Things That Make You Go WOW!

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Pat M.'s Comment
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So I have been all over the country in another life and not much makes me go wow, but I have not seen it all yet. Today was my first trip through Moab and all I can say is WOW!

This is the reason I am on the road, things to add to the bucket list.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I go through there all the time. You just missed the busy season there by about a month or so. Jeeps EVERYWHERE. They do a lot of off roading there. Desert safaris and tours leave out just about every hour. During the busy season there are Jeeps by the thousands. If you were going south through town there is a little truck stop on the left with a huge dirt parking lot where we spent the night.

The further south you go you start running through the tribal lands and it always makes me sad to see the conditions they are living in there.

On a brighter note the land and rock formations and mountains are truly awesome to look at. It's a stark beauty that is not matched easily by anywhere else.

MSDonna's Comment
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Thanks for sharing this. Is it dangerous to truck through there? Are there any places you go where you keep your head down? Just curious. I would rather you tell me than find out on my own. Thanks. MSDonna

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Thanks for sharing this. Is it dangerous to truck through there? Are there any places you go where you keep your head down? Just curious. I would rather you tell me than find out on my own. Thanks. MSDonna

Nah its perfectly safe as long as you don't run around naked with a sign around your neck saying "Please Murder Me". Even then the locals might think you were from NY times square and send ya back home.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Thanks for sharing this. Is it dangerous to truck through there? Are there any places you go where you keep your head down? Just curious. I would rather you tell me than find out on my own. Thanks. MSDonna

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Nah its perfectly safe as long as you don't run around naked with a sign around your neck saying "Please Murder Me". Even then the locals might think you were from NY times square and send ya back home.

It's safer than Detroit or Chicago. The locals may even give you a long sleeve jacket to wear that ties in the back if you were to do that.

It's all about being aware of your surroundings. My boy is with me on this trip and I proved that point to him. Scared the crap out of him all because he was not paying attention to his surroundings. I walked completely around the truck after walking past him while he was standing beside it looking at his phone.

He learned something about that.

DOUBLE TROUBLE's Comment
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I drive this region all the time. LOVE IT!

David's Comment
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The locals may even give you a long sleeve jacket to wear that ties in the back if you were to do that.

OH! A hug myself jacket? I love those. =)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
DOUBLE TROUBLE's Comment
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Got to Love my OFFICE with a View! Lower Utah. This is east of Hurricane, Utah. mountains from truck window in hurricane utah

San Diego Port... loaded trucks at san diego port

Lake Powell, Az view from the dam in lake powell AZ

Kingman, Az

storm brewing at a truckstop in kingman AZ

Robert P.'s Comment
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Love the views out west, but sad to say after 12 years OTR and the last 8 LTL , I have never been out west. Love the photos and the stories, even a rookie has something to tell. Keep posting.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

David's Comment
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Kingman, Az

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Looks like a nasty storm coming in.

I've always enjoyed the lower half of Utah. Its nice and reminds me of the old west.

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