- Mar 16, 2005
We just completed today an 8000 mile trip around the northern and western US. Got caught by snow in UT on Tuesday but escaped on Wednesday. ;D I noted that 18 wheelers are starting to use WalMarts to stop overnite. Last night in a WalMart 25 miles west of Chattanooga on I-24 the trucks outnumbered the RV's by a factor of 3 i.e. about 8 RV's and 2 dozen trucks. I think the political situation for WalMart may change dramatically if this keeps up. It's one thing to have RV's quietly and without fumes sitting in the parking lot but diesels running all night is a little much. I don't blame truckers as the states are pushing them off on-off ramps and other capacity is limited as truck fleets grow.