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Old 07-20-2019, 12:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
I hit the LOVE's at Milam Road about a week ago,to grab some air conditioning and an icy drink after mowing at a friend's place.I-35 was a complete parking lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The one at Krum is much, much nicer.

IH-35 splits south of here towards Dallas or Fort Worth and then combines about 100-miles south at Hillsboro. Getting across D/FW East/West isn’t hard (relatively) its the North/South routes (very few) that leave you gasping.

The civilians believe WAZE and Google Maps are enough to route around problems. The truck drivers know that a good CB radio system (where pains are taken to maximize antenna performance) are the real secret.

I regularly run loads into the Peterbilt plant from South Carolina. Drop them at a remote lot behind the Loves at Krum. As home is only 25-miles away, seems easy enough. But more than once I’ve had enough hours on the daily limit to stop there and take a long nap once informed by the usual rock hauler locals about the nature and extent of a backup.

Let it clear out. Then head home.

Relative to the OP: Are you sure your departure times can’t be altered for lower traffic volume?

(Phil: Don’t be put off by preconceptions about CB. Yeah, it’s a free-for-all, but it’s also a MAJOR tool in my box. Those who are helpful get helped. I used to run FM-455 as a teenager 40 years ago and counting. Beautiful country drive. Today, I avoid it like the plague. Once one is out of familiar territory, the CB shines. )

Also relative to the OP: CB radio in your country may make last-moment trip changes viable (given one understands alternate routes).

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