Where Have You Stopped?

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Jessica A-M's Comment
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Besides the obvious work part of driving, for those that have driven distances I want to know where you've stopped to do something or take in scenery when you've had extra time or when you've been routed to a different terminal than home. Maybe it's even just a favorite truck stop to reset at.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I have a ton of spots I stop at to take a bike ride. Getting away from the road and cities is when you start seeing the real beauty. Check out my thread below about my adventures.

Papa G's Comment
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I have a ton of spots I stop at to take a bike ride. Getting away from the road and cities is when you start seeing the real beauty. Check out my thread below about my adventures.

Daniel, please tell me more about carrying a bicycle. I am a newbie just finishing up orientation with USX, and i was thinking it would be easy to mount a bike rack/hanger on yhe back of the cab. Where do you store your bike?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Dang it the link didn't go through. Here it is:

Bike Rides

Bud A.'s Comment
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Favorite truck stop so far is the Iowa 80 in Walcott, IA. Not a fan of the band, but thought it was interesting to see this:

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I have taken a cab a couple of times when doing a 34 too, including to downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, and downtown Lubbock (home of Buddy Holly). People who think these places don't sound too exciting just haven't been there with me.

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Jessica A-M's Comment
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Cool car pics!

And, I love your adventure thread Daniel B.

Weatherman's Comment
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If you like old cars I strongly recommend a stop at Russell's Truck and Travel Center, exit 369 on I 40 near Glenrio, NM. I stop there every time I pass and when I have the chance to take my 10 hr break its incredible just to see the sunrise or sunset. To me its just amazing to witness the beauty this country has to offer just riding along.

David L.'s Comment
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If you like old cars I strongly recommend a stop at Russell's Truck and Travel Center, exit 369 on I 40 near Glenrio, NM. I stop there every time I pass and when I have the chance to take my 10 hr break its incredible just to see the sunrise or sunset. To me its just amazing to witness the beauty this country has to offer just riding along.

We enjoy Russell's, too. Iowa 80 is cool. I stopped there for an "emergency" fuel stop the other night. Too bad it was 2AM!! Found a nice little summit stop on the last CA run...they are still working on it but it's got a good view, a coffee shop, and short order kitchen. The Hopi truck stop is interesting and they have a real knife shop! Not the cheap junk. We like Loves on I40 in Amarillo...easy in and out and the Big Texan steakhouse is a short walk away...it has some truck parking, too. Can't leave out the state operated stops: Ohio has some great ones with showers. FL Turnpike stops are ok, too. We haven't gotten to play tourist very much as out team truck is often scheduled pretty tight. Traffic in Atlanta and Dallas cost us some good scheduled down time a few weeks ago! Some regular truck stops are interesting for the people watching!

Dutch's Comment
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Whiskey Pete's Casino in Primm, NV. south of Vegas is a cool stop. It is right next to the Flying J, so truck parking isn't an issue. You can see the Bonnie and Clyde death car there, as well as take a tram across I-15 to the shopping mall where you will find lots of high end shopping and a food court. Here is the Wiki link if you are interested in reading about it.

Whiskey Pete's-Wikipedia

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