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Old 02-12-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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Semi Trailer on Old Route 66 in AZ

We were day tripping thru Oatman on towards Kingman the other day on old Route 66. Once in the mountains south of Kingman, we came upon a northbound semi chugging it out hairpin turn after hairpin turn. He got to a place able to pull over and motioned us bye. We stopped and asked thru the window what he was doing on Old 66 ... he replied in broken English, " GPS ... no do this ever again". Guess he didn't read the no trailers over 40' sign. Once thru the mountains, we waited a bit out of concern ... he came chugging on thru 15 minutes later.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:05 AM   #2
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Oops! That could have gotten pretty scary
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:39 AM   #3
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We see this all the time. We live on a little one lane country road. It’s clearly marked no tractor trailers, turn around, last chance but it doesn’t matter. It’s steep hill and hair pin curves that’s hard to get pickup around. They get stuck because there isn’t enough room to get a truck around and then here comes a wrecker to get them out. Can’t you read! It’s funny. Bet they don’t try but once.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:52 AM   #4
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After finding13" of snow on top of ice on Wolfe Creek Pass in June one year I became a big fan of interstate highways.
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Old 02-13-2018, 01:32 PM   #5
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The trucking industry wants another 260,000 trucks on the road!! That is insane! There are too many trucks on the road now. Coming down I-5 in California with 2 lanes, you have to stay in passing lane most of the time. Also the rest stops are overflowing with truckers and are parked on the off ramp and exit because there isn't room for them. More trucks will make it more dangerous and convenient for travel all over the country. This request should be denied and put a limit to the number even it slows delivery time.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:12 PM   #6
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Trucks carry almost every thing we use. I sat in a Cracker Barrel restaurant for a half hour last Monday and counted Fed Ex trucks on I81 there was 26. So what trucks do we wont to get off the road? Not the ones that carry the goods I need.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:16 PM   #7
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They are not asking for more trucks, what they are saying is there is a driver shortage and they will need that many more drivers.


The trucking industry does not need to or have to to ask anyone if they can add more tucks to their fleets. You have to remember everything you buy was delivered by a truck. So fewer trucks less deliveries leading to shortages at the stores.


Then everyone will be complaining about that.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:04 PM   #8
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Just wait until the driverless trucks hit the road.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:07 PM   #9
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Yikes I didn't think about that.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:09 PM   #10
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Just wait until the driverless trucks hit the road.
Canít wait. Iíve been driving for over 50 years without a wreck but Iím sure they will be a lot safer.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:13 PM   #11
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