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.
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.
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.
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.
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