Friday, March 23rd 2018

Got late with my ice cream load to Kroger. Checked in at 5:30am and left 9:30pm. Had just enough time or maybe a little short on time for my next load. 

It was a preloaded trailer at Boar's Head in New Castle Indiana and i made it over there around midnight, checked in and got the trailer. Headed back on 70 then 35 down thru Eaton and arrived at the customer in Lebanon at 2:45. That was 15 minute late.


Thursday, March 22nd 2018

Been doing the ice cream loads all week and paychecks are looking great and I'm home every weekend. My choice was right. This is great. 

Today my load was late and I've been waiting for a door since 5:30am. Time now is 4:30pm, got a door an hour ago, but haven't started unloading yet.

After here I'm going to New Castle IN to pick up a preloaded trailer that goes to Lebanon OH with delivery 2:30 Friday morning. 

 


Friday, March 16th 2018

After six months with Pepsi oi was time to go back over the road again, but only regional this time. At least for now. 

Got an older truck with about 400,000 miles on it, but that don't matter cause it's a Volvo with ishift.

Spent the first two evenings in it cleaning all the oily fingerprints from whoever had it before me and trying to clean out the odor and at this point I'm pretty happy with the results. No odor and just a few stains left that I'll take care of on my next hometime.

I'm supposed to be home every weekend, but the paychecks will decide so I'm trying that for a few weeks now and see how that goes.

Currently at Kroger with my late ice cream load waiting for a door and cooking some pasta dinner.


Wednesday, March 7th 2018

As you can see from the picture Im back at the Knight Terminal in Columbus. My time with Pepsi is officially over. The people working at the Dayton Pepsi plant were all good guys and there were alot of fun going on in the mornings, but the kind of work was not for me. I did however try hard for 6 months to stay there. Being home with family evey night was the only good part about it, but for now its back to Knight trying to do some regional driving that will take me home every weekend. 


Friday, February 16th 2018

Another day down at the Pepsi plant. They're all exactly the same except the routes on the board left for me when everyone else have picked theirs.

This week my car's in the shop to replace a broken oil pump so I'm using alternative transportation methods to get here. Because of that I'm down here about an hour earlier than my shift start. Not a problem really, gives me some time to chill out and prepare for the day.

 


Monday, December 18th 2017

Its been a while since my last update on this blog. I have in the meanwhile changed job and gone through some weeks training for Pepsi. I'm currently working as a swing driver which basically means I will do whatever work Pepsi need done. So everything from store merchandising to delivery driving. Today I was on bulk load which in my opinion is the best you can get. I started at 2am and done around 9am. 


Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Parked last night at TA Beto Junction, wouldn't have made it down here yesterday anyway. A crazy thunderstorm rolled in later that night and made it pretty cozy in my can trying to sleep zzzz

Woke up after a 10 and drove the rest of the way down to Tyson in Hutchinson and delivered.

Now I'm at the Loves truckstop chilling and waiting for my next assignment.


Monday, August 21st 2017

Early start today with a 5am appointment at Schnuks Distribution. I wasn't sure whether they had overnight parking or not here so I parked at Loves just 9 miles away last night. 

When I got here they have a big parking lot with overnight parking just outside the gates. Good to know for next time I'll be around.

Unloading was quick and expensive, in good Capstone style. At least the expensive part. $354 to unload.

Now I'm waiting for the paperwork which seems to take longer than the unloading.


Sunday, August 20th 2017

The opening hours had changed here at Anthony's so I came to closed doors. I wasn't the only one. Another Knight truck called me up on the cb and told me they changed their hours so I just parked and went to sleep.

Around 4:30 I woke up to knocking on my door, half asleep i worked myself out of the bunk and handed over the bills to the gentleman outside. Got a door right there. Backed in and went back to sleep. Around 8:30 they were done and I could leave.

Now just gonna get some breakfast then head over to Mars in Joliet IL for a load over to Missouri.


Saturday, August 19th 2017

Picked up a banana load from Port Manatee in Palmetto FL Thursday afternoon, then used the remaining hours and drove 75 up north across the Georgia stateline and took my night at the flying J on exit 2.

Started early next day, but my day was limited by the 70 hour limit so I had only 7 hours to drive. It was just enough to get me up to the Pilot at Mounteagle in Tennessee. I shut down there around 1500 and drove the rest of my trip the next day.

Before heading up to Anthony Marano in Chicago I stopped to meet my wife that came to meet me and to bring Pandora home. A couple of hours later I was on my way up to Chicago and now I'm here ending my trip.


Wednesday, July 5th 2017

We went back to Niagara falls after 5 years since last time. It was great, but my hometime is now over. It was a long weekend.

Now I'm at Walgreens distribution center in Jupiter, Florida, but unfortunately my next trip will take me back up to Maryland which reminds me of the upcoming boat show in Annapolis in October. I'm excited.

Buy the way, these guys dropped by for a visit while waiting at the dock today.


Monday, June 19th 2017

Picked up a preloaded trailer from the Indy yard yesterday, then drove to Dayton for an hour break at home. Left towards Columbus for my fuel stop then continued towards Carlisle where I shut down for the night.

Started at 0600am this morning from Carlisle, took 81 North then 78 over to Jersey City and here I am. An hour before appointment time. Now in a door getting unloaded.

 


Saturday, June 17th 2017

It was good with a few hours at home before heading down here to pickup this load at interstate warehousing in Hamilton oh. Next is delivery at Walmart in Gas City in. Also had the stupid smartdrive camera installed yesterday.


Thursday, June 15th 2017

It's been a while, but here I am with my next blog update. I'm now with a load of bananas at Wakefern in Newark NJ. They do have lots of overnight street parking and first come first serve. Wish I knew that last night.

Just received the phone call, now about to move over to door #4.


Sunday, April 23rd 2017

Delivered a load from Tyson in Lexington Nebraska to Tyson in Emporia Kansas Friday morning, went up the to Kansas City yard to sleep cause my next load was picking up from Lineage Edwardsville on Friday afternoon. Switched to a better trailer at the Kansas yard and headed down to Lineage around noon. Its so close so I drove down there early to check in and to drop my trailer. Once I was there I decided to stay attached to the trailer and wait,

I didnt receive no phone calls about door numbers so I decided to check in again to see if there was any updates, then I was told they were out of products needed for my load and it had been rescheduled to Monday. Now I got a little nervous cause I gotta be home by 25th. Called the dispatch in Phoenix and texted my DM. Went back to the KC yard and shortly after they tcalled a load going to Walmart here in Olney IL. 

The bills were not here, and the driver didnt answer his phone. He didnt know they were gonna tcall his load so he left with the bills. To make on time delivery I had to get going anyway and hopefully they would fax new bills from the shipper to Walmart. I parked around 0200am at the local truckstop here in Olney called Red Rooster Truckstop. It was packed but I found a sketchy spot outside on the street. Woke up next morning, called dispatch about the missing bills and soon after gotten the fax number from Walmart the bills were sent and I checked in.

Woila! Trip completed.


Thursday, April 20th 2017

Been busy with lots of small trips lately, now in Des Moines with beer from Budweiser in Fort Collins CO. Trying to get home to 25th so I can get on my plane next day.

Next load now is 300 miles west, yes the opposite way of where I should go. Picking up tomorrow at Tyson and deliver same day at Tyson near Kansas City.

I just called in to check what's next after that and they told me there were some loads to Indiana on Saturday the 22nd. So hopefully I'm back home on 25th.


Thursday, April 13th 2017

Back at Fresh Express in Harrisburg again, this time after several great trips to Florida. It's been some pretty good weeks overall. I'm hoping for more Florida trips. I can't express my love for Florida enough. 

My physical is about to expire in a couple of days so today after getting unloaded here I will head down to Carlisle and do it. 


Friday, April 7th 2017

Been a while since i posted on my blog, been just short trips recently and also some extra couple days home due to shortage in loads. Now I've been in Georgia with a tcalled load from Pennsylvania and some more tcalled loads in Atlanta. Finally I got something better that took me to Florida.

I'm now at Del Monte in Palmetto fl with a load delivering to Food Lion in Salisbury nc on Sunday.


Thursday, March 23rd 2017

I was pretty sure i was gonna make it home by on time until I got this load to Pontoon Beach were I ended up with no options other than going down to St Louis to pick up a load going west. With less than three days to my hometime I decided not to go further than Kansas City.

