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  1. Just wondering were this place actually is .My wife and i will be going to Clevaland soon and would like to stop and check it out on the way back home...

    thanks GreenGiant2

    I don't remember the exit number, but it's east of Erie-almost to the N.Y. line. You can see lake Erie behind that truckstop, the Kwik-Fil and a Macdonalds is across the street from it. It might be the first exit in Pa. after you come off the thruway. Or if you're on the way back, the last one in Pa. It's on the north side of the interstate.


  2. HOW??

    How could you possibly eat that thing?

    It looks like three or four double cheeseburgers all piled on top of each other.

    Nice to hear about a good old fashioned truck stop. The big chain restaurants

    just aren't that good.

    Paul VS

    one for today, one tomorrow, one the next day... :lol:


  3. I know exactly where that truckstop is-you can see Lake Erie from there. I've stopped at the Kwik-Fill across the screet many times. Last time I stopped I got 2 sloppy joes, and they weren't very good-not like they used to be. Looked like the store was open over at the new/old truckstop, but I didn't know they had a restaurant too. Now i'll be hoping for an Orchard Park load so I can check it out...I'll have to go with the smaller burger though. Or just git one of the bigguns and eat leftovers for a while. That IS a fine lookin' sammich!


  4. STILL SNOWING HERE!!

    MAYBE "SNOW PEAS" WERE INVENTED HERE.

    PVS

    go ahead and plant some green peas, people plant them in February here. I never had any luck with peas, because I never got them planted early enough. Then after you pick 'em, shell 'em, and freeze 'em you can pull them up and plant something else where they were. I went to Orchard Park Monday and saw snow still laying around.


  5. i didn,t shut my chain box a couple of yrs ago, i lost 4 or 5 chains boomers and hyd jack, boy was i p,od, the box was on the right side of the truck, so when i put together this truck i put the box,s on the left side so i can see them out of my mirrors :mack1:

    somebody hollered on the radio "step deck, your sidebox is open". I wasn't even pulling a stepdeck, but you know how you always look anyway. Both sidebox doors were closed, but those doors on the trailer box were swinging wide open.


  6. You just keep getting handier with that camera.

    Good pictures!

    I hate losing stuff out of a toolbox, or whatever,

    like that. Probably not worth much to anybody who

    doesn't know what it is. But it takes a long time to

    gather up the stuff like that, that you need every day

    to make your living. And it very well could have been

    someone nosing into the box. You might want to keep

    a family of skunks in there for a while. Or a nice big

    rattlesnake or something along that line!

    Ah well - send in your request for some bailout money.

    The check should follow soon.

    PVS

    the good thing about it was I was in the right lane-on the capital beltwat Friday evening-if i'd have been over in the second or third lane there might have been a 40 car pile-up,and i'd probably be in the slammer sure enough! The box is on the right side and everything landed on the shoulder.


  7. YEAH WHAT CAN I SAY??? I TOLD U BEFORE ITS GONNA TAKE ALOT TO OFFEND ME!! LOL

    prob'ly wouldn't take me long-but i'm not like that. I'd never say "you oughta be in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant, getting yer ol' man a beer and a sammich".

    BAREFOOT N ITN THE KITCHEN IS COOL!!! BUT PREGGERS NO WAY AND THE BEER IS FOR ME...... AND WHO EVER THE POOR SOB IS WHO GET STUCK WITH ME CAN ASK NICELY OR MAKE HIS OWN DAMN SAMMICH!!!!!! LOL AND I MEANT TO ASK U THIS BEFORE DOES THAT IRISH SPRING TRICK ACTUALLY WORK FOR MICE??????

    my very first question on this site was about mice, after I saw their leftover "evidence" in the truck. Several different people suggested the irish spring, so I tried it and saw no more signs of them until recently. I just took a bar of it and whittled of little shavings of it all over the inside of the truck with my pocket knife.

