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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!