I love driving in the western states, but yesterday I got a load back to Harissburg PA which got canceled cause I was out of 70. Today I'm just chilling at the yard in Denver.
Went for some shopping at Walmart with some other drivers and lunch at Dairy Queen. Now I'm just done with a shower and waiting for my laundry to be done.
My next load is tomorrow at Greeley CO to Phoenix AZ so I'm happy. Seems like I get to stay out west a little longer.
It got late fast last night. After working myself through two accidents in North Carolina things got better, at least a few hours. Drove I77 north through Charleston and up to I70.
Had a 5 minute break at the last rest area before Columbus, then I continued towards Springfield when I ran into the third accidents (picture) on this trip. This one was really bad. Got stuck on the freeway for three hours without moving an inch. I fel asleep for an hour or so during that time.
It started moving again around 5am and I arrived at the shipper around 6. Slept two more hours on the shoulder, then woke up little before 8 and did my delivery.
Now I'm waiting to finish my ten hour break so I can pick up my next load to Dunkin Donuts NJ.
Accidents and accidents. Lots of them today and I'm gonna run out of hours. Crossing my fingers. It's 6pm now and I've got 460 miles left to go.
Good morning, parked early at this welcome center just outside Fredericksburg yesterday afternoon. All the slow moving traffic made me nuts.
Had a good night's rest and now getting ready to finish the rest of the trip to Wal-Mart South Carolina in Pageland. That's about 350 miles from where I'm at.
But first the daily pretrip....
Parked and went home after my delivery at Wal-Mart yesterday. Spent a few hours at home before heading back to work this Sunday morning. Was heading for Mt Holly NJ. Picked up a preloaded trailer at the terminal and went straight here. Now about 11 hours later I'm parked on the street. Lots of space to park inside, but they care so much about their precious property that they don't allow overnight parking. On a sidenote, this place sucks!
Got my 1 year anniversary gift from Knight today! Time goes so fast.
Finally here at Del Monte Columbus OH delivering my last load after 4 week's on the road. I stopped at home last Saturday for a few hours. This load of bananas is coming from Del Monte in Gloucester City PA.
They seemed pretty busy here today, but I hope they can get me unloaded fast. Then of to the truck wash and home.
This week started bad with a trip to Walgreen in Windsor WI. I had an appointment at 1230 which of course destroyed the rest of my dat. This place sucks cause no matter when you get here your day is over. Took the rest of my night at a TA just two miles down the road. Next day I went to pick up a load from Kraft foods in Aurora to Dot foods in Mt Sterling.
After spending all Thursday afternoon and night at Dot foods I went over to the local gas station next morning to spend the whole Friday there. Later that day I got a load from JBS in Beardstown going to Fort Worth Texas with delivery Monday at 1600.
I drove down there which was just 15 miles, but the load was not ready and I waited for it about 12 hours.
Now I'm in Anna TX waiting for my 1600 appointment. This completes a week full of shit.
It's been a while since I updated my blog now. I've been home a couple of times since last update. My last trip was more than 2700 miles from PA to WA which lead to a pretty nice paycheck. Now I'm in northern CA on my way with ice cream to Laredo TX. Been struggling with my 70 hour limit the last few days, but don't wanna do a reset yet. I will make my delivery on time too. Had to park early today cause I feel like shit. Hopefully a little better tomorrow.
The pineapple load got me home after delivery at Kroger. They unloaded me pretty fast for a change and I was home around 1400. Had a good hometime as usual. Also got to see the whole third season of Bates Motel and was watching halfway through Helix season 2. On Sunday we celebrated Easter with our neighbors.
Monday morning I went back to Columbus, picked up the same trailer I left on Friday and headed over to Richs and loaded up a load to dunkin donuts in Westhampton NJ.
I delivered the load in NJ on time then headed down 95 and 70 to pick up a load for Nestle at Saputo Dairy in Frederick MD.
I arrived at Nestle tonight 30 minutes before my appointment time. At the door now with less than 10 minutes drive time left, but they have overnight parking here so I'm good.