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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stopped here for some reefer fuel and then my 14 hour clock was out. Parked across the street at Speedco cause Loves was full.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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....
Got my 1 year anniversary gift from Knight today! Time goes so fast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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 :)
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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.!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!!
Now at the Knight Transportation yard in Carlisle watching cartoons on tv. Have a preloaded trailer to Delaware in the morning. Then bobtail back.
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