Looking for Illinois trucker stories, comments, etc.

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  1. Jimmy O

    Jimmy O Bobtail Member

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    My name is Jim Owens. I am currently writing a book about Illinois highways--from Indian trails to modern super highways. Please, if you are a trucker and travel Illinois roads, I need your information! Just tell me about your experiences on Illinois highways. Any stories or just something trivial would be welcome. Email me at jim_wns@yahoo.com Any type of info would be great. Maybe a truck stop you like (or hate) or a good or bad experience on Illinois roads. Thank you!
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Maybe u can get in contact with x1heavy . he will tell u stories about doing 140mph in a cabover across i80 hauling coils with 20 chains and 40 straps over the top of them.. No joke. Those are real stories.
     
  4. LtlAnonymous

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    Well, I'm preparing for bed. But I'll tell you, the Gateway Travel Center in East St. Louis used to really be something. They had a burger joint in there that was shockingly good. It was really decent.

    And then Pilot took it over, put in a Taco Bell, and made it like every other truck stop in existence.
     
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  6. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Well Jimmy here's 1 for your book
    My experiences in that state ( And I've had plenty) Illinois roads are filled with pot holes .. littered with Toll booths & filled with the most in considerate self titled drivers
    Nothing good has ever come from that state
     
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  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I'm not sure what that state even looks like. I make it a point to drive through it at night.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    All you need to know is, " I ain't got no panties on."

    The End
     
  9. LtlAnonymous

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    I don't make it a point to do that, it's just my job. Lol
     
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