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Re: On the road
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2018, 11:32:12 PM »
Got back on the road on the 15 of nov.  Flew me to vancouver BC to pic up a left behind truck and trailer. Back to winnipeg MB . To night i am in Cheyenne WY.  Got a conveyor to drop 30 min out on the 80 at a gravel pit.
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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2018, 12:06:11 PM »
I have got to question my intelligence level!! Got to.... cause i get the itch when i read rj's post. Get the itch to sit alone in a restaurant to eat my truckstop meal, and haul my bag into a truckstop so i can shower in yet another unknown place, and sleep in a 40 below truckstop so i can breathe diesel exhaust all night. Yeah, goodtimes eh?? But, boy I'd like to be on the road. Enjoy it for me please. New scenery every mile along the way, new faces and people each mile of the highway as well as each stop you make, new accents, distinct traditions and methods, it's the most fantastic school room you'll ever know. Ah well.
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Re: On the road
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2018, 12:48:04 PM »


Sometimes I miss it too, everyday was a new adventure! 
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

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Re: On the road
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2018, 01:04:31 PM »
You're definitely not in Delaware with a sign like that.
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Re: On the road
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2018, 04:43:36 PM »
What's the highest elevation in Delaware ?5o feet ? Lol
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Re: On the road
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2018, 04:49:58 PM »
448 ft up by the PA line, but has the lowest average of all 50 states
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Re: On the road
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2018, 04:52:40 PM »
I knew it's not much. It's more than that from here to town !
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Re: On the road
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2018, 05:24:52 PM »
Got my class A an hour ago.  Only took 2yrs of trying.
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Re: On the road
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2018, 05:41:10 PM »
Congratulations Mike!

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Re: On the road
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2018, 06:20:08 PM »
Yes,  congratulations!

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« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2018, 06:22:27 PM »
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Got my class A an hour ago.  Only took 2yrs of trying.


I heard that, 10-4 Driver! Keep the shiny side up, and the dirty side down, good buddy, catch you on the flip flop, we gone! (Big radio CB talk)
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

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Re: On the road
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2018, 12:11:03 AM »
Dead head from Cheyenne WY to Missula MT yesterday. Picked up composite board for a furniture manufactor in winnipeg MB.
Mayed it to Beach ND.
A litle bit of snow tonight here but good during the day. 
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Re: On the road
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2018, 01:24:23 AM »
Thanks guys.  

Ive been moving my own equipment one nickel at a time for years.  I love deadheading for a load, it costs me half as much in fuel as running loaded!  990 miles one way will eat some diesel. 
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Re: On the road
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2018, 10:05:00 AM »
   I only drove as a company driver for Schneider for about 6 months. Drove vans and never flatbeds. They were a very good company to drive for and did everything they promised. Had a partner first 3 months or so then drove solo. I found when partnering I never got enough rest as I'd be laying in the bunk bouncing down the road back and forth between east and west coast at 3:00 am wondering if my partner was awake enough to drive or if he was going to fall asleep and wreck and kill us both. To his credit he would pull over if not safe to drive. When driving single when I stopped I got a good nights rest and I always pushed my dispatcher to keep me moving and making money or to be stopped at my home and they did pretty good to accommodate my request as it was good for them too. I was never one to wait at a truck stop to deliver tomorrow. Get it unloaded to day and go home or moving my next load. My best load was a load of dryer sheets that weighed about 2,000 for a full van load.

   I enjoyed meeting folks and seeing the country and have no regret at all for the time spent. It sure gave me a better appreciation for the work our drivers perform to get us the goods and supplies we need and want. I am certainly more tolerant and push me friends to be so when they get behind a big truck struggling to make a grade or make a hard buttonhook turn at an intersection.

  There was a lot of camaraderie out there whether someone talking you awake in those early morning hours or helping you find a delivery destination when missing your appointment would mean going to the bottom of the line and waiting 6-8 more hours to unload. Simple things like helping you slide the trailer to adjust the length at the scale could save you climbing in and out of the cab 3-4 times.

  If nothing else the experience sure helped me learn to back my boat trailer and sawmill into a tight spot a lot better than before. My best to all you guys who continue this life style. May you avoid ever having to do any blind side backing and may there always be an empty parking spot at the rest area for you right in front showers and rest rooms.
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Re: On the road
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:17 AM »
I think the worst part is the guys that come off a ramp onto the highway. Their are very few that will speed up and merge properly.  Other is the slow passing guy looking at your load. I will put my signal light on to get them to get by.
Then the guy that has miles of open road ahead and behind on a 4 line, will pass and then cut infront less then 2 seconds between you and their rear bumper. 

Howard i hear what your saying about a codriver.  
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Re: On the road
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2018, 12:20:48 PM »
On my way to saltlake city. 
Stoped for a reset at the Flying J west of Bismark. Had Breakfast. I call it a pancake sunday.

 
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Re: On the road
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2018, 02:34:34 PM »
rj, I see you posted the pancake Sunday about 2 hours ago,  wondering if you have had a heart attack yet. That looks like one on your plate! Bet it tastes good tho. 

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Re: On the road
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2018, 04:13:42 PM »
I am in my bunk sleeping it off. :laugh: :D
It was good but should have had half as much..
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Re: On the road
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2019, 12:21:51 AM »
Hauling lumber to menards DC. in WI north of chicago.  Staying ahead of the snow. Drop my load and exchange trailers with another driver and take his load to IL.
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Re: On the road
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2019, 12:07:48 PM »
Heading my way, eh?
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