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Old 10-10-2016, 11:20 AM   #1
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LOTS of trucks on the road!

On a recent trip I counted 376 18-wheelers in a 33 mile stretch between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, AL! That was only the ones I was meeting in the opposite lanes! That's a LOT of trucks!
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I've started to call them "Rock Throwers" due to experience with cracked windshields.
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Yep, a lot more and ever increasing. That is one of the reasons why there is a shortage of drivers.
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We just returned from our daughter's college in Terre Haute, IN, and the trucks on I-70 are just a solid line from Terre Haute through Indy to Columbus. As the railroads have declined in usage the trucks have increased.
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:29 PM   #5
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Cargo ships from overseas FILL the ports.....trucks more that cargo to distribution centers.....trucks move that cargo to wholesalers....trucks move that cargo to retailers.......trucks delivery that cargo.

Trucks., trucks., trucks., ----------


Soon the skies will be full of little drone trucks dropping that cargo on us!
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Two month and a few weeks out from Christmas. Wholesalers are getting stock in place for movement to the retailers. Railroads are also loaded up from ports of entry to regional destinations but the trucks move it out from there.

Hurricane Mathew slowed movement down in the southeast for a few days so they are catching up.
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We've done about 12K miles this year and you are correct, there sure appears to be more big rigs out there hauling whatever it is we seem to need. Also seems many are not as courteous as they used to be but after saying that there are still many that do give you a spot in crowded traffic and/or flash headlights after you pass them.
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You haven't seen trucks unless you've been within 25 miles of Chicago. Add some road construction and/or rain, and you have a heads up ride like I've never experienced any where else.

Very difficult to find alternate east west routes to avoid the area without going WAY out of your way. It seems like you/them are funneled into a super concentrated mess...
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Bless them --- They Move our Country !
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I agree with Chuck as they are a major part of the supply chain for our Country.

Bad night for my commute home from work. While I only experienced a 2-1/2 hour delay, It's a very bad night for the families of the deceased. A loaded dump truck/trailer with a skid steer had brake failure and plowed into a car and Motor-home. Not a long haul truck but a local contractor.

Dump truck slams into 2 vehicles in deadly crash near Red Rock - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
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Name one item that is not delivered by truck!
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A baby. Sorry, couldn't resist.

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A baby. Sorry, couldn't resist.



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Now that is very true! Very good, I laughed hard at that one.
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