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Old 07-01-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Luckily I've had the pleasure of being loaded down with 46,000 lbs...
Scales must have been closed...

 
Old 07-01-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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Where you brainwashed by your parents or did you "hit bottom" (due to drugs, alcohol, depression, prison, etc) and survived by becoming "born again"?


Ask yourself , " does it work?" My faith in Jesus Christ has led to a inner peace that the world never could give me. It works, but you must believe in His dying for our sins and asking us to come into a relationship with Him. The Bible states that to have this relationship, one must be born again. Spiritually born again. A free will choice.

Ask yourself Charles, " are you secure with your eternity? Is your life working for you based on your opinion or education from a public school or college. The only brainwashing I had done to me was by teachers telling me that I could become my own power/god if I only tried harder. Living through faith and obedience is not difficult and actually is easy. The consumerism and false pride of the world do not mean much.

I wish you the best.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Scales must have been closed...
You could still be legal with that much weight real easily if you're not in CA.
It all depends on whether you've got a dry box or a refridgerated unit and if you're tractor is a monster or not.

As long as you don't go over 34,000 on the trailer and drive axles, and 12,000 on the steers, you're good to go.

CA/OR/WA require the tandems be no further than 40' from the middle of the forward-most trailer axle and the kingpin.
Then there's the discriminatory 55mph for trucks speed limit and "Level-I happy" scalehouses in NoCal and OR.

Yeah, I pretty much turn anything down as much as possible that has to be taken anywhere above the 80.

As a companion piece to my earlier post, it's also a nicer and easier to live in CA when you've got a job/career that isn't as heavily frowned upon or regulated by local/state gov't and pish-posh civilians.
Seems there's more than one-too many trucker-unfriendly areas scattered throughout the state.

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:21 PM
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Location: Vancouver, WA
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... Yeah, I pretty much turn anything down as much as possible that has to be taken anywhere above the 80.

As a companion piece to my earlier post, it's also a nicer and easier to live in CA when you've got a job/career that isn't as heavily frowned upon or regulated by local/state gov't and pish-posh civilians.
Seems there's more than one-too many trucker-unfriendly areas scattered throughout the state.
Man, that I-80 can be loooong and boring. But there are a lot of beautiful places to visit shooting off from it like Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Then in Utah you have Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountains.

My next door neighbor was a trucker while living in CO. He was a very friendly guy and always willing to give me a hand if/when I needed it. Funny thing was he said he was the most over educated trucker (kinda tounge-in-cheek). He had a PhD in Philosophy or Religious studies, can't remember which. But he was also a farmer by trade from Texas. So he planned to stay in CO and plant a new church or move back to Texas and get back into farming which was actually starting to pick up. Though at the time trucking paid his mortgage and helped to support his family (wife & 2 kids).

Derek
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Man, that I-80 can be loooong and boring. But there are a lot of beautiful places to visit shooting off from it like Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Then in Utah you have Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountains.

My next door neighbor was a trucker while living in CO. He was a very friendly guy and always willing to give me a hand if/when I needed it. Funny thing was he said he was the most over educated trucker (kinda tounge-in-cheek). He had a PhD in Philosophy or Religious studies, can't remember which. But he was also a farmer by trade from Texas. So he planned to stay in CO and plant a new church or move back to Texas and get back into farming which was actually starting to pick up. Though at the time trucking paid his mortgage and helped to support his family (wife & 2 kids).

Derek
Yes, once you obtain that commercial license, it's a better and easier thing to maintain the 2-yr medical card and keep it as a backup option.
As far as the 80 goes, the mountainous areas of it are the only exciting part.
Once you go past either the Sierras westbound, or into Nebraska eastbound, it's a sleepy journey indeed.
Luckily, I got past all the 48-state stuff four years ago and now keep myself planted to the six-state, southwestern runs.

All deserts and mountains for me now.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 01:31 AM
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Location: Vancouver, WA
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Yes, once you obtain that commercial license, it's a better and easier thing to maintain the 2-yr medical card and keep it as a backup option.
As far as the 80 goes, the mountainous areas of it are the only exciting part.
Once you go past either the Sierras westbound, or into Nebraska eastbound, it's a sleepy journey indeed.
Luckily, I got past all the 48-state stuff four years ago and now keep myself planted to the six-state, southwestern runs.

All deserts and mountains for me now.
I guess that's something also to consider if moving out of state. Those midwestern routes get a lot of extreme weather along with seemingly endless miles of not a whole lot in some places. But if you are doing the southwest, maybe something along that route would be worth looking into in like Flagstaff or maybe southern Utah.

Derek
 
Old 07-02-2011, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I guess that's something also to consider if moving out of state. Those midwestern routes get a lot of extreme weather along with seemingly endless miles of not a whole lot in some places. But if you are doing the southwest, maybe something along that route would be worth looking into in like Flagstaff or maybe southern Utah.

Derek
St George, Cedar City, Flagstaff and even the smaller cities of Moab and Page are on my menu.
The weather in these areas is quite similar to what I've put up with in Victorville all my life and the people there tend to be quite easy to get along with just as well.
Plenty of outdoor activities to keep me occupied and local/regional haul jobs to finance school and life with.

Speaking of school, the universities in the mentioned areas seem to be small and easy-going enough to not have my limited concentration busted apart.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I liked the Then and Now photos associated with the article.

Then and now: Southern California
I agree Charles. The Paramount Pictures then and now is fantastic. The bit of trivia about the Hollywood sign was neat as well. The article is about how California isn't what it used to be, but some of those photos actually make things look nicer than they used to be. I don't think that the gallery supported the claims of the article, except perhaps the photo of the orange groves that are now the home of Disneyland.
 
Old 07-04-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Nearly 35 years later and the media are still looking for ways to say California is on its last legs.


And, why would the media imply that? California is the Poster Child State for all the is right and good on the Progressive Mind-set they have..
California is to be raised on a high podium, not derided?
 
Old 07-04-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Scales must have been closed...
or driven the back roads so he wouldn't get weighed.
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