I now feel lighter and more energised, especially when I do aerobics classes, because I can actually jump around without running out of breath, or my body weighing me down. Going west bound, truckers are advised to stop in the brake check area at the weigh station to check their brakes. Just had a quick question. I'm so new to this whole counting macros and weighing my food. Does this apply to other foods. Think you can weigh that 2.
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Elephants are the largest animals on land! When they are born they weigh between and pounds. From there they keep getting bigger! Adult male elephants can reach weights of six to eight tons! Most cars weigh about two tons, so you can imagine elephants are very heavy! They can reach heights over 13 feet tall.
To be that big and stay healthy, elephants need to eat hundreds of pounds of food and drink about 50 gallons of water every day! I think honestly, I just got really, really lucky that Catherine was on that show, because I just kind of felt that it was right.
But if it was any ordinary girl, I don't think there's any way that was enough time. It's so hard, because you're in that contained environment and falling in love or being infatuated are obviously very different things, but the feeling is the same.
I think a lot of it is more just infatuation. And it's really just a gamble at the end. For the first time this season, viewers got to see footage from a Happy Couple weekend. Were cameras ever present when you filmed on your Happy Couples?
Basically, we got engaged in Thailand, I flew back to Dallas, she flew back to Seattle, and every two weeks, the show would fly us to L. It was always a different house, and it would be in different parts of L. They would have a handler — a low-level producer — who would get us anything we wanted. We would make out grocery lists, or if there were restaurants we wanted to get takeout from, he would go get it for us.
We even had a production nickname — Bonnie and Clyde. It was so much fun, because we were engaged and it was absolutely killing us that we couldn't be in public together. The weekends were always really carefree — no cameras, just me and Catherine having fun, being silly together, watching movies together and eating good food. I don't think Catherine and I ever got out of sweatpants. The producers understand the challenges the show brings.
And they are friends. A lot of them are good people who try their best to make the relationships work. So the Happy Couples weekends, it's about trying to give us time together. It's definitely a decompression. There's a lot of outside stressors. I had been through it before, but everyone who goes through that show, when they come out of filming, there's a fear of being on TV.
And there's a social media effect. Bachelor Nation was pretty outraged that production filmed Arie and Becca breaking up, but Becca said it actually gave her closure to watch the footage. And she's agreed to be the next Bachelorette, so clearly she doesn't have any hard feelings.
Do you think filming that intimate moment crossed an ethical line? I absolutely thought that was over the line. It's kind of tough for me to say because I know [creator] Mike Fleiss and [executive producer] Elan [Gale] and all the people who make the show, and they're all great people.
I also know that they have a show to make, and at the end of the day, that's all that really matters. But this poor girl, she goes through the whole crazy experience of competing for Arie's love and he gets down on one knee, all her dreams are coming true, she's engaged to the man she wanted to be with. At that point, I think the show is over. That's what she signed up for.
Everything else should be her and her fiance, and it should be carefree and she should just be loving that part of her life. Those Happy Couples were just about us and nothing else — just being normal. So for the cameras to capture Arie breaking up with her — which means Arie contacted the producers first, and then they brought Chris Harrison in — everybody knew what he was gonna do except for her.
He could have put his foot down. There are things that I put my foot down on, and they can't make you film anything. I'm not blaming it on Arie, because I know that they can be very persuasive. He does share some of the blame. That was the show just taking it too far.
Hopefully, the show recognizes that, and they won't do that again. The way I figure it is they weren't gonna let Arie change his mind or get a new ring unless he did this. My thought is that if he wanted to make this decision, he had to have agreed to film it. Are you surprised that Becca wants to go back on the show after going through that? From east bound I 84 turn left, from west bound I 84 turn right.
You can enter through the first entrance but we suggest using the next entrance. There is room for 5 to 7 trucks to park and visit the trucking history museum. For information, contact the museum at Connecticut used to impose a gross receipts earnings tax on gasoline sold at the the wholesale level that was eliminated in Delaware relies on two portable enforcement units- each carrying 8 scales- to spot check truckers in high traffic areas throughout the state.
If you are directed to the static scale where you have to stop to be weighed , their computers inform the officers inside what your exact weights- gross and axle- are. Florida truck scales also generally have driver facilities including bathroom facilities and pay phones- Florida DOT says some of these facilities have showers available.
A driver can park without having to worry that a DOT officer is going to ask for his logbook or perform a vehicle inspection on his truck when he gets up. If, however, an officer notices an obvious violation- such as a flat tire or cracked rim, the driver will be notified after he gets up and will need to have repairs made. All commercial vehicles are required to cross the weigh stations in Florida- no matter how small the vehicle is. Anyone renting a truck for personal use is not required to cross the scales, but the weigh masters suggest that rental trucks go ahead and exit at the weigh stations.
Generally, a rental truck that obeys the weigh station speed limit will be directed into the bypass lanes and return to the freeway.
In addition to weigh stations, Florida uses Agricultural Inspection Stations. These are normally a few miles before or after the weigh stations. Drivers with PrePass can be set up for preclearance though you are required to stop if you have agriculture on- even if you get the green light. If you do get pulled in to an agricultural check point, they will ask to see your bills or they will ask what you are hauling and where you came from.
