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Old 07-12-2011, 10:53 AM
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Definitely sounds like a slow roll, and I too love the heavy haulers, some neat stuff there but hope you enjoy some of the ride anyway!

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Today we finished crossing Arizona, had to go almost to Mexico to get around some low bridges, I met a Lady Ram owner while doing the detour, she also pilots oversized loads.
I gave her my business card & told her about this RamforumZ, she seemed interested. Time will tell

We did the detour & got back on Interstate 10, & as soon as we hit New Mexico, we had to do another detour back down to a road that runs along the border, it ended in El Paso Texas. I am now in a motel in a town just before El Paso, It is called ANTHONY TX.

Tomorrow we may get to the Big Springs/Colorado City area

This whole job is nothing like hauling butt, sometimes we are doing 20, sometimes 60 MPH

I have to go to bed early each night, so we can be on the road at about 5AM
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Sounds fun GT......NOT! LOL
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:07 PM
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I would love to do something like that and if I could take my dog with me, I'd be all over it!

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At this rate you might make the PA get together for Labor Day weekend. Be careful buddy, and of course we need pics!
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CajunDodge, several of the escorts do have dogs, especially the Ladies, just poodle size & smaller, No not a Standard Poodle either,
Several of the Truck drivers do too, so far they just keep them separated
some truckers don't even stop when they have to pee
Today my driver drove from 5:30 AM, & didn't stop until i told him that my truck was almost out of gas, that was 350 miles & he wanted me to hurry. I just filled up, $75 worth & we laft for another 400 miles. Some drivers are like that

you have to have something along for them to do their business in,
my bladder almost burst today
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Hmmmm, now ya have me thinking lol! Sucks though, that's a long drive without at stop. Most of my drivers aren't like that but sounds like yours is trying to make up some time.

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We left Anthony/El Paso Petro 2 truck stop at 5:30 Am
We are now in Weatherford/ Fort Worth Tx
We had to take so many detours, we drove until 7 PM
about 750 miles traveled
by car it is 650 miles with no detours, 10 hours if you take your time


Tomorrow we leave at 9 Am, because of the Ft Worth curfew, no oversized vehicles on the roads until after rush hour

It should only take 5 hours to get to Texarkana, but because of construction & low bridges, it will take longer because of the needed detours
I have no idea where we will be tomorrow night
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Hey GT....an old trucker tip....the guys used to use Gatorade bottles (cuz they have the wide openings) to er...ah.....take care of business if they couldn't stop.

Be safe and check out the Hooters in Texarkana!!!
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Even if there was no curfew for oversized trucks in DFW, I would wait until 9. That metro is definitely top 5 I have visited in terms of traffic, right up there with ATL, DC, KC right now with all the stinking construction, and VA Beach/Norfolk area with the tunnels.
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