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Old 06-30-2011, 02:43 PM   #2056
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The one question those pictures don't answer. How far are they from their destination are they? 1 mile, 10 miles, 100 miles, 1000 miles? Without that information how can you make a judgment on their choice of route?
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:44 PM   #2057
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Hey, next time break the quote txt so I can reply to you...

Oh and hey, how many Shnyder, Hunt or any other providers are getting payed $2 a mile?

Nice rip, smart ass. It aint the owners of the companies driving them

Last I checked drivers get payed by the mile, and it sure as hell aint $2 per mile. IMO lot of them do it just to say they did it.
FWIW, It's Schneider...

I'm in the truckload logistics business. We have MANY lanes that pay MORE THAN $2.00 to the carrier.

Yeah, the drivers don't get paid shite...
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:46 PM   #2058
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The one question those pictures don't answer. How far are they from their destination are they? 1 mile, 10 miles, 100 miles, 1000 miles? Without that information how can you make a judgment on their choice of route?
The top three are: A refrigerated food service truck, A moving van, and a cattle truck.

All three could have legitimate reasons to be on that road.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:55 PM   #2059
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Yeah, the drivers don't get paid shite...

That was the point I was trying to make to whoever...

Sorry I left out O/O's...

O/O's damn sure wouldn't be reaming the ditches.

I think a lot of truckers these days are doing it as a 2nd career.

Tons of husband and wife E/W teams and Expediter teams...

That's where I get the feeling it's just a paid RV trip to the majority.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #2060
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The one question those pictures don't answer. How far are they from their destination are they? 1 mile, 10 miles, 100 miles, 1000 miles? Without that information how can you make a judgment on their choice of route?
There isn't anything between Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort in NC and the 129 Motorcycle Pitstop in TN. So there is some semblance of an answer in the pictures. Something tells me that local deliveries, if required on that road, wouldn't need 53' trailers to make the deliveries.

The various truck-based images and videos in this thread prove to me that the supposed relevance of distance to destination, as a defense strategy, is a red herring.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:05 PM   #2061
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Look like Wayah Road to me.
Not quite..

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:23 PM   #2062
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The CPM (cost per mile as you probably can't handle acronyms)
Or, Cents Per Mile if you're not an Owner/Op

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Did I ever need both lanes? Yes. Did it suck? Yes. But sometimes that's the job.
That's a good one... I'll have to remember that strategy next time I get pulled over on my 283lb bike for cutting that curve and being LOC.

That's why Deals will NEVER get any of my money.

What's good for the goose is not good for the gander up there.

All the recent civil service growth is for revenue generation up there, piggy backed on the BS notion policing more MC noobs due to all the crashes and fatality's is warranted...

More noobs? Well hell! More cops are needed! We've got the proof? Seen all the tickets we're writing? It's on the incline!

...in my oh so humble opinion.

I'm sure if they drop the speed limit, in the name of safety of course, they can write even more tickets...

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There isn't anything between Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort in NC and the 129 Motorcycle Pitstop in TN. So there is some semblance of an answer in the pictures. Something tells me that local deliveries, if required on that road, wouldn't need 53' trailers to make the deliveries.

The various truck-based images and videos in this thread prove to me that the supposed relevance of distance to destination, as a defense strategy, is a red herring.

Shi... To give y'all an idea the back roads we have up here, only slightly tighter than shown in the deals photos, they have to have little Toyota's and Chevy's run the garbage out to the lager straight trucks here.


And they're just straight trucks...
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:32 PM   #2063
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I wonder if the fact that it's US129 and not TN129 or a county road that allows trucks to use it?

Also, some of the truckers don't know what they are getting into and once on the twisty part, it's impossible to turn around.

Some years ago, I-40 was closed due to a landslide and Deals Gap was bumper to bumper traffic from all the cars and trucks using it as a bypass. That was a real mess. Most of those people had no idea what a ride they were in for.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:19 PM   #2064
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Also, some of the truckers don't know what they are getting into and once on the twisty part, it's impossible to turn around.
Yeah, those signs warning trucks away miles before the twisty part of Deals Gap are only there for decoration...
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:30 PM   #2065
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Not quite..


Lets play guess the road Looks a lot like Ellijay Rd to me
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #2066
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Lets play guess the road

Hint. West of Boston.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:56 PM   #2067
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Yeah, those signs warning trucks away miles before the twisty part of Deals Gap are only there for decoration...
They must be since no one seems to pay any attention to them.




Just like speed limit signs.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:49 PM   #2068
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Hint. West of Boston.
Man, that could be a ton of roads on the dry side. 129?
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:59 PM   #2069
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But what do I know, I'm not an MSF certified rider.


Then silence is an option. Wise one at that.
Not to be argumentative, but lots of us have been riding LONG before MSF. I certainly don't feel I need to go take a basic or advanced rider course of any kind from them to have the "stamp of approval" from anyone around here.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:05 AM   #2070
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Not to be argumentative, but lots of us have been riding LONG before MSF. I certainly don't feel I need to go take a basic or advanced rider course of any kind from them to have the "stamp of approval" from anyone around here.
So why post? 46 years on two wheels and I learned a great deal about controlling a motorcycle here after 40 of them. Open you mind and improve the ride.
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