The very last cease for the 12 months for OOIDA’s tour trailer is at the TA Journey Center focused to the skipper of the Spirit of the American Trucker.
The Spirit is scheduled to be at the Boise, Idaho, TA for the weekend, Dec. 18-20. That is at Exit 54 from I-84.
It was committed as the J.D. “Doc” Osburn TA in 2016 when Osburn was named a Citizen Driver. TravelCenters of America, which operates TA & Petro truck stops, yearly acknowledges experienced industrial motor vehicle motorists for their citizenship and contributions to the trucking field. There had been 8 drivers named to the 2016 course of Citizen Drivers.
The Boise TA has parking for 171 tractor-trailers and a Place Satisfaction restaurant that is up and operating, open up 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The cease is a favorite of Osburn’s canine co-pilot, Sassi. The doggy place there is her favourite potty place.
Arrive Monday, The Spirit will get parked and Osburn heads property by means of the stop of the 12 months. There may possibly be a listing of honey-dos waiting around for him when he receives there. It will not be all do the job, even though. Some time with grandkids is heading to be labored in also, and he will get to rest in his real bed.
The open up cafe at the Boise TA is something he’s learned to not acquire for granted anymore after this calendar year and the coronavirus shutdowns. He claims providing cafe staff some good comments is in get.
“These individuals that feed us, they are seeking to be there for us although we are out on the highway and need to know they are appreciated,” he stated.
Osburn designs to strike the street early in the new year, halting Jan. 7 at the Petro Stopping Centre in Sparks, Nev. It is a big truck quit with 400 parking spaces for tractor-trailers.
Cease by when you see The Spirit
If you see OOIDA’s tour trailer, halt by and say hi to Osburn. He enjoys checking out about the Association’s functions and present-day issues. He usually has copies of Land Line Journal to hand out. You can be part of or renew your OOIDA membership for $10 off the common price tag there. Absolutely free face masks are available for any one with a industrial driver’s license at The Spirit. You also can get types for uninsured motorists to get flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccine vouchers at The Spirit.