    AHHHH VERY NICE

    yes,I am.none of that stuff everybody says about me is true :rolleyes:


  8. YEAH WHAT CAN I SAY??? I TOLD U BEFORE ITS GONNA TAKE ALOT TO OFFEND ME!! LOL

    prob'ly wouldn't take me long-but i'm not like that. I'd never say "you oughta be in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant, getting yer ol' man a beer and a sammich".

    BAREFOOT N ITN THE KITCHEN IS COOL!!! BUT PREGGERS NO WAY AND THE BEER IS FOR ME...... AND WHO EVER THE POOR SOB IS WHO GET STUCK WITH ME CAN ASK NICELY OR MAKE HIS OWN DAMN SAMMICH!!!!!! LOL AND I MEANT TO ASK U THIS BEFORE DOES THAT IRISH SPRING TRICK ACTUALLY WORK FOR MICE??????

    my very first question on this site was about mice, after I saw their leftover "evidence" in the truck. Several different people suggested the irish spring, so I tried it and saw no more signs of them until recently. I just took a bar of it and whittled off little shavings of it all over the inside of the truck with my pocket knife.


  9. Hi Daddyslilgurl, welcome back!..glad they let you out again.no telling how many words of wisdom from Rob you've missed here.

    good thing not a lot's been going on :rolleyes: , or everything would've gone up in flames <_<

    I saw where mouses have been in the mixer again, chewed up part of a roll of paper towels. Time to put more Irish Spring in there. That's one of my biggest fears, that they'll gnaw on the wiring and something will short out and catch fire. :(

    yeah its kinda freaky but makes for one hell of a story

    hey, if you're into freaky stuff and bondage, that's your business-nobody's gonna judge you for it here...or were you talking about the fire?...never mind :rolleyes:

    hahahahahaha :P u guys crack me up!!!!!

    I'm just glad you've got a good sense of humor :D


  10. Looks like we've all been slacking off on the blogs a little.

    Must not be anything too awfully interesting going on.

    It's good that you are keeping at least somewhat busy.

    We're still struggling a little, although it does look somewhat

    promising for some future work.

    Other than the fact that they are tough to back up - if not impossible,

    why don't we see more long straight trucks with full trailers in the East?

    Is it a throw-back to the old East coast length laws?

    I used to get myself all crossed up trying to back up hay wagons as a kid.

    And I never did figure it out.

    Imagine what I could do with one of those truck and trailer combos!!

    Why I bet I could close down entire neighborhoods.

    PVS

    A hay wagon will cross anyone up. Hard to back up because the tongue makes an extra pivot point. We'd usually hook the tongue on the front of the tractor to back them in the barn or shed, that made it a little easier.


  11. Hi Daddyslilgurl, welcome back!..glad they let you out again.no telling how many words of wisdom from Rob you've missed here.

    good thing not a lot's been going on :rolleyes: , or everything would've gone up in flames <_<

    I saw where mouses have been in the mixer again, chewed up part of a roll of paper towels. Time to put more Irish Spring in there. That's one of my biggest fears, that they'll gnaw on the wiring and something will short out and catch fire. :(

    yeah its kinda freaky but makes for one hell of a story

    hey, if you're into freaky stuff and bondage, that's your business-nobody's gonna judge you for it here...or were you talking about the fire?...never mind :rolleyes:


  12. Hi Daddyslilgurl, welcome back!..glad they let you out again.no telling how many words of wisdom from Rob you've missed here.

    good thing not a lot's been going on :rolleyes: , or everything would've gone up in flames <_<

    I saw where mouses have been in the mixer again, chewed up part of a roll of paper towels. Time to put more Irish Spring in there. That's one of my biggest fears, that they'll gnaw on the wiring and something will short out and catch fire. :(


  13. you are lucky you didn,t get snowed in somewhere this time of yr, Thats quite a ride for this time of yr, i couldn,t run like that no more, i am glad you can tho :mack1:

    I was indeed lucky on the weather. Except for that stretch across Wyoming and part of Montana that is, but the weather was unseasonably warm out west last week.