Shut down at the Knight yard in Kansas City with no news from dispatch, but next morning I requested an update thru the sonar. A few minutes later a relay was approved and a new load on the yard was mine to take, but it was going to Green Bay WI.

Took off and drove up to Green Bay, arrived around 2200 and shut down at the Country Express just of I43.

My appointment could have been allot better, it was at 1600, tried my luck by going over to the customer and asked if i could be unloaded earlier, but no. Waited a few hours, then they could unload me. Took them twenty minutes. That's a record.

My next load was at Americold in Darien WI, appointment at 1800. Impossible to make with a 1600 appointment three hours away. That load got rescheduled so when I got here i was told to wait until the morning. Hometime screwed for sure. Goodbye Mid American Truckshow.


Sunday, March 19th 2017

Went back to Hazleton on Friday with a drop delivere on Saturday, then went down to Flying J near Carlisle on US11 and took my night there. It was early, not even 17:00 when I parked. This morning I got up and went down south on I81 to exit 37 where I got a live load from Unilever going west to Pontoon Beach IL. Thats pretty much like Saint Louis so in this case Illinois wasnt so bad news after all.

It was a nice drive today from the shipper, it took me about 2 hours to get loaded and I made it to the Indianapolis yard with just 5 minutes left on my 14 hour. Now I'm here just about ready for bed and do the last 280 miles tomorrow with a delivery at 17:00. I've got plenty of time to make that so there wont be an early start on me tomorrow!


Thursday, March 16th 2017

Delivered the load on time at Fresh Express in Harrisburg, but they didnt have any empty trailers, dispatcher tried finding me an empty without much luck. Decided to stay over at Walmart next door until further. Got a message later on saying I should pick up a relay that was expected to be there later that night. 

The driver on the other load called me and said he was unable to make it up where I was so the load got cancelled and I went to bed after a while. Woke up this morning to another load picking up here at Gloucester City NJ going to Del Monte in Columbus. Went to the Carlisle yard and got an empty, cleaned of the 1 feet snow on the top of it and was ready to roll.

Now I'm sitting here at Del Monte in Gloucester City waiting in line for my load, there must be like 200 trucks here waiting.


Tuesday, March 14th 2017

Was raining heavy last night in northern Florida on i95, decided it was time to call it a night, but I wasn't the only one thinking of that. All the rest areas were full, but without much choise to go any further I found a questionable spot there. Started this morning just before 8, but first I had to slide my tandems one hole back as I forgot to do the night before.

The shipper down in Belle Glade loaded me pretty heavy in the front, I was exactly 34,000 lbs on truck and trailer tandems with less than a quarter tank and me being lazy and gambling I picked a scale too far away to check my weight. I should know better lol

Anyway, I've been planning my route accordingly, making sure I dont pass any scales with more than quarter tank of fuel. Now I'm at this rest area in Virginia with less than 300 miles left so I'm feeling good about this. Will start tomorrow and with a little luck with the morning rush thru Washington and Baltimore I should be right on time for my drop appointment.


Monday, March 13th 2017

Picking up a load for Fresh Express here at TKM farms in Belle Glade FL now, worst customer service I've seen in a long time performed by the two girls in shipping and receiving. Got here on time, but still waiting. According to Google Map reviews of the location I may have a long wait ahead of me.

The weather down here in Florida is of course great, its even great when its raining . Hometime is also coming up soon and I've got more stuff on the deck to finish so the dogs can use it.


Saturday, March 11th 2017

My second load for OK foods down in Heavener OK yesterday totaly screwed my whole day. Waiting 8 hours before I was done loaded. Did and 8+2 split and left there around 1700. Drove most of the night, thru Little Rock and Memphis and pulled off to get some sleep a few miles down on 78 in Mississippi.

 


Thursday, March 9th 2017

On my way down to Russelville yesterday afternoon I ran into problems with my weekly 70 hour limit again, I've been to busy with the previous loads so I made it to a rest-area in Ozark AR. Spent my night there and took of next morning the last 50 minutes to Russelville and did my delivery. A live unload, I could have dropped it but they only had a Kool Trans trailer and I didnt want it and I had no more loads that day either because of my 70.

Spent a few hours up on the Pilot in Russelville when my new driver manager called me with a load picking up in Forth Smith early next morning, there was no need to wait so I just left for Fort Smith. Now Im on  the Pilot in Roland OK just off i-40. Customer is only 5 miles away from here

Next pickup will be in Heavener OK soon after the other then I'm of to Winter Gardens FL.


Tuesday, March 7th 2017

Abbotsford is the first city of  Wisconsin with a population of 2291 in 2013. A slow growing town.

Picking up a load here from Abbyland Beef to Russelville AR with delivery Thursday at 10:00.


Sunday, March 5th 2017

Stopped for the night at a Loves truckstop here in St Louis Missouri side of town. I'm almost at my destination, only 550 some miles left.

Been starting at 5 the last two days so I can be able to squeeze in a few hours on Monday before delivery. That seems to be possible now. 

Delivery is at 1700 and i will be able to do the remaining miles before then.

Weather up here sucks, cold and grey.


Saturday, March 4th 2017

Spent the Friday night on a tiny pilot truckstop just outside of Miami. Started early this morning at 5am, now at my second break on a rest area in Georgia.

Three more hours left on my clock, will park early so I can start early again tomorrow

Delivery is 1700 at Walmart in Mankato MN on Monday. 


Friday, March 3rd 2017

Now I'm here at Martin Brower in Pompano Beach FL. A little tight to get in and not much better inside, but why do I care ? I'm in Florida again! Got backed into door #5 and the guy came out and cut the bolt seal on my doors. An hour later I was empty and ready to head for my next pickup in Medley FL. Picking up a load of bagels there to Walmart in Mankato MN.

The weather is beautful here, its even beautiful when it rains here, but today the sky is blue and sun is shining and have a mid 70 temperature. When I parked up near Fort Pierce yesterday it was above 90 degrees. Absoultely fantastic. Just can't get enough of this state.


Thursday, March 2nd 2017

On my way to Florida now, just entered the welcome center for a well deserved break lol.

My load goes to Pompano Beach, near Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Never been so far south in Florida so I'm excited. I can already feel the paradise feeling here at the welcome center near the Georgia Florida state line.


Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Finally I'm able to make an update to my logbook again after several weeks with nothing. I had a few trips since my last update, then i headed home for one week hometime. Which was spent building a deck. Didn't quite finish, but will do next time.

I went back to work on the 27th, picked up a tcalled loaf from the Columbus yard and drove to Gordonsville VA and delivered same day.


Thursday, February 9th 2017

Did not get enough miles last week, noticed that on my paycheck today. I was pretty much sitting the whole weekend and Monday. The load that was supposed to be picked up at 10am Sunday from JBS in Phoenix. It was 28 hours late and ready Monday at 15:00.

The load has four deliveries. Two in San Antonio and two in Houston.


Sunday, February 5th 2017

This Friday turned to shit, went with my dirty truck to Steamboat truckwash in phoenix to wash it. They charge more than $70 for a regular truck wash. Their cheaper option to $41 doesn't include any aluminum cleaning.

After I left I noticed my truck had streaks of soap and dirt all over and the catwalk didn't seem to be washed at all. They charge $35 alone for the aluminum cleaning which is included most other places and you pay just around $55-60 and the result is great. 

Later that day I got a shower at pilot which was ice cold, no warm water at all. Didn't have much choice so I kept jumping in and out of the shower to catch my breath.

Then Wendy's served me a mashed up burger that looked like the staff had taken turns in jumping it flat. Ended the day in Las Vegas after delivering groceries to a couple of Smiths stores.


Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Haven't been able to post much the last few days cause of my laptop having issues. Keyboard stopped working and even after removing the keyboard one key is still continuously repeating itself so it's not much to do. I suspect it to be a motherboard issue unfortunately.

I delivered a Budweiser load from Fort Collins in Boise on Tuesday then loaded up dairy products from Darigold later that afternoon. With to much time on this trip I decided to just stay overnight on the TA.

Yesterday I drive from Boise down 93 to Las Vegas. I knew the TA there gets full in the early afternoon so I reserved a spot. I usually don't do that, but sometimes you don't have a choice unless you wanna stop earlier and I love Las Vegas.

Delivery appointment is tonight at 2200 in Phoenix and I'm 6 hours away.


