by your company, and are used to driving 80mph in other states. You could potentially lose out on 200 miles per day. I usually do 57 or 58 in California, and am not bothered by law enforcement or my company. The traffic is horrendous from the coastal cities until 50-80 miles inland. Driving 80 miles to get out of the cities could take 3-4 hours. Generally speaking, there are not many legitimate spots to park from the coast until 50 or more miles inland. If you have a route that parallels the coast, such as the 101, you might not find legitimate parking for more than 150 miles. Some do park on the side of the streets, but are risking a ticket. As mentioned here, if you have a morning delivery into the city, you might have to park 100 miles away the night before. There are no Truck stops in OC, and only about three in SD. Scaling a load there can be another problem. Do to lack of truck stops, you might have to find a tight scrap yard to scale, which might take you 10 miles off route down side streets. Most of them are only opened during business hours and only take cash. I hear that PackRat is looking for a local LA gig.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I am just asking for future consideration, but for anyone based out of California or is there all the time, what is the industry there like for a driver? Pro's, con's, particular regulations pertaining to, etc, for Cali?

Are you still thinking about leaving? We can not. Just wondering~?!? I'm more obsessed that my other half, LoL!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: nothing decided here, either.

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