All rental trucks and vehicles with trailers are required to pull into the agricultural inspections. Vehicles entering Florida will be prohibited from transporting citrus plants but other types of plants are allowed.
Florida will require anyone transporting plants or livestock to fill out forms at the agricultural inspection. Florida will send inspectors to the final destination marked on the forms to inspect produce plants.
Florida is considered one of the most desirable destinations in the entire United States. If you go to the Florida Keys, you should be able to find pull out areas to park. In many parts of the Florida coast line, trucks over a certain length are not allowed to park- and the length limit is far less than the average tractor trailer truck! There are some interesting roads truckers can travel, however.
The most notable is I 75 along the southern edge of Florida. Though I 75 is a north and south bound freeway, it runs directly east and west across Alligator Alley. This toll road has various rest areas and recreational parking areas where truckers can park without having to worry if there will be enough space.
Along Alligator Alley, you can see alligators in the waterways alongside the freeway. Local and county governments can levy additional fuel taxes in their areas. Now most Georgia scales can give the green light to PrePass transponders.
But if you do get the green light, ride on. The fuel tax rate varies based on local option sales tax figures that are published every 6 months. Trucks using the Norpass transponder system may receive a signal to bypass but Prepass trucks will always have to pull in for now. Trucks 26, lbs and over registered weight must enter Idaho weigh stations.
Livestock and Hazmat loads over 10, lbs must also weigh- even if they are less than 26, lbs. The weigh stations just east of Boise are fairly modern.
The east bound side has a large inspection bay. Other weigh stations in the state are not so modern, to say the least. Most Idaho weigh stations are nothing more than a small building with an axle scale out front. To run the Idaho state routes, you have to buy a permit. Once you buy the permit, you can use their formula to determine which routes you are allowed to run.
The way truckers tell it, if you are headed southbound, you may make it past the scales in Lewiston with no problem.
But down the road a ways, an officer will be waiting for you and you will be ticketed and towed out of the state. Illinois was a split speed limit state until , with a 65 mph limit for cars and a 55 mph limit for trucks.
But now cars and trucks have equal speed limits. And most times no one says anything on the radio about them. There used to be a bear who patrolled a stretch of I 70 and who would get on the cb radio and announce himself. Low bridges, unbelieveable traffic, construction, and toll roads all combine to make for a real wheeler headache.
Truckers who want truck-friendly routing to their Chicago destination can call for help. This includes a 6. Local governments can levy additional taxes. This includes pickup trucks with trailers and rental trucks of all sizes and weights. Indiana is a split speed limit state. Trucks traveling in Indiana are limited to 65 mph while cars are allowed 70 mph.
There is current controversy surrounding the Indiana toll roads. Indiana state police are required by Indiana Code to make at least 25 weight checks per officer per week. Walcott, Iowa, is a trucker vacation destination. The truck stop has one of the largest in-stock chrome shops in the country.
There is a truck shop and truck was on the premises. The Iowa 80 has a Trucking Hall of Fame adjacent to it- a 21, some foot warehouse with almost 30 antique trucks on display. In , there were more than antique trucks on display for the event and more than 30, people came to experience it! It is located off I 80 at exit , just west of the Quad-Cities in Iowa. CAT scale has a reputation for being the most widespread, the most reliable, and the easiest to acess of all truck stop weighing scales.
Not too far from Walcott is the town of Riverside, Iowa. Sounds dumb, but anyone with a twisted sense of humor who watched the show from the beginning got a lot of laughs out of it.
The series, called Invasion Iowa, is not available on DVD but it can be found online for legal and paid for downloads. The villages were designed by the original settlers to mirror 19th century German villages. These are not Amish communities and they are no longer communal. For generations, the townspeople shared their earnings, but in , the Amana Colonies stopped living as a commune.
The highest point in Iowa is located in the north west corner of the state on route at Hawkeye Point. People think of Kansas as being flat- but any trucker knows that Kansas is a true up and down state. This rate includes a 1 penny per gallon environmental fee. There is no minimum weight requirement.
All trucks means all trucks- tractor trailer trucks, certainly, but also any smaller trucks. Any rental truck or pickup truck pulling a trailer is required to enter an open Kentucky weigh station.
More than 80, people attended the show and there were more than 1, exhibits. It was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Truck parking was available for the day and overnight. For information on the show, please visit their website at www. Exhibitors at the Louisville Truck Show include many trucking companies, on board weighing systems, tire and wheel manufacturers, chrome shops, trucking magazines and newspapers, trucking associations, truck lighting retailers, custom sleeper manufacturers, repair shops, truck accessory retailers, truck insurance providers, many radio personalities, and all kinds of products to make life on the road easier, and more fun and cost effective!
The truck show also has a show truck contest called the Paul K. More than trucks compete in 20 different categories. Each year, the Mid-America truck show features live entertainment from various artists. Just outside Lexington is a 1, acre park- the Kentucky Horse Park. The horse park boasts almost 50 different breeds of horses. They have a horse-drawn trolley that you can ride for a tour of the park. They also offer horse back riding and pony rides. For more information on the Kentucky Horse Park, call or People buying a new Corvette can arrange to pick their new Corvette up right at the museum and drive it home themselves or trailer it.