Friday, January 27th 2017

Got here early for my 1800 deliver appointment, but was told I didn't have an  appointment so I went over to Pilot and spent a few hots there before they called me. They should work me in. At 20:00 they called and I went over there to get unloaded. About an hour later they were done and I could leave. 

Finding a parking spot at this time around here is resist said than done so I ended up parked on one of the nearby streets after prowling the area for a while.

Now I'm back here again to pickup a load to Cheyenne WY, but first an A service in Salt Lake City UT.


Thursday, January 26th 2017

Getting loaded up late at Heinz in San Diego I started rolling up I15 towards Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Parked at the Fontana yard around 23:00 local time.

Woke up next morning to beautiful weather, blue skies and pretty good temperature, but I had to leave it all behind. Weather was good all day even up in northern California, had a thirty minute break just south of Benton. (Picture).

After my break it started getting dark, but drove another four hours and parked here at TA in Mill City.


Tuesday, January 24th 2017

Started out from Yuma AZ this morning with very little sleep due to Netflix watching and smartphone mania last night. Made my way  almost to San Diego then I ran into some really slick roads, lots of melted snow that turned to ice and wet pavement that was frozen. It was the pass about 50 miles east of San Diego that was bad. Traffic was stuck and four wheelers where all over the place, but mostly in the ditch. Trucks were going slow and alot were stuck in the right lane so we passed them in the left. Traffic was probably moving around 10 mph at the most and it took forever. I was allready about 30 minute late for my delivere, but ended up with an additional hour.

Finaly down from the pass I ran into traffic, didnt really matter what route I picked from here cause it was traffic on all of them anyway. When I reached the customer things went pretty fast, checked in with receiving and waited a few minutes until they called me and gave me a door.

Unloading was a little slower, but its okay. Guess I was done after three hours or so, then I went down to the Pilot and parked.


Monday, January 23rd 2017

Parked last night at Petro in Wells NV after driving from Hermiston and loaded up in Caldwell. Kinda boring place and no signal on my cellphone didn't make it any better. Watched TV, found four local channels with just crap except from one with an old family guy cartoon.

Woke up next morning, was expecting alot of snow because of the weather reports, but it was pretty good and the worst part wasn't starting before 11, so I had about three hours to get out of there. 

Drove seven hours straight in strong winds, some rain and minor snowstorms when I finally arrived at Loves on the 93 and I15.

Had a forty minute break then rolled on down thru Vegas,  then onto 93 south to Kingman where I found parking at TA.

 


Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Started this morning from the Space Age travel center, picked up an empty trailer from Walmart in Hermiston then headed south towards Caldwell ID. 

About 260 miles later I arrived at Simplot, checked in and got loaded pretty quick. They also had a scale there, but I scaled again on a nearby cat scale to make sure.

I drove down to Twin Falls then us93 south from there. My route suggestions wanted me to go to Salt Lake City and I15 south then us89 which is almost 100 miles longer. I'm now parked at the Petro here in Wells.


Friday, January 20th 2017

It started with rain and ended with chains. This load with pop from Sacramento to Spokane Valley suddenly turned into a real winter story.

Later on that evening when I was rolling out of Sacramento fully loaded with pop, it got dark and the rain was pouring down. I started getting tired and it git hard to see, also had a little over two hours left on my clock so I decided to pull over at the Pilot in Weed CA.

I was pretty sure it was gonna be full, but lo and behold, there were a few spots left and all I need is one. Finally parked and settled down I was ready for movies and dinner and enjoyed my night there. Little did I know of what was waiting next day...

 


Thursday, January 19th 2017

Just about 90 miles south of San Fransisco is Salinas when I'm at now. Got here on Tuesday night with my produce load from Yuma AZ. Dropped the trailer and any back about a mile to the pilot and started a reset.

Wednesday was very windy and lots of rain, but it was quite cozy inside the truck with all that bad weather outside. Spent most of the day chilling with Netflix watching season 2 of Blacklist. Yes I'm a Netflix junkie.

Today the weather is much better, the sun is actually shining thru and I'm waiting for a load, empty trailers are available down at Fresh Express soon as I get the preplan.

 

 


Saturday, January 14th 2017

Had a terrible night of sleep, truck ran out of battery. I started to idle then went back to bed, but 5 minutes later the idle alarm goes off and I have to get back up from the bed to either disable it or shut off the truck. Did this probably 3-4 times thru the night. I should just have let it idle thru the night instead. Woke up around 0800 more tired than before I went to bed.

Drove about 7 hours straight to Erick OK to fill up fuel and get some quick lunch which consisted of a danish pastry with raspberry and some kind of cream and a bottle of lemonade. The rain and thunderstorms were with me all the way from Springfield and down to Amarillo wherer I got tired and just wanted to shut down. I pulled of on exit 74 to Loves and parked. Now just sitting here, dont feel any tired of course so I might as well watch some Netflix before I finaly hit the bed.


Thursday, January 12th 2017

SHowed up at Americold in Belvidere IL at 17:00 for my appontment, was done loaded and ready roll for Gas City IN aroun 20:00. It was very cold and raining. The combination of subzero degrees and rain was no fun, but didnt have any bad time with it except from one of the side roads on my way out of the shipper.

Once out on the freeway the roads were good and salty, could run like normal, but the sleep caught me and I stopped at Loves to grab something to bite and a coffe.  Almost all they way from Chicago  the rain poured down, the temperature got warmer to around 45. I pulled off on exit 172 in Lafayette IN and drove the rest on US 26 and 35 to Gas City.  I arrived at the Marathon in Gas City around 2:30am local time.

I slept for about 3 hours then I went over to Walmart and completed my trip.


Tuesday, January 10th 2017

Its been a pretty busy week apparently, I'm out of my 70 hours again and this time not even a single hour gained next day. I unloaded and spent the night on the streets outside Anthony Marano last night.

Drove down to Loves in South Holland next morning to finish the rest of my reset. I'm still here watching the Blacklist on Netflix and just waiting it out.

Tomorrow my reset will be completed and I'll be back on the road again. Hopefully westbound.


Monday, January 9th 2017

I was a little behind on this load due to the Last shipper in Nogales, but I'm now back on schedule. Less than 600 miles left means I will deliver to Anthony Marano on time somewhere between 1800 and midnight tomorrow in Chicago.

 


Saturday, January 7th 2017

My hometime this year for Christmas got longer than expected due to the extraction of three wisdom's teeth. It was absolutely my worst dentist appointment ever.

I was at home for a week longer than planned due to the enormous pain I had, but Tuesday January 3rd I had to go back for work. Lost enough money already.

Went and did my road ready service in Columbus then got a trip from Troy OH to Casa Grande AZ. Just perfect. Now on the 7th I feel my jaws aching less and hopefully soon the 800mg ibuprofens are no longer Necessary.


Thursday, December 22nd 2016

Just done with my delivery at Ryder in Rochelle IL. My appointment was at 0400 and I backed into a door then went to bed. At 0830 this morning they knocked on my door and told me they were ready to unload. Done at 11:00 which gives me 5 hour detention pay. 

I was loaded up at Americold in Atlanta GA around 23:00 and rolled soon after I got my bills. Drove most of the night and took a 10 hour on a rest area in Illinois just across the Kentucky stateline. Picture is taken while driving next evening from the rest area. A beautiful sunset.

My next load will be over at Arzyta in Romeoville IL, going to Walmart in Washington Courthouse in Ohio.


Monday, December 19th 2016

The day ends here at Knight Transportation in Atlanta, GA after my delivery at Walmart In Brundidge AL.

Started this morning a little later than usual from Birmingham AL, drove 3 hours down to Brundidge for my 13:45 appointment at Walmart. This load was supposed to be picked up in Russellville AR on Saturday, but it wasn't ready before right after midnight.

My next load will be picked up tomorrow at 2100 from Americold here in Atlanta and will be going to Rochelle IL.


Friday, December 16th 2016

Been a while since I posted, I've been quite busy with late loads and short trips, and I was hoping to get west this time. I finally got a load to Temple TX which is west, but home time is soon here so I need to get back as soon as I got here.

Delivery was at Walmart in Temple, TX. Now I'm at the Shelby cold storage in Amarillo picking up a load going to Forth Smith, AR.

