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.
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.
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