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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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