Pickup time was 7 according to the message, but they don't open before 8. Good thing I drove up here last night after my sleeper birth and not waited until after midnight as suggested.


Friday, December 2nd 2016

A slow start on my week at work. Spent pretty much the whole first day in the shop for a B service, but also got the front heater and my cracked windshield fixed. 

First load was delivered late at Armada in Greecastle PA so spent my whole day at the receiver next day waiting for a door.

Now on my third day in Mechanicsburg PA waiting to get loaded here at QPSI. This was supposed to be picked up yesterday, but I arrived this morning at 07:00 like planned so it's good. Going to Johnson & Johnson in Mooresville IN.


Friday, November 25th 2016

Went to a thanksgiving celebration at my neighbours house yesterday.  it was fun. I also baked a cake. Black Friday starts early, so I went to some stores after, but there are no good deals anymore so I didn't purchase anything.

Today it's Friday, I'm early up and not sure what to do. Think I'll be going to Homedepot or Lowe's. They start their Black Friday sales at 0600am


Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

Finally at my destination and ready for delivery tomorrow morning then I'm heading home once I found a place to drop the trailer. Most likely 90 miles the opposite way to the Indy yard ugh...

Then I'm home for a week, lots of stuff to do unfortunately lol


Sunday, November 20th 2016

Made it to Flying J in Mandan ND. Mandan was founded in 1879 and is the eight largest city in North Dakota with a population of 18300.

The city was named after the historic Mandan indians in the area.

By making it here tonight means I'm on schedule for on time delivery at Walmart on wednesday. Even though I should have had my hometime started on Tuesday because of my dentist appointment on Wednesday. 

We'll see how it goes, having it tcalled would be perfect.


Sunday, November 20th 2016

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
Did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment
With a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed
With T.V. Dinners and ginger ale
But when Pierre found work
The little money comin' worked out well
"C'est la vie", say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono
Boy did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records
All rockin' rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down
The rapid tempo of the music fell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

They bought a souped-up Jimmy
T'was a cherry-red fifty three
Drove it down to Orleans
To celebrate their anniversary
It was there that Pierre
Was wedded to the lovely mademoiselle
"C'est la vie", say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
Did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell
"C'est la vie", say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

 


Sunday, November 20th 2016

Was a short day today, my 70 hour limit is on my back again. Drove about 5-6 hours from Petro Spokane to Town Pump/Flying J here in Butte. 

About halfway, just after Wallace ID it started to snow and cover up the roads in the mountain area, but got soon better once I was down on the other side.

Tomorrow will be better, I'm gaining a full 11 hour and hopefully I'll make it to Flying J in Mandan ND.


Saturday, November 19th 2016

Went bed early last night, was super tired lol. Woke up early this morning because of the stupid sonar device starting to beep and talk. Noticed it was stuck on drive mode all night. 

Now even after my sleeper birth I'm out of hours because of it. Called the dispatch too have them fix it, after 45 minutes on hold I got thru and told them about it and now almost two hours later I'm still sitting with no hours and no logs fixed from those incompetent idiots. Also sent them a message about it.

I guess I gotta call back in and wait on hold for another xx minutes.


Friday, November 18th 2016

Long day today, started early to drive 3,5 hours up to Bluebird in Peshastin WA to load a few pallets of pears, then back down Kershaw Fruit in Yakima WA to load apples. 

Now I'm a couple hundred miles east at Petro on i-90. Pretty tired. Just had a boring subway meal. 

The next few days will only be driving to get the fruit to Wal-Mart in Gas City IN, then home.


Friday, November 18th 2016

Done with my load from Fontana to Wal-Mart in Hermiston OR. Started 0400am this morning to finish the last few hundred miles I had left.

Now I'm at the Spaceage truckstop doing my sleeper birth, then I'm off tomorrow morning to pick up a load at Bluebird in Peshastin WA to be delivered in Gas City IN.


Tuesday, November 15th 2016

Just 10 miles away from my previous load I'll be picking up my next load going to Wal-Mart in Hermiston, OR.

This is a nice and friendly place with a scale to weigh your axles before your leave. And it's free!

Good thing they had cause my trailer was too heavy in the front, even with the tandem slid all the way forward I was unable to get legal. Picture is taken with the tandem in hole #9 before adjustment.

99% of the time the holes between 8-12 is the ones to use with reefer trailers here at Knight.


Tuesday, November 15th 2016

A little late because I decided in the last minute to do an inspection on my truck at the Fontana yard, but there were no problems or delays at the receiver because of it so I'm good.

It's crazy tight and busy in here, probably one of the worst places I've been to. Now just got into a door and they start unloading me immediately. My next load is preloaded and being picked up in Rialto once I'm done here, then of to Wal-Mart in Hermiston OR.

It's a pretty hot day here in California today, need both my windows rolled down while I'm waiting. Pretty good for the middle of November :)


Monday, November 14th 2016

On my way back west now to Fontana California with a load I picked up in Amarillo from another driver. We just switched trailers, he didn't wanna go west and I didn't wanna go east just yet.

Now having my break at my watering hole here at the Flying J in Kingman AZ. I've got about 5 more hours to drive today. No stress, it's still early.


Saturday, November 12th 2016

Stopped here for some reefer fuel and then my 14 hour clock was out. Parked across the street at Speedco cause Loves was full.


Friday, November 11th 2016

Then I'm here, first pickup of a total of three going to be delivered in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but not my me. It will be relayed so I can go back west for a week more. 

Next stop will be back in Nogales, then the last in Maricopa. About 130 miles the opposite way.


Friday, November 11th 2016

I'm back here again to try get this beef unloaded. Showed up at 8 like I was told to and waited for about 4 hours then they were ready. They were actually ready at the same time the other truck pulled in here so I guess that's the one taking it into Mexico. From what I understand when I talked to them yesterday was they had no way to keep it cool in their warehouse..


Friday, November 11th 2016

I've got to the consigne on time today, but didn't help much cause they couldn't unload before they got approval from the customs in Mexico. They speak pretty much only spanish where I was, but they had one guy there they used to translate. Now I'm at the Pilot just 5 miles away waiting until tomorrow, been here all day since 11:00am.

Been killing time on Netflix and internet and the new premium Wi-Fi they offer at pilot and flying j's is pretty good and worth the money. It's alot cheaper than the extra gigabyte att&t adds when you run out.


Wednesday, November 9th 2016

Woke up this morning with a new president. Was pretty tired last night, but tried watching the election on tv, but I failed and fell asleep.

Drove 8 hours straight to Loves in Las Cruces, filled up my tanks, had a short break and drove another two hours to Flying J here in Lordsburg, NM.

I have about 200 miles left to Nogales so it's gonna be an early start tomorrow. My appointment is no later than 11am on Thursday.


Wednesday, November 9th 2016

I'm now at a rest area south of Colorado Springs on I-25 just done a 10 hour break. Loaded up yesterday at Millards Cold Storage in Greeley going to Nogales, AZ.

My previous load, the ice cream from Henderson to Safeway was delivered on time. They unloaded pretty fast, but had to wait three hours for my bills and pay a $171 lumper fee. Next time I'm not gonna move the truck an inch from the dock before I get my bills.


Saturday, November 5th 2016

Finally in Las Vegas and I'm doing a reset,  but don't seem to be any office people here today which means there won't be a van to borrow.  I've been driving night for the last two days and I was supposed to drop this trailer last night, but they didn't accept any drops before Sunday. 

Drove up to TA at Blue Diamond to park, but it was already packed.  Not really a surprise when it's 0100am Saturday morning. Even the paid parking was all taken or booked. Continued further up to North Las Vegas and parked at the yard. At least I got parked and Sam's club and In n'Out burgers are next door. 


Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

Then I'm here on the Memphis yard of Knight Transportation, ready to pick up a tcalled load going to Henderson NV. Don't know the trailer number right now, but no worries cause I'll be staying here tonight anyway.

Now doing some laundry, then I'll be heading for bed.


Tuesday, November 1st 2016

Walking in this darkness trying to catch some sunrays to lead me out of this misery.


Sunday, October 30th 2016

Had one long rest last night. Didn't start driving down here to Las Lunas before 15:30. My appointment was 18:30. Checked in about an hour before and got a door.

Now waiting for the buzzer to beep and get out of here. Will be loading in Las Cruces tomorrow morning, then I'll be heading to Memphis to switch trailers with another driver. My new load from Memphis goes back to Las Vegas.


