Heading to Memphis

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Truckersheldan, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
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    Good place to eat, and can park overnight, dirt lot.
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  3. sealevel

    sealevel Road Train Member

    May 31, 2012
    U.S. 41
    Yeah. Alot of the time I run late night going that way. It's cool to park there. Parking for about 30 trucks.
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  4. wore out

    wore out Numbered Classic

    Jun 5, 2013
    Good possibility of Brownsville being open. Them clowns don't play.
    You can also bet on the cocaine cowboys sitting in the middle between the 35 and town. If they stop you your gettin searched less your really good. Memphis isn't bad .. but be on your toes, have your I's dotted and T's crossed
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  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    I haven't been to Memphis in a while.

    One thing I recall is that lot lizards are more available in that area. Rather like Atlanta, GA.
    Memphis is not a good area for anything.
    Unless you partake in lot lizards.
  6. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

    Aug 27, 2017
    It is good for BBQ and my Mom lives there. Those are it's good points. Oh, driving away is good too.
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  7. jon69

    jon69 Medium Load Member

    Jun 19, 2018
    Anybody running over the Holidays is a fool.

    Why not sit at home, feet up by the fire partake in some Christmas cheer with the family?

    If they try to force dispatch you, tell them F U. Forced dispatch is illegal. Say you are fatigued, have everything in writing then call the State Police.

    As far as Memphis, coming out I always take Lamar Ave US 78 N/W, 176 N, 240 Loop East then 40 East.

    Coming out you will see a lot of drug crazies going 100 MPH. Ignore them just keep rolling. If anyone cuts you off give them the middle finger.
  8. Truckersheldan

    Truckersheldan Light Load Member

    Jul 30, 2011
    Taneytown, Md.
    Run to Memphis was successful. Been through Knoxville before but haven’t been on I40 to Nashville for awhile and 1st time to Memphis. Ran over the weekend. Most weigh stations were closed. You could’ve fooled me there is a pandemic. Traffic was heavy. I noticed, especially between Knoxville and Memphis that people run in packs. A large pack and then it tails off till the next one. I also noticed that they like to ride on each other’s rear end of are speeding and weaving in and out like crazy’s. Was cut off a few times. At the place I delivered in Memphis I was talking to the manager I mentioned about hearing of the crime in the area. He said he’s been the manager there for 4 years and has seen 3 dead bodies by his location. He said they are sometimes dumped there. I finished up and got out of there. Hopefully not going back for a long time. Other than that uneventful. Thanks to all for your input.
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  9. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    I don't know if I consider myself a fool.
    I'll be working Christmas Eve day go home for xmas eve and come back and work Christmas Day I make $2500 for the 2 shifts... pretty sure that's not foolish at least on my part$$
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  10. jon69

    jon69 Medium Load Member

    Jun 19, 2018
    Remember, dispatch is not your boss. They are only CO-WORKERS. You can go tell them to F-off in a corner somewhere.

    Forced dispatch is illegal. If they try to coerce you and drive fatigued call the State Police. Make sure to say you will press charges.

    Most drivers are fools these days with no backbone or common sense, never mind education.

    Memphis can be tough during the Holidays. If I were the OP I would refuse to do the load. F 'EM!
  11. racemaxx24

    racemaxx24 Heavy Load Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    East TN
    Have you even read any of the thread or do you just enjoy mouthing off incessantly? OP has already delivered and gone.

    Last one I saw you chime in on you were blaming the guy that got his truck backed over, for simply being parked.
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