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Jack and Jill

After the usual Quakertown delivery, I took a 7/3 split to make sure I could get down to Swedesboro the same night to be ready for my 6 am delivery on Wednesday. I was actually supposed to go straight to Hazleton to pick it up after since it should have been ready by noon on Tuesday. It wasn't...


Quakertown

Started Monday with walking the dogs before dropping them off at the boarding place in Tipp City. Started pouring down soon after, but didn't last long.

At this point, I was an hour later out than usual, but no worries. When I got to Kopp Turkey around 11 two trailers were already load...


Sysco Cincinnati

It was a horrible start to this trip, not very long after I headed out of Loves on 78 I saw a lot of commotion going on in the westbound lanes. From the radio, I could hear a woman had been run over by a truck. 

Once I got to the shipper, things went fast. I called the phone numbe...


Just 80 miles

I arrived 2 hours ahead of my appointment on this load and was greeted by a very friendly security girl down at Dreyer's Great Ice Cream.

 3 hours later, they had a door for me. I tried to reach it by using PC/yard move, but the dumb Sonar was able to screw that.

Thankfull...


Homebound

It was a long way home from Boston to Columbus, but I did not run during the night this time. The heat and the truck that wouldn't idle at night plus the extreme headache I had made that impossible. I was popping pills to make it go away and it eventually did. I woke up around 8 am and was gro...


Produce to Boston

The two stop load I picked up in Hazleton Wednesday morning have been successfully delivered. I must say night driving is definitely not for me. I'm currently in  Chelsea MA, a city in Suffolk county, directly across the mystic river from the city of Boston. Just ran out of my 14 hours an...


Urgent load

It took literally forever yesterday getting unloaded up in Quakertown, but no worries. I got another 10 hour break down, which was needed because my planned delivery next day in Richmond Hill NY got canceled, they needed a produce load from Florida to be delivered in Elizabeth NJ and a second ...


Weekend

After getting loaded up with bananas on Wednesday afternoon my 14 was getting low and so was my energy levels so I pulled over in Carlisle at the company yard and called it a night. I had too much time on my hands for this load, but don't get me wrong, nothing is better than that.

I tr...


Return to Ohio

The delivery out on Long Island went thru like a breeze, just after 9 I rolled away towards Bordentown for fuel then bananas in Gloucester City. 

Once arrived at Del Monte and checked in I wasn't sitting for long before they called me with a door. Loading up went pretty quick toda...


Long Island ice cream

I went to Long Island for another Ice cream delivery for Marinas Ice cream today, I tried to get as close as I could, but not easy to park out here so I went to the old customer in Port Washington and parked on the street.

Earlier today I had a delivery in Quakertown which went pretty ...


Escaping from rain

Had a good sunny weekend, was able to buy a polisher and a grinder so hopefully, I can start polishing the rims on the truck next week. It's really needed. I got up early Monday morning to get ready for another week on the road. The day was gloomy with grey clouds and it was pouring down. I le...


Conklin NY

Lineage logistics is not a new customer, but Conklin NY is definitely a new place in the middle of nowhere. More exactly a couple of hours north on I81 from Hazleton PA. 

I wasn't much in a rush today either, but I did move from the Plymouth mall to Walmart in KoP to replenish my ...


A chill day

A pretty chill day I must say. Started this morning in Monroe Township NJ delivering the Tyson product to Costco on Costco Drive, checked in, and did all that stuff you do there. Was immediately assigned to door #144 and 2 hours later I was done and could leave.

My next dispatch howeve...


From Pottsville to Costco NJ

Calling it a night just about now, pulled over on the shoulder right after the tollbooth here at route 32 in New Jersey. I have this Tyson load going to Costco in the morning. The appointment is at 5 am. I picked this up at Tyson in Pottsville earlier, I'm actually pretty positively surprised ...


Late delivery in Quakertown

Was a great start to a new week, weekend was cut short because I decided to work Saturday. 

This week I'm back in Quakertown and after here I'm heading up to Tyson in Pottsville for some frozen meat to Costco in Monroe township in New Jersey


Back in Ohio

Must be one of the busiest days in months, I started out around 6 am in Hazleton and drove straight to Ohio, had a 30-minute break an hour east of Columbus, then headed to the Indiana yard to drop. I arrived at the yard at 18;00. Did the drop and used PC from the yard and home. I've been recei...