Saturday, October 29th 2016

I got my load to Frito Lay delivered and dropped, then I spent most of the day at the Knight Transportation yard in Salt Lake City. 

Headed up to Logan to pick up my next load to Walmart in Las Lunas NM. On my way up there it was pitch black and heavy rain. 

The shipper was great and very friendly, I told them I was out of hours and they told me to drop the trailer at the door and they would load it while I took my sleeper berth. Woke up next morning and I was ready to roll.


Thursday, October 27th 2016

Someone performed a little hit and run on me yesterday. I was unable to get their info cause by the time I got outside I saw him disappear. Called the police and filled a report, but chances to find the guy were slim. It was only minor damages on my driver side mirror.

Picked up my preloaded trailer this morning, filled up a little fuel and headed up north. Now on I17 about 40 miles south of Flagstaff.

I will continue up on highway 89 then merge onto I15 later.


Wednesday, October 26th 2016

The load is delivered and I'm now parked at the Petro here in Casa Grande. Been here since the am.

I also got a new load from Frito Lay here in Casa Grande to Salt Lake City, picking up tomorrow sometime before noon and will be delivered on the 28th. That's about 700 miles from here.

 


Tuesday, October 25th 2016

Finally at my destination, parked at Loves 16:00 local time. Less than a mile from the receiver. Will deliver tomorrow at 09:00.

I made it to Flying J just outside of Albuerque last night and started there this morning around 7.


Sunday, October 23rd 2016

Started this morning at the Road Ranger in Brazil IN around 0900 and drove down to Troy IL to fuel up then finished my day here at this rest area just an hour east of Oklahoma City.

It was a good Sunday drive with 639 miles and three long breaks. Now it's time for my daily can food dinner.


Saturday, October 22nd 2016

Just arrived, but two hours late. No problem, load was not even ready. Waiting at the dock now. 

Dropped the other load this morning at Kraft, stopped by my terminal after to pick up some new trip sheets and a trailer.


Friday, October 21st 2016

Will be shutting down here at the rest area just about an hour east of Columbus. Will deliver early tomorrow, appointment is 15:30, but it's just a drop so I should be good. Maybe time to stop by at home tomorrow after loading in Troy.


Friday, October 21st 2016

Got a late delivery appointment yesterday to Dunkin Donuts for a change. Took my sleeper birth at Bensalem and ordered a pizza. Now at Kraft foods in Allentown to load for Groveport OH. 

The receiver is horrible, been there before. May wait up to 12 hours, sometimes more and they don't tell you when your trailer is done unloaded.

Delivery is tomorrow, then of to Troy OH to load for Casa Grande AZ.


Monday, October 10th 2016

Home time is getting closer, just a couple more days or two trips more and I'm home. Just delivered the Hershey load tonight and now outside Walmart doing my sleeper birth.

Picking up a preloaded trailer tomorrow from Fresh express going to Food Lion in Greencastle. It's just 62 miles, but they are paying me $200 for it which is pretty good.

Then back to Hershey to pick up a load to Mississippi, but it will be dropped at the Columbus yard. Then home!


Thursday, October 6th 2016

The Bellingham load was done loaded on the truck at 20:00, so we just waited an hour more and did an 8+2 split then drove about 300 or so miles down to a rest area south of Richland OR.

Next day we was ready to drive around 13:00, but because of the 70 hour limit we didn't get more than 4,5 hours that day so we made it down to Boise. Took a small break there until past midnight, got more hours and drove from there and down to SLC at night. Temperature was all the way down in the low 30s.

Arrived at Albertsons a couple of hours before appointment time, checked in and was done unloaded at 08:00. At the time of arrival the 14 hour limit was done and we spent the remaining hours and completed a 10 hours rest break on a nearby Flying J.

After the rest break we had gained a few more hours to pickup our next load at Hersheys in Ogden. Now shutdown at a Pilot in Evanston WY.

 


Tuesday, October 4th 2016

Then we are here, but not on time. Appointment was 11:30 and we checked in 12:20. Now it's 15:15 still parked by the curb waiting for a door. The first impression of this place was great, friendly people and ready to check in and get done.

Earlier today we completed the long trip we had from Columbus to Sumner. We was done just in time for me to send in the paperwork so I can get paid for the trip this week. Costco was a nice place, but nothing more. No restrooms and no overnight parking. Just a 2 hour staging area.

The night before we parked at Wal-Mart in Auburn, just 7 miles up north on wa167. Unfortunately Wal-Mart there allows only short time parking like a couple of hours, so we moved over to the outlet parking lot across the street. I was out of hours so I couldn't get far.

After about an hour or maybe less security chased us of there too, but he was friendly enough to tell us about as place where we could park which was just a few hundred feets down the street behind Chevrons.

Then finally it was goodnight!


Thursday, September 29th 2016

Isn't it lovely when you only get 3 hours of sleep and have to use the remaining 7 hours of your sleeper birth to drive in off-duty between two companies and unload.

That's what's happening today and it's not the first time in this company known as Knight Refrigerated. Yesterday I only got 4 hours of sleep when they called me at 03:00 and wanted to unload me.

Later that day I got a new load up to Woodruff in Springfield OH. Was supposed to be ready at 14:00, but dispatch told me I could start at noon. So I did silly me. Load was ready closer to 17:00 then I took of for the 9 hour long drive up to Ohio. Needless to say I was damn tired and only halfway. Driving gets a bit slower when I get tired so I had to drive the last 25 miles on off-duty to make it to the receiver.

So now I'm here still waiting to get done, then I'll pick up another Dole load to Wal-Mart in WI tonight at 22:00.


Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Then me and my codriver is here at US Foods in Salem VA. Got a few hours late for our appointment at 10:00 yesterday and it got even worse when I was too short on my 70 to make it all the way down here.

We checked in this morning at 6:00 and now we're just waiting to have then work us in. Next and last stop will be later today in Hickory NC.


Monday, September 26th 2016

I think I've come to the conclusion that Pennsylvania had to be one of the worst states to drive in.


Saturday, September 24th 2016

Now me and my copilot in the picture been out on the road for about two weeks and we got two weeks left before we go home. 

We left home on August 13th and since then we've been in PA, NJ, NY, CE, MA, NH, ME, MD, VA, NC, SC, AL, MS LA, TX, AR, MO, IL and IN.

Tonight we are at Wal-Mart DC in Gas City IN, there's one more stop in Pottsville before we start on our next load from Souderton PA to Hickory NC.


Saturday, September 10th 2016

Finally home after four weeks on the road. The chores are allready lined up. The days starts at 0400am and I'm not feeling ready for this. Hopefully things will get better ....


Sunday, September 4th 2016

Im here at the Loves in Aurora NE now. Parked around 1800 and there was few spots left. Once parked I could settle down with some dinner and watch Games of Thrones that I got from Walmart.

Unfortunately I forgot where I left of so I got season 3 while I acutally should have bought season 4. Kinds sucks, but not big deal cause I need to buy all the seasons anyway. Just wanted to start of with the season I hadnt finished first.

I still thinks the best scene is when Daenerys Targaryen gets her 8000 slave warriors and finishes the deal with that bald prick. I think I can watch that over and over again forever. Just loves it! :)

Oh and its my birthday today! :D


Wednesday, August 31st 2016

My deliveries around in LA made me a bit late, but I managed to pick up this load to Winco Foods just an hour late. Now I'm here in Boise ID and the load is delivered on time.

 


Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

I love driving in the western states, but yesterday I got a load back to Harissburg PA which got canceled cause I was out of 70. Today I'm just chilling at the yard in Denver.

Went for some shopping at Walmart with some other drivers and lunch at Dairy Queen. Now I'm just done with a shower and waiting for my laundry to be done. 

My next load is tomorrow at Greeley CO to Phoenix AZ so I'm happy. Seems like I get to stay out west a little longer.


Thursday, August 11th 2016

It got late fast last night. After working myself through two accidents in North Carolina things got better,  at least a few hours. Drove I77 north through Charleston and up to I70. 

Had a 5 minute break at the last rest area before Columbus, then I continued towards Springfield when I ran into the third accidents (picture) on this trip. This one was really bad. Got stuck on the freeway for three hours without moving an inch. I fel asleep for an hour or so during that time.

