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#76
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Some truck.s carry onions.
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#77
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Must a sad truck for a sad man.
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#78
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Have you ever had someone try to steal things from your truck?
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#79
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how do the onions stay on
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#80
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#81
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Here are some wind turbines I said something about upthread.

Behind me, the view looked like this:



At the westbound i86 rest area at Snake River's massacre rocks in Idaho.

(will answer those questions later)
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#82
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Talmadge Memorial Bridge over the Savannah River on US 17, dividing South Carolina and Georgia.

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#83
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(07-25-2016, 06:05 PM)Papers Wrote: »how do the onions stay on

Hopefully, by gravity! Otherwise, they don't. There are many different types of trailers, and produce trailers really just specialize in making it easy for pickers to pile a bunch inside quickly straight from the fields to be shipped to a distributor or a processor. You might find a few coming off the top every now and then.

Or, if you're like this guy

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you have a really bad day.
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#84
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here's more apples, but this time they're in boxes.

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#85
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(07-25-2016, 03:03 PM)btp Wrote: »Have you ever had someone try to steal things from your truck?
Nope

It's actually really uncommon. Of course the industry tries to drill in your head that cargo security is a big problem, mostly because they want to be risk averse and don't want to ever be liable for the incredibly rare likelihood that something goes wrong. They (anyone involved in training or owning trucking companies) want you to be paranoid about it to a point that's not reasonable. Here's from my training at trucking school:

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#86
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Why are the apple crates levitating? Whoa Seems they don't even need a truck. They can get there just fine on their own.
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#87
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A trip going west on i 80

My favorite thing is when I get a load that goes "out west". The scenery is so nice and you get a kind of feel of the country slowly transitioning from flat plains to badlands to the mountains and valleys every few hundred miles. Here's a bunch of pictures from two years ago going on i80 from iowa to california. I-80 runs all the way from new york city, through new jersey, pennsylvania, ohio, indiana, illinois, iowa, nebraska, wyoming, utah, and nevada to san francisco in california.

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#88
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(10-01-2016, 08:48 PM)SeaWyrm Wrote: »Why are the apple crates levitating? Whoa Seems they don't even need a truck. They can get there just fine on their own.

they're on an open flatbed trailer that's disconnected from a truck, and in lieu of the front wheels, there's "landing gear" which are two retractable legs.. I've got a bunch of pictures of different types of trailers that i'll post some other time.
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#89
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How do you take pictures while driving a truck?
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#90
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Make sure the focus area is small and the shutter is at a high shutter speed so it isn't too blurry. I have a nice camera so that helps a lot.

Also I have to make sure the camera takes a pic either through an open window or right up close to the windshield, otherwise the camera might focus on the glass/it'll be less crisp of a pic.
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#91
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I already showed this to schazer but I didn't post it in here
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#92
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(10-02-2016, 05:51 AM)Wheat Wrote: »Make sure the focus area is small and the shutter is at a high shutter speed so it isn't too blurry. I have a nice camera so that helps a lot.

Also I have to make sure the camera takes a pic either through an open window or right up close to the windshield, otherwise the camera might focus on the glass/it'll be less crisp of a pic.

Ah, I was more focused on the physical multitasking needed to operate a camera while driving.
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#93
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Driving is almost entirely muscle memory for me now. Especially bc probably a majority of the time when I'm driving it's on a highway in a rural area.

If while point-and-shooting I start to drift from a lane, or notice an object moving in my peripheral vision (whether that's in front of me or in side mirrors), I instantly notice it and self-correct. Obviously if there's traffic clusters or it's a busy area with intersections and whatnot, or the conditions are adverse, or it's an area where deer commonly cross, you don't want to be messing around with a camera in one hand since every split second of reaction time counts. Otherwise it's really just point and shoot for a second after you've checked that you have a wide berth of space around you.
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#94
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There's a ~20 mile causeway bridge over the Atchafalaya basin on interstate 10 in southern Louisiana.

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Trucks are supposed to only use the right lane. For 20 miles. Which inevitably leads to getting stuck in a line behind some guy going 40 mph.

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Still the bayou views are pretty nice to the side I'll pull up some more later these are just the ones I have now
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#95
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a few months ago i got a cheap ol dash cam. picture quality isn't great but what can you do

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driving in west-central texas, from snyder to lubbock, then on to amarillo, sped up 32x. total time was like 3 and a half hours.

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#96
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What does it mean if a truck flashes its tail lights at me?
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#97
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if you're driving in the same direction and going faster than the truck and it flashes its headlights, that might mean "you're far enough ahead; you may merge into the lane in front of me now." since trucks need a lot of space. and since the left lane is for passing only. it's a courtesy to let someone know that you aren't cutting them off.


If it's going faster than you and it passes you and merges over then flashes its tail/marker lights on the trailer at you, that means "thank you for letting me pass."

if you're heading in an opposite direction that can mean plenty of things. maybe there's an accident up ahead, or a herd of animals crossing in the road to watch out for, or a cop in a speed trap. Or maybe it's dark out or raining and you don't have your lights on so they're telling you your lights are off. or maybe there's something wrong with your car.


it's the truck equivalent of flailing your arms off to the side and going "psst" to get someone's attention basically, there's no universal definition.
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#98
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I figured it was "thank you" from the context I usually encounter it, but I saw trucks flashing each other during passing procedures and figured there was something more official going on. Thanks!
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#99
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they especially do it with trucks passing trucks because:

-trailers are long + trucks have no rear view mirrors, so it helps to get a heads up that you're leaving enough space before you pass

-a lot of trucks have speed governors that top off at a certain speed (but are touchy variably from truck to truck), so you'll get someone going 64.9 trying to pass someone going 64.7 mph which takes a while

-in hilly places, trucks with different weight amounts go different speeds. light loaded trucks are more constant, heavy loaded trucks go slow up hills from losing engine power, and might go faster down hills as the trailer pushes them along with gravity. So two trucks constantly leapfrogging each other might let the other know "fine go again"
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WHAT THE truck.
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