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.
Getting loaded up late at Heinz in San Diego I started rolling up I15 towards Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Parked at the Fontana yard around 23:00 local time.
Woke up next morning to beautiful weather, blue skies and pretty good temperature, but I had to leave it all behind. Weather was good all day even up in northern California, had a thirty minute break just south of Benton. (Picture).
After my break it started getting dark, but drove another four hours and parked here at TA in Mill City.
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.
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.
Started this morning from the Space Age travel center, picked up an empty trailer from Walmart in Hermiston then headed south towards Caldwell ID.
About 260 miles later I arrived at Simplot, checked in and got loaded pretty quick. They also had a scale there, but I scaled again on a nearby cat scale to make sure.
I drove down to Twin Falls then us93 south from there. My route suggestions wanted me to go to Salt Lake City and I15 south then us89 which is almost 100 miles longer. I'm now parked at the Petro here in Wells.
It started with rain and ended with chains. This load with pop from Sacramento to Spokane Valley suddenly turned into a real winter story.
Later on that evening when I was rolling out of Sacramento fully loaded with pop, it got dark and the rain was pouring down. I started getting tired and it git hard to see, also had a little over two hours left on my clock so I decided to pull over at the Pilot in Weed CA.
I was pretty sure it was gonna be full, but lo and behold, there were a few spots left and all I need is one. Finally parked and settled down I was ready for movies and dinner and enjoyed my night there. Little did I know of what was waiting next day...
Just about 90 miles south of San Fransisco is Salinas when I'm at now. Got here on Tuesday night with my produce load from Yuma AZ. Dropped the trailer and any back about a mile to the pilot and started a reset.
Wednesday was very windy and lots of rain, but it was quite cozy inside the truck with all that bad weather outside. Spent most of the day chilling with Netflix watching season 2 of Blacklist. Yes I'm a Netflix junkie.
Today the weather is much better, the sun is actually shining thru and I'm waiting for a load, empty trailers are available down at Fresh Express soon as I get the preplan.
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