It started moving again around 5am and I arrived at the shipper around 6. Slept two more hours on the shoulder, then woke up little before 8 and did my delivery.

Now I'm waiting to finish my ten hour break so I can pick up my next load to Dunkin Donuts NJ.

 


Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Accidents and accidents. Lots of them today and I'm gonna run out of hours. Crossing my fingers. It's 6pm now and I've got 460 miles left to go.


Tuesday, August 9th 2016

Good morning, parked early at this welcome center just outside Fredericksburg yesterday afternoon. All the slow moving traffic made me nuts.

Had a good night's rest and now getting ready to finish the rest of the trip to Wal-Mart South Carolina in Pageland. That's about 350 miles from where I'm at.

But first the daily pretrip.... 

 


Sunday, August 7th 2016

Parked and went home after my delivery at Wal-Mart yesterday. Spent a few hours at home before heading back to work this Sunday morning. Was heading for Mt Holly NJ. Picked up a preloaded trailer at the terminal and went straight here. Now about 11 hours later I'm parked on the street. Lots of space to park inside, but they care so much about their precious property that they don't allow overnight parking. On a sidenote, this place sucks!


Friday, August 5th 2016

Back in work now after a vacation in norway. It was wonderful and I really started missing my country now, so much it was hard to leave. Now I just wanna take my family and move back. 


Tuesday, July 12th 2016

How to Get Facebook Access Token

STEP 1 - create the redirect_uri page

First, create a simple php script in your local web server, which has the Canvas URL (redirect_uri) you set creating your Facebook App in STEP 3. I set this URL to http://localhost/fb-tokens/. My local web serverDocumentRoot is /srv/http, so:

mkdir /srv/http/fb-tokens
nano /srv/http/fb-tokens/index.php

Put the following code.

<?php
print_r($_GET);
?>

This code will just print the php $_GET array, in other words what Facebook will pass to you from query string.

STEP 2 - authorize your app (give permissions)

On your browser, give the following url, where client_id is App ID and redirect_uri is the URL defined as Canvas URL

https://www.facebook.com/dialog/oauth?client_id=167252680143474&redirect_uri=http://localhost/fb-tokens/&scope=manage_pages,publish_stream

The part &scope=manage_pages,publish_stream of this URL defines thw permissions you will assign to your app.

Read about Facebook permissions:

  • an introduction here.
  • about Facebook publish_stream permission here.
  • about Facebook manage_pages permission here.

click OK

authorize your app to post to your friends on your behalf

click OK

authorize your app to manage your Pages

Get the code value

You will get somenthing like this

Array
(
[code] =>
AQCnhrD8RSxJRmGJdYCfFD33hGPv84xa-xqXKD1-3i3qmsPjqHODEn1cROQkYv6LSKhKlPBxkPHD9gUs-9W0GSwDJVvarX70QiLAYmcLsGhN2u0Ib1OF512TvMljg8WLjx0FaAFCB1DHiTqYE-6ZNtWqtZpe4aIecOw949QNcWbZOf2BiCH_yECCNfamKdatV5Nv1Oa1IvIi_8_zVGc_cQqujVC_O2Apkzyj7M1cypoucGc02NzpAQv3yPqCnIuz5TWglcvhr2YNL7HAClLW0ydWgmq7FyfXOfrbFLoRjd-GRTevmTCffA2iV_A1i-itStY
)

After getting the code value, give the following url, where client_id is App ID and redirect_uri is the URL defined as Canvas URL, client_secret is App Secret and code is the code got.

https://graph.facebook.com/oauth/access_token?client_id=167252680143474&redirect_uri=http://localhost/fb-tokens/&client_secret=29d8d368420dc1e81198fce224ac71c9&code=AQCnhrD8RSxJRmGJdYCfFD33hGPv84xa-xqXKD1-3i3qmsPjqHODEn1cROQkYv6LSKhKlPBxkPHD9gUs-9W0GSwDJVvarX70QiLAYmcLsGhN2u0Ib1OF512TvMljg8WLjx0FaAFCB1DHiTqYE-6ZNtWqtZpe4aIecOw949QNcWbZOf2BiCH_yECCNfamKdatV5Nv1Oa1IvIi_8_zVGc_cQqujVC_O2Apkzyj7M1cypoucGc02NzpAQv3yPqCnIuz5TWglcvhr2YNL7HAClLW0ydWgmq7FyfXOfrbFLoRjd-GRTevmTCffA2iV_A1i-itStY

You will get the Access Token (!)

access_token=CAACYHYyWcnIBAJ1LwRLTERQNXJ4qRCqoTf2pgs1V2AiZCOreWAH0bY2UKaoyD3elfcEZAZAs6fZAEYPAZC5OlU6ZCg8Org32D13LiencxZA0PsNzkQPPuZCiZAukgMnqLXM0F2ZBlYZAnZB08qVwOo6DgiCJSlkoZCb9VVs0ARsleZBcduzTQKZBvIcvjLZBXXr5ye8R4FcZD&expires=5183831


Thursday, May 26th 2016

Got my 1 year anniversary gift from Knight today! Time goes so fast.


Thursday, May 26th 2016

Finally here at Del Monte Columbus OH delivering my last load after 4 week's on the road. I stopped at home last Saturday for a few hours. This load of bananas is coming from Del Monte in Gloucester City PA.

They seemed pretty busy here today,  but I hope they can get me unloaded fast. Then of to the truck wash and home.


Monday, May 9th 2016

This week started bad with a trip to Walgreen in  Windsor WI. I had an appointment at 1230 which of course destroyed the rest of my dat. This place sucks cause no matter when you get here your day is over.  Took the rest of my night at a TA just two miles down the road.  Next day I went to pick up a load from Kraft foods in Aurora to Dot foods in Mt Sterling. 

After spending all Thursday afternoon and night at Dot foods I went over to the local gas station next morning to spend the whole Friday there. Later that day I got a load from JBS in Beardstown going to Fort Worth Texas with delivery Monday at 1600.

I drove down there which was just 15 miles,  but the load was not ready and I waited for it about 12 hours.

Now I'm in Anna TX waiting for my 1600 appointment.  This completes a week full of shit. 


Thursday, April 14th 2016

It's been a while since I updated my blog now. I've been home a couple of times since last update. My last trip was more than 2700 miles from PA to WA which lead to a pretty nice paycheck. Now I'm in northern CA on my way with ice cream to Laredo TX. Been struggling with my 70 hour limit the last few days, but don't wanna do a reset yet. I will make my delivery on time too. Had to park early today cause I feel like shit. Hopefully a little better tomorrow.


Wednesday, March 30th 2016

The pineapple load got me home after delivery at Kroger. They unloaded me pretty fast for a change and I was home around 1400. Had a good hometime as usual. Also got to see the whole third season of Bates Motel and was watching halfway through Helix season 2. On Sunday we celebrated Easter with our neighbors. 

Monday morning I went back to Columbus,  picked up the same trailer I left on Friday and headed over to Richs and loaded up a load to dunkin donuts in Westhampton NJ.

I delivered the load in NJ on time then headed down 95 and 70 to pick up a load for Nestle at Saputo Dairy in Frederick MD.

I arrived at Nestle tonight 30 minutes before my appointment time. At the door now with less than 10 minutes drive time left, but they have overnight parking here so I'm good.


Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Pine apples from Costa Rica to Columbus OH. The ship came in around 2200 and I checked in at 2330. Since all the pine apples has to be unloaded and inspected by US government its needless to say I was too early and my midnight appointment were going to be rescheduled. I went back to the truck parking lot on 33rd street which was a big unorganized mess, to sleep a few hours while I waited.

At 0400 they called me and I could come back and get loaded, sitting in line now waiting for a door at Del Monte.


Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Woke up at 0500am this morning for my first delivery in Houston, but was told to wait in the truck and they should let me know when they wad ready. At 0900am I was given a door. Couple of hours later I was empty and on my way to my next stop on the other side of the city.

I was of course late now, but got a door as soon as I got there. A couple of hours later I was done and headed to my third and last stop. No way I could make that appointment either, but I got there about 1,5 hour late. They were nice and friendly and got me at door immediately. Did my empty call and headed for the Katy yard to pick up a tcall going to Wal-Mart.

This load unfortunately didn't have many miles, but a little later they called me and asked if I wanted to go pick up a load at Del Monte in Galveston yo Columbus OH. Much more miles, of course I wanted that. 

