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Old 11-11-2005, 02:22 PM
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2 weeks 7000 miles I'm home

Last 2 weeks my part time truck driving job,avg right at 3500 miles a week. First week from Iowa to Salisbury Md from there to Elizabethtown Pa, back to Mason City Ia, to Lincoln Neb to get a new trailer. I'll admit going between Baltimore and DC was quite the experience, when I got to Salisbury what the #$%!%^^ am I doing here. After Elizabethtown running the Pa turnpike at night in the rain and mountians my hats off to the guys that run that regularly. Second week home 1 day ;;load to Greenville SC then to Laurinburg NC I didn't know 60 miles from Charlotte on 74 could take so long can't imagine a race weekend on that road,,load back to Mason City Ia, from there to Payton Ia to Piper City Il to Aroma PArk Il to Mount Hope Wis and home . Best part of that trip from Louisville KY to Ashville NC the scenary was great. Was thinking of the Columbus OH guys and how often you get stuck on I 270n and backed up traffic I sat at the I 70 turnoff to Indy for 20 minutes waiting to get out of town. It was a good eye waking experience granted had good weather, 2 weeks isn't enough time to get real feel of driving over the road. Something else I saw 40 Willys real steel coupe back of a trailer all stripped out I thought you lucky dog. But if my real job goes down perhaps something I might have to do. Monday back to my real job and somewhat greatful. Everyone take care

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Old 11-11-2005, 03:16 PM
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I kept hearing Willie singing "On the Road Again" while reading your post.

Gotta love the PA turnpike. 2 narrow lanes on the side of a mountain and NO shoulder.
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Zonk, I think you meant Asheville, NC which is next door to me. Yeah, someone has to live in this beautiful and pleasnatly backward place. Flatland truckers have lots of interesting braking experiences around here. Had I know, I could have had the coffe pot on.

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:05 PM
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i agree about the pa turnpike, 2 lanes narrow and best part is YOU GET TO PAY FOR IT
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i agree about the pa turnpike, 2 lanes narrow and best part is

YOU GET TO PAY FOR IT
Don't you mean OVER pay for it????

I-70 aint much better 'cept no tolls.
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Old 11-12-2005, 08:32 AM
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Flatland truckers have lots of interesting braking experiences around here.
Trees, who ever invented the "jake brake",, deserves something all the time didn't see one runaway truck runoff. Can't imagine running the mountains in the old days in a truck.
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