Worst Tank Wash

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  1. TheIncredibleBulk

    TheIncredibleBulk Bobtail Member

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    What’s the worst tank wash you’ve been to (location, getting in/out, parking)?

    I’m still fairly new but i’ve been to a heap of washes so far being OTR. Would like to hear from you vets so I can lookout/plan for getting to future washes that are worth noting.

    my #1 & 2 so far are:

    #1 - Quala (Chicago on 120th)
    will never go in there at night lookin for a pickup unless i have to due to hours left. There are drop signs but its crazy trying to get in and out of there. And the frontage road into there i nearly flew outta my seat on one bad drop goin in at 2am.

    #2 - Express (Keasbey NJ off Smith Road)
    This place is a nightmare for a noob to find. Looks like a good place to get fed to the fishes . Yard is not that easy to get in/out of either. I won’t be staying overnight here again.
     
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  3. Judge

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    Quala in Chicago Doty road Knicknamed notty road isn’t bad, rough getting in, but can go either way on Doty back to interstate, used to have TV, showers, pool table, nice recliners and washer and dryers.
    I watched the super bowl there once.

    Express in Keasby does suck getting in, gotta go passed then the turnaround and down the hill under the bridge.
    Usually can’t find anywhere to park there.

    The one in Birmingham is tricky, it’s actually in Bessemer off 18th street.

    Cincinnati Qualawash is weird.
    One way had a sign “No Hazmat Route.” I think it’s from the South side.
    It’s been a couple years.
     
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  4. TheIncredibleBulk

    TheIncredibleBulk Bobtail Member

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    Good info !
    Running hazmat to Cincinnati tomorrow so will prob end up at Quala.

    yeah somebody said the Chicago Quala driver room had the roof ripped off by a storm or something. Still had the port o johns outside there but i think its all fixed inside. Saw the pool table there. I went to the door but didnt realize or see the lock code was written in ink on it so just walked back to my truck.
    I bet it was kickin around there back when that huge strip joint on Notty was kickin.
     
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Drivers lounge and restrooms are upstairs.
    Got like 6-7 stalks, used to be nasty.
    Spent a weekend there before too.
    Quala in Louisville KY is off the inner loop, Millers lane exit.
    It used to be the better one.
     
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  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    baytown. i got lost once looking for it. i stopped to ask a man and women walking for help. it was dark and late. next thing i no. harris county was telling me to put hands up and step out
     
  8. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Parking in the middle of the road is frowned upon in TX.
    Should have put flashers on.
     
  9. Smut

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    it says something like no hazmat in residential areas.
     
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  10. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Not on that street, all businesses, even a tanker company.
    They want you in from the north.
    Cincinnati hates trucks anyway.
     
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  11. Redtwin

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    Here I was thinking OJs in Kearny NJ was a cluster cluck.

    Guess I have had it good so far.
     
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