  14. In my mind - the best trucking is still a long haul.

    Especially to places you haven't seen before.

    But as I've gotten older - the work has to be on my terms

    or I don't want to do it.

    The equipment has to be really good.

    If the weather's bad - I'd like the option of parking the truck

    for a little while.

    If I feel like a motel room once in a while - I'm doing it.

    If there's something wrong with the truck - I want it fixed,

    right now.

    That might be asking too much, but still would be really good.

    I guess it's easy to see why nobody wants me as a truck driver.

    The changes over the years in "workable hours" probably have had

    a good effect on the morale of the drivers. I haven't tried it in a long time.

    When I did the long hauls - it was just a day after day test of a driver's

    endurance. Usually done with underpowered and poorly maintained

    equipment. (The fuel crisis of the mid-70's was the root of the small

    engine syndrome for many freight companies)

    Dispatchers, some of whom weren't really sure what a truck actually

    looked like, would give you orders that were literally impossible.

    But, being young and naive, you were always willing to try.

    When you couldn't make it - it was always your fault.

    And you were dead tired, usually sick, dirty, scared and broke to boot,

    just because you tried to keep the schedule.

    When you did finally arrive - some simpleton on the loading dock

    wanted you to bribe him so your trailer could get unloaded - and

    you could leave to pick up your next load with an impossible schedule.

    Looking back - I guess that job really sucked!

    But - I'd do it all again - and for the same reasons.

    It's good to see the country and visit with people from everywhere.

    And travelling in a truck just seemed to make it better.

    I was even friendly with the DOT and scale house cops!

    Other driver's would actually get mad at me for that - but

    they were just doing their jobs. And I very rarely had any real

    trouble with anybody like that.

    Anyway - that's enough preaching for one Sunday morning.

    PVS

    That's another story- I went through 2 DOT checks, had my log book checked 4 times total on this trip, but I was surprised actually at how nice and friendly the officers were at the scales and ports of entries. Guess i'm just used to Va, Pa, and Ohio where they tend to treat you like a criminal for driving a truck.

    I like the 11 hours you can drive now and I like the 34 hr. reset rule, without it i'd have been a day later getting in. But I do not like the fact that from whenever you start you'd better be off the road in 14 hrs. If you stop to eat, rest, or take a couple hour nap to wait out rush hour somewhere it counts against your time for the day. :angry:


  15. I think more than one person here would agree

    that you are really lucky not to have seen any

    nasty weather around the mountains!

    Sounds like a great trip though.

    It's fun to go off like that now and again.

    And - it's fun to come home.

    yes, I would certainly like to do it again, I made pretty good money. Only if I do, I hope it's in summer.

    I'd never been to Wyoming, Idaho, or Washington before. The only states in the lower 48 I haven't been in now are North Dakota and Oregon.


  16. He caught an unexpected load to the left coast of this country after dropping a load south of me near St. Louis. I'm hoping he was able to secure a load for the return trip.

    As slow as it has been for you truckers out there, going out of your "normal" operating range is not out of line. A living still has to be earned. Even if you drive a Pete.

    Just hope there are ample repair facilities on his journey, otherwise, I might have to go get him. Being the nice guy that I am, I would do that.

    Rob

    Thanks Rob,that's very touching,but i'm out of the shop and back at home now. <_<


  17. Don't buy one with a Fiberglass handle. I always help the drivers that deliver to us, with their tarps and straps, etc. I always take the forklift and lift them onto the trailer. Just a way to help a fellow driver out.

    I don't have lumber tarps, so I ''armstrong'' 'em. Had to turn down a load of lumber a while back because I needed 6' drops. I carry 2 big tarps and 1 16x16 that works perfect on a 5 coil Handy load, use 1 big one and the small one on kyanite, had to use both big ones on the skidded coils because the load took most of the trailer.

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