Now I'm at the harbor in Galveston waiting to enter the gates at 1100pm. So I have a few hours to kill. I've never been this far south in Texas before and it's beautiful down here. 


Monday, March 21st 2016

Was almost out of hours yesterday and no idea where to park, both Loves and a TA down here in Forth Worth on I35 were packed. All the reserved spots were taken too. I managed to find a pretty nice independent truckstop where I paid $10 for parking,  but it's worth it. Actually a great place to stop if I'll be back here again. It's called the drivers truckstop. Located on exit 53A on I35SW

Now it's 6:30am and I have arrived at my first stop about 30 minutes early, waiting on the street. It's a small family owned business with no parking spots except from the ones in front of the docs. I see people are coming, but the ones in the shipping/receiving/reception is not here yet. 


Saturday, March 19th 2016

The load was done earlier than expected, so at 10am I had allready picked up the trailer and was on my way south on I94. Fueled up a few hours later in Troy IL and kept driving for a couple of more hours until I decided to park at Flying J on exit 226 on I44.

I will have about 590 miles to drive in the morning,  my first out of four deliveries is at Keen Meat in Fort Worth TX. The next three deliveries are in Houston. 

Will be watching a movie here at the truckstop tonight. :)


Friday, March 18th 2016

Waiting here at the Speedway, the closest place I could find to the shipper. My short trip load I wrote about yesterday got cancelled and I got a new and better going to Texas with three deliveries in Forth Worth. Much better and more miles, maybe I can save the week anyway.

My load appointment is tomorrow at noon so there is no rush and no need to go bed early or wake up early. Will be sitting here watching tv and read a book. 

 


Thursday, March 17th 2016

Looks like the punishment for changing jobs have started, even before I've told them about my decision. Obviously they been contacted by my new employer. This week I've got lots of unpaid hours and just 5-600 miles. Delivering a load tomorrow morning at Walmart at 0800. Then loading at 1600 from Fort Wayne IN to Burlington NJ with delivery appoinment on the 22nd. Sounds great huh? 4 days to travel 650 miles.


Tuesday, March 15th 2016

Well then I'm back home again after a pretty short and miserable day at work. I woke up together with my wife this morning and was getting everything ready for another 3 weeks on the road. It all started well, managed to find a pretty new empty trailer at the yard in Columbus too. Went to the Cloverfield Cold Storage and got loaded for Dunkin Donuts in NJ. Halfway through the load I got a phone call that I had to bring my loaded trailer back to the yard, another driver needed it cause he was going home. I went back to the yard and dropped my trailer and started waiting for a new load. After a couple of hours I got a new load with same shipper and same receiver, but appointment next day.


Sunday, March 13th 2016

Made my own comment system today where you must login with Facebook to use it. Your comments will not be published to your Facebook page, only here on my blog. Next step is to make a user control panel where users can view all of their comments, I will also make a point system so you will receive points for each comment and badges as a reward when you reach an X amount of points. Totaly useless for a blog I know, but its fun! :)


Friday, March 11th 2016

Finally got home yesterday after almost 4 weeks on the road. Now I'm getting ready to fix the control arm on the Silverado. 


Tuesday, March 8th 2016

After Walmart I went down here to the TA in Fultonville NY to sleep, I was so tired and exhausted. Can't remember when I felt so bad before lol. Anyway after a few hours sleep,  a shower, some food from McDonalds and some pain pills I felt better. Suddenly this truck backed in next to me, shortly after came a police officer and done some kind of DOT check on him. Checking the lights, horn,  brakes, wheels and everything. 


Monday, March 7th 2016

Was hoping and planning on getting home on Wednesday which seems like hard right now. After my delivery in Milwaukee on Saturday I got a Walmart load from Milwaukee with two deliveries, one in Pennsylvania and the next one in New York. Now at the Pattersonville travel plaza on I90 waiting for my delivery appointment at 0400 tomorrow morning. Crossing my fingers for a load back to Ohio so I can get home in time. This is my 4th week and that's enough for me. 


Thursday, March 3rd 2016

This is a test of some PHP code

	if(isset($_FILES['image'])){
		$errors= array();
		$file_name = $_FILES['image']['name'];
		$file_size = $_FILES['image']['size'];
		$file_tmp = $_FILES['image']['tmp_name'];
		$file_type= $_FILES['image']['type'];   
		$file_ext = strtolower(end(explode('.',$_FILES['image']['name'])));


		$expensions= array("jpeg","jpg","png"); 		
		if(in_array($file_ext,$expensions)=== false){
			$errors[]="extension not allowed, please choose a JPEG or PNG file.";
		}
		if($file_size > 15728640){
		$errors[]='File size must be excately 15 MB';
		}				
		if(empty($errors)==true){
			$temp = explode(".", $_FILES["image"]["name"]);
			//$newfilename = round(microtime(true)) . '.' . end($temp);
			$newfilename = round(microtime(true)) . '.' . end($temp);
			move_uploaded_file($file_tmp,"/xxx/xxxxx/xxxxx/xxxx/receipts/".$newfilename);
			echo "Success".$newfilename;
		}else{
			print_r($errors);
		}
	}


Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Finally ready to pick up my load to Wisconsin for delivery on Saturday. Waited at the pilot for 24 hours. Hopefully they will load me fast so I can get out of here.


Sunday, February 28th 2016

Then I'm here at Americold in Ontario OR. Checked in at 1700 and waiting in the door now for them to start unloading me. The trip started in Hawthorne this morning and the weather was great, but it got slightly colder on my way up here. I have not received any preplans yet so once I'm done here I will park at the Pilot down the street until tomorrow. Crossing my fingers for a south or southwest load again. This cold makes me depressed lol


Saturday, February 27th 2016

Then I'm in Hawthorne NV. Will stay here at the Golden Gate Plaza until tomorrow. Just a small town with a couple of gas stations. Have about 450 miles left. Appointment tomorrow afternoon at 18:00 in Ontario.


Friday, February 26th 2016

Now at Target in Rialto CA with Ice Cream from Henderson NV. Once I'm done here I'll be heading down to San Diego for a load to Americold in Ontario OR.


Saturday, February 20th 2016


Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

Ran out on my 70 hour today, still managed to do my two deliveries for Albertsons here in Las Vegas. Had to look through the whole week for unnecessary on-duty time to convert to off-duty. I still have all the pre-trip's and some other on-duty so I guess its all good. Now I'm just a few blocks from the Las Vegas strip on a truckstop called Wild Wild West with free parking up to 48 hours which is great. It's also alot of restaurants and motels around here in walking distance.


Friday, February 19th 2016

I'm now in Texas just about 140 miles from Forth Worth where I will deliver the fruit tomorrow at noon. Then I'm heading over to Sara Lee in Haltom City for delivery in Tolleson AZ Monday morning.


Thursday, February 18th 2016

Testing this



include "template/header.php";


if (isset($_GET['up'])) {
	$query = "SELECT experience.experience, members.level FROM experience INNER JOIN members ON members.id = experience.userID AND members.id = ".$uid;
	$xpdata = getContent($query);
	$currentXP = $xpdata[0][experience];
	$currentLvl = $xpdata[0][level];

	$query = "SELECT * FROM levels WHERE level > ".$currentLvl;
	$data = getContent($query);	
	foreach($data as $row) {
	
		if ($currentXP >= $row['xpneed']) {		
			echo "

Congratulations!

You have successfully leveled to level

";
			echo "
".$row['level']."
";
			
			$sql=$oDB->Prepare("UPDATE members SET level=level+1 WHERE id=:userid");
			$sql->execute(array(':userid' => $uid));
			break;
		}
		else {
			echo "

Sorry!

You need more experience!

";
			break;
		}
	}

}
else {
	echo "

Welcome to the Military Academy!

Wanna try level up ?

";
	echo "";
}

include ("template/footer.php");


Css comes here


blockquote {
	font-family: Optima, Segoe, 'Segoe UI', Candara, Calibri, Arial, sans-serif;
	font-size: 21px;
	font-style: normal;
	font-variant: normal;
	font-weight: 400;
	line-height: 30px;
}

and html markup

Type some code here


Tuesday, February 16th 2016

Another shitty day at work. It was good with hometime, but all good things must come to an end. I'm getting tired of being home one weekend per month so shitty things will soon come to an end as well!. So let the job search begin!!


