Haven’t ever seen this road sign before.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by roundhouse, Jun 23, 2021.

  1. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2011
    Yeah but you know how to drive a truck. :cool:
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  3. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Light Load Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    Greensboro, NC
    WHY bother?
    Isn't West 80 a Truck Route?
  4. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    And a busy one

    I think the gps believes Morgan street connects to the Tanger outlet mall
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  5. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

    May 18, 2017
    I live and work in Jersey I can make that turn in a 53ft sleeper. Make sure tandems are on the first hole. Take the whole street making sure your trailer tandems are on the opposing side traffic and cut it hard but real late. Now the thing is with roads like that you better know you have business being there which with the signs would be a hard no.
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  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Then Rand McNally is wrong .
    Trucks have been restricted from that section of 129 for over five years.

    you’ve taken an 18 over the tail of the dragon ?

    Trucks on the Dragon – Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap
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  7. trucknguy

    trucknguy Light Load Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    West coast
    Actually I think the posts are to protect the fire hydrant from the Swift drivers.
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  8. snowfarmer350

    snowfarmer350 Bobtail Member

    Jul 25, 2020

    My 2021 Rand Mcnally commercial atlas says that 129 in NC is not restricted at all. BUT in Tennessee 129 is restricted from the NC line to Chilhowee
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  9. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Elkhart, IN
    You'd have to be a total truck driver to try to make that turn even without the signs.
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Seems to me even if you did make it, the one you’d have to make to get out would likely be worse.
  11. 4wayflashers

    4wayflashers Medium Load Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    To be entirely forthright, it is not for the faint of heart.
    A fabled two lane mountain pass. Eleven miles and 318 twists and turns.
    It was a crisp and dark winter night, 02:00 after being held at a receiver
    For 5 hours by the FDA while they searched for a missing piece of metal. #### it.
    Being no stranger to the surrounding Hills.
    Having breathed steam from her hot springs on frozen winter ground.
    I pondered she would be at rest and unsuspecting at this late hour.
    An tactical decision was made. To hitch a ride on her Tail.
    With no illusions as to where the path lead. With laser eyes for any signage, I set forth.
    Headlights illuminate jagged rock face on either side of the narrow twisting corridor.
    Right hand cool, working the gear shift and splitter to keep momentum in 5th and 6th
    At times, the relenting beast allowed the roaring Pete 579 to roll into 7th
    Only to soon after roil feverishly to shake me from her tail.
    The Hills in nearby WV will beckon a driver to borrow a bit of the oncoming lane
    To avoid ripping open your trailer on the jagged rock cliffs and US 129 is no different.
    Alas, there is a difference; the locals of WV are aware and drive accordingly.
    The Tail lures in many a drunken tourist at times, and they are stupid.
    Two wheelers flock there to test their marginal skills on her twists and turns.
    It was a perilous ride and with caution it may someday be repeated,
    Tho the sweeping hands of my trusty timepiece showed no significant benefit
    As legend has it, E-bay sells a sticker for those who have dared.
    As for I? I seek no glory by adorning such embellishments.
    She knows I have ridden her tail. I know she can not be defeated.
    Henceforth welcomed with many a cool mountain morning
    At Beckley, without snow or being blocked in
    Has assured me we have great respect and great appreciation,
    One may say, a growing kindred bond.

    - 4 way
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