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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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