Friday, February 5th 2016

Today started with a little snow that turned into more snow and more and more. Traffic on I91 southbound was very slow. Average 15mph or less. Finally made it down to I287 and weather got better. Now unloading at Boyertown PA. Only one hour left on my clock. Gotta find a place to stay. Tomorrow it's standby for Del Monte in Gloucester City NJ.


Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Now it's time for some food. It's not often you find Tim Horton on a truckstop but tonight I did. Woke up on the rest area near the SC and VA stateline. Drove from there to here, just a few miles from Detroit. I have no appointment for this load yet, so no stress. My DM will call me once he know tomorrow.


Saturday, January 30th 2016

I'm back as a standby driver for Del Monte in Gloucester City NJ. Parked last night after driving from Ben & Jerry's in St.Alban VT to Hazleton PA. Now just getting some breakfast and try do some more work on my php game project lol


Wednesday, January 20th 2016

After some time in the south the cold up here feels really bad but I will get used to it. Today unloading at GFS. My next stop on this trip will be Walmart in Bedford PA. Hometime is also getting closers :)


Thursday, January 14th 2016

I reached Houston today. Was 2 hours short on my hours last night. Appointment at 2100 so no need to rush cause they wouldn't let me in earlier than 2030 anyway. I checked in around that time and was done at 2am. Went a couple of blocks to Budweiser and picked up a preloaded trailer to Wichita Falls. Just parked now on a small shady truckstop across the street from the brewery called Texas truckstop.


Tuesday, January 12th 2016

Loaded up a new load from Gaffney SC to Houston TX. On the picture some afternoon traffic jam in Atlanta GA. Now just done with my breakfast at Flying J in Hope Hull AL. I've got about 600 miles left and delivery is tomorrow the 13th at 2100.


Friday, January 8th 2016

Then I'm on my second and last delivery for this trip. Walmart DC in Clarksville AR. Was here early today so I spent a few hours in Russellville. Took a shower, had some dinner and played powerball. $800,000,000 in the jackpot tomorrow lol. Soon out of hours too so once I'm done here I will park at one of the independent truckstops just down the street. Goodnight!


Thursday, January 7th 2016

Showed up at 1400 for my appointment at Walmart in New Albany. Checked in and got a door. This is the view from the truckers lounge they got here. It's actually just a small nasty bathroom. Pretty miserable!


Thursday, January 7th 2016

I'm now at the Flying J in Matthews MO. Loaded up on Kraft in Champaign IL yesterday to Walmart in New Albany MS. Appointment time is 15:00 and I'm 4 hours away. No need to rush cause they won't let me in before an hour ahead of appointment time. Not so cold this morning, about 48F. Also got my last week's pay which is very frustrating. No wonder the trucking industry in this country is in lack of drivers when you actually gets more by working for a fast food chain!!


Monday, January 4th 2016

Back to work after some time at home can be hard. The day started chaotic, but turned out pretty good anyway. I was northbound on 65 when I thought it was time to check my clock. Wow only 10 minutes left before my 30 minutes break. Was sure there was gonna be a violation, but 7 minutes ahead was a rest area!


Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Celebrating my wife's birthday tonight!


Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Went to a laundry place on mainstreet today to wash some very big items and Pandoras towels and blankets.


Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Started working on my old fuel game project again this Christmas, but had to change it from liters to gallons. Now it's kind of working, just need some drivers to start using it so we can find all the bugs lol


Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

Merry Christmas everybody. I was home at 2pm yesterday and its all good. Will have four days home, then a few days local driving before I come home again for new years eve.!


Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

The start of a long line of trucks waiting to get into the MBM warehouse this morning. I showed up thirty minutes before my appointment, but was told to wait somewhere else and they would call me so I did. About an hour later they called and wanted me in door 23. When I got back, the lines were even longer with trucks waiting on the street blocking all traffic. I tried unsuccessfully to get around them and got into trouble with another trucker who screamed and called me everything from a to z, so I backed my truck out. Then I checked my google map and took a loop around the block, came in from the other side. No traffic at all and went right into my assigned door. I smiled and laughed when I saw the grumpy face of the fucktard who screamed at me. Still there waiting in the line.


Monday, December 21st 2015

In the Columbus yard now waiting for my 7am appointment in the morning. Loaded up at Merchandise Warehousing in Indianapolis. Also did my 50,000 miles road check today.


Saturday, December 19th 2015

In Kentucky now. Parked at 4pm. Started early this morning, once my load was done. Around 4am. Waited all night for it. Tomorrow there won't be no alarm clock for me! Good night


Friday, December 18th 2015

Got here 1,5 hours before appointment, checked in with the guard and went around the building and delivered my paperwork. On my way back out to wait for my appointment they come after me and said they could unload me right now. Thats awesome, now just waiting for my paperwork which seems to take longer than the unload process lol :)


Thursday, December 17th 2015

Got my load from JJ snacks yesterday. Was done loaded and ready to roll 15:35. I arrived at noon, because of roadwork and no right and left turns were allowed I spent about 40 minutes on that last quarter mile which turned into 5 miles. I'm now slightly behind schedule, but not to bad. Shutting down in Brunswick GA. Delivery at 11:00 tomorrow in Orlando, about 4 hours from here.


Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Time to sleep now, about 30 minutes away from consignee, will be there tomorrow at 9. Then my next load will be picked up in the same area for delivery in Orlando on Friday.


Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Did my delivery on time. Now I'm at Hans Kissle loading for Donkin Donuts to New Jersey!


Monday, December 14th 2015

Good morning, this is part of my breakfast, there was a youhurt too. Im not much of a big eater in the morning, so this is it. My load will be delivered tomorrow at Methuen MA, only 320 some miles left. Could have drove longer yesterday, but decided to park around 7:30pm here at Flying J on I95 exit 100.


Sunday, December 13th 2015

Waited a few hours, then went to sleep. Woke up next morning and load was ready. This is taken on my way out. Now I'm at the Flying J on I95 exit 100. Time for bed..


Friday, December 11th 2015

Just parked at Pilot on I10 exit 343 in Florida. My last stop on this load is just a few miles away. Had my appointment rescheduled, but not before tomorrow anyway. At least it'll be in the morning and not afternoon. Also got a preplan that will take me back to Budweiser in Jacksonville and back up north on 95 to North Carolina.


Saturday, December 12th 2015

Started early today from Flying J and drove down to my first stop in Enfield NC and delivered at 13:30. Thats about 24 hour early. Then I drove a few hours more and parked at Flying J in Latta SC. My last stop will be at US Cold Storage in Lake City tomorrow. Appointment time is unfortunately on the 12th, but hopefully they will let me deliver early.


Saturday, December 21st 2015

My new load goes to Florida with a stop in North Carolina. I will be loading at Solutia in Springfield MA. When I got here I had to watch a video and pass a quiz to be able to enter. When I first got in it was pretty much like a new quiz to find my way through it all with no signs anywhere!


2015-12-12 08:59:08

Started early this morning to get my 2 stop load to Macys in Cheshire CT, got lucky and was told to drop the trailer on my first stop. No empty reefers there so I went over to my second stop anyway to look and found the one in the picture. It was pretty messed up and dirty, but otherwise fine, no damages. Now sitting at the TA Southington playing the waiting game again!


2015-12-12 08:59:08

Went to Walmart in Smyrna DE today, then bobtailed back to the Carlisle yard to pick up an preloaded trailer going to Macys in CE. Runned out of hours to get there in time so I pulled off to a rest area here on I84. Will start at 0500am in the morning. Good night!!


2015-12-12 08:59:08

Now at the Knight Transportation yard in Carlisle watching cartoons on tv. Have a preloaded trailer to Delaware in the morning. Then bobtail back.


2015-12-12 08:59:08

400 miles since Tuesday and sitting since Wednesday. Now I had a load this morning they took away from me because o/o were priority!!


Monday, December 7th 2015

This is what you get if you have an iphone. Double price!!


Sunday, December 6th 2015

Finally got a load for tomorrow, had to ho to Macys in Secaucus NJ. Now back at the Petro Bordentown NJ for a trailer wash at the Blue Beacon.


Friday, December 4th 2015

Been sitting here at the TA in Bloomsbury since yesterday. Think I just passed 24 hours too. No load yesterday and nothing so far today! Hopefully something shows up soon cause this is boring and I'm not earning shit by sitting like this!


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