The museum holds many raffles on Corvettes. There is definitely truck access to the museum but actual parking is limited.
They are located off exit 28 on I This is a variable rate. If you have lost or misplaced a traffic citation you received in Kentucky, there are a few things you need to know. The Kentucky State Police does not maintain a database on traffic citations issued. In order to located the information, you may attempt either of the following two alternatives: A If you know the county you were in when you received the traffic citation, you may contact the Circuit Clerk of the county for further information regarding your traffic citation.
B If you are unsure of the county, you must contact the Administrative Office of the Court. They may be contacted during business hours at I have found that the lighted signs almost always give me the opposite instructions of what my PrePass transponder tells me. PrePass brochures state that you are supposed to follow the in-cab signals from your transponder no matter what the road sign weigh station signs say.
The recent damage and destruction from Hurricane Katrina have changed the landscape of Louisianna. There are still some locations where shrimp boats and the like are at the edge of roadways- hundreds of feet from any waterways they may have formerly traveled.
Cajuns still compose the local heritage, however. Gumbo and fried alligator are definitely on the menu. And it seems that the devistation from Katrina has not put a damper on the wild antics surrounding Mardi Gras and other celebrations in the area. The map of Maine makes it look deceptively small. Any trucker who has traveled the length of I 95 in Maine will tell you that it is a large state.
You will see signs for moose crossings along the interstate and you may have a sighting of a black bear. Once you get north of Bangor, civilization gets pretty thin.
Maine DOT officers often drive dark blue Ford pickups and all have their own set of scales. Maryland recently joined the PrePass network- starting with the I 95 south bound Perryville weigh station I 95 mile marker 93 at the Susquehanna River Bridge.
Massachusetts uses unmarked vehicles in traffic enforcement, so be on the lookout. These are covered-wagon trailers that have a seemingly endless number of axles. The purpose is to increase the gross weights each truck can haul but are limited to foot trailers and shorter. For quite some time, Michigan would ticket a tri-axle foot trailer even if the gross weight was 80, They have changed this law and now tri-axle 53 footers are allowed.
Currently, Michigan is a split speed limit state. Trucks used to be limited to 55 mph in a 70 mph zone for cars. But the law changed on November 9, Now trucks are restricted to 60 mph maximum while cars are allowed 70 mph. Located in Bloomington just south of Minneapolis , it has more than stores, 50 restaurants and an aquarium. Complete that with a roller coaster and a log ride.
Oh, and there is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota, so get your wallet ready! This rate varies depending on the amount needed to maintain the underground storage tank UST cleanup fee fund.
Private carriers transporting taxable petroleum products must also enter an open Mississippi weigh station. No person, firm, or corporation of the State of Mississippi, or any subdivision thereof, shall be required to raise, alter, construct, or reconstruct any underpass, wire, pole, trestle, or other structure to permit the passage of any vehicle having a height, unladen, or with a load, in excess of twelve feet and six inches.
Full liability for damage to any structure caused by any vehicle having a height in excess of twelve feet six inches, shall be bourne entirely by the motor carrier or operator of the vehicle.
There are 10 CVE officers who are certified to perform Level VI inspections on vehicles carrying spent nuclear fuel shipments. All vehicles that have a registered weight of 18, pounds or more are required to enter the Missouri weigh stations when they are open.
If a vehicle is licensed for 18, pounds or less, they do not have to stop. However, police or commercial vehicle enforcement may choose to stop a vehicle with a lower weight rating at their discretion.
Trucks in Missouri are required to be less than 14 feet tall. They can be up to 15 feet tall if they are traveling exclusively withing commercial zones as defined by Missouri statute The maximum weight allowed in Missouri per axle is 20, pounds on the interstate and 22, pounds on non-interstate roads.
The maximum weigh allowed per tandem is 34, pounds on the interstate and 36, pounds on non-interstate roads. This applies to roads that are not marked with lower weight restrictions. The home of Shoji in Branson, Missouri! While we may not be able to find truck parking and go see the show- every trucker knows the billboards along I I 44 used to have some of the worst stretches interstate along with highways in Louisianna and Arkansas but in recent years, Missouri has really smoothed out the bumps.
Recreational vehicles are not required to stop unless they are in transit for delivery to a distributor or dealer. Any vehicle that weighs more than 10, lbs may be stopped for inspection and weighing at portable scale locations. They are a watch dog state. The DOT officer decided he was going to find something wrong- no matter what. When someone scrutinizes your paperwork with that kind of attitude, you can be sure he WILL find something wrong.
Tri-axle trailers with single tires a total of 6 tires rather than 12 for duals are only allowed 33, lbs in Montana. Nebraska has a museum that crosses over the I freeway at mile marker called the Archway Museum.
There are big fines for travelers who stop to take pictures of the sight. You can take exit number Great Platte River Road and go to visit the museum instead. The Sidney, Nebraska, store has ample truck and RV parking. Many of these establishment will advertise their services on the c.