Weekends work

Seems like I'm back at the dog food factory again, but this time on a Friday. I decided to work this weekend so I got this load back out east yesterday, delivering today. The delivery of Velvet ice cream yesterday took longer than expected so I got short on my 14, which had me park early in a ...


Martin Brower

This week I'm going back to Enfield CT with a load to Martin Brower or McDonald's. Starting later this Monday feels good, get to sleep a little longer before heading out for another week on the road.

 My appointment for pickup was 13:00 at Interstate Warehouse in Hamilton OH. This...


Harrington Delaware

I'm back here again, started at 2200 last night, headed up to the cold storage in Hazleton to pick up my preloaded trailer, but there was a new inexperienced guy in the guard shack that had no clue what was going on and couldn't find my bills or my trailer. He told me to leave and come back la...


Wakefern in Jamesburg

Another week but no Quakertown this time, unfortunately. I did however get back east and this time to Wakfern in Jamesburg. I've been here a few times before and it's easy to get to. The place has overnight parking, high lumper fees, and tight spots, especially if you get here at the wrong tim...


No sleep again

Worked night from Sunday to Monday again, keep telling myself this is the last time. Once I ...


Burris part 2

I started this morning at 1 AM from Walmart in King of Prussia, Then headed up to the US cold storage in Hazelton to pick up my preloaded trailer going back to Burris in Harrington.

On my way up there it started to snow and it was a little white blanket down the road but didn't last ve...


Quakertown

The longest day here ever, waited from 10 am until 1700 before I was done, moved me between two doors because the warehouse was full.

I dropped the trailer at one point to head over to Walmart for some grocery shopping, on my way back I was pulled over by the police. I was driving on a...


Refused at Hershey

Finally back in Ohio after a very stressful week at work with two trips to West Seneca. Something that really sucked. I had to do a split to make it to my appointment the first day, but that spot made it impossible to get back the next day in time for my appointment.

When you're late y...


Tops frozen distribution

Got a load up to Tops frozen distribution center in west Seneca yesterday afternoon, and it looks like they want me so one more tomorrow. Not too excited about it since it's mostly backroads from Hazleton and up here with an average speed of 35-40 mph.

I guess we'll see how it turns ou...


Sleepless weekend

Worked two-night shifts over the weekend then headed to Pennsylvania Monday morning. Literally no sleep since Sunday 1 pm until Monday 10 pm. At least my paycheck will look good this week.

I arrived early at Simmons in Quakertown on Tuesday. Slept really well last night and the day tur...


Dog food

Another day with more turkey stuff to become dog food. Left home as usual, around 8 and arrived in Harrison at 10. The trailer was already loaded and could just hook it up and go. I was doing good on time when things are like this. Sunny beautiful day had me in a good mood, bypassed the scale ...


Siemens Delaware

Got waked up by a phone call early this morning, I should have turned the volume down I guess. I do however use the wind-down and sleep monitoring on my phone, but they called just after 6 which is outside the window.

There was a driver unable to pick up his load from Siemens, I've don...


Quakertown

I'm back with my Quakertown loads again, but this week I was also subject to a random drug test. I was called by my dispatcher Monday morning, wanting me to head into the office. No reason was given. Of course, that's a random drug test, but I've got nothing to fear.

I arrived at Kopp ...


Bakery load to Columbus

Finally back in Columbus after a very much stressful week at the eastcoast. My Thursday delivery of ice cream on Long Island was much delayed because of the previous delivery in Jamaica NY. When I was done I headed towards Vineland, but first a little pit stop at Loves in Bordentown for some f...


The banana room place

I'm back again in New Jersey, and this time it took me too a new place, the PFS in Elizabeth and Wakefern aka "the banana room place".

I was too tired yesterday so I called it a night at Walmart in King of Prussia. I left there this morning around 5:30 to make sure I could get to my fi...


Plumbing and trucking

An exhausting weekend is over consisting of pretty much work and little sleep. I worked on Saturday, taking a load from AmerisourceBergen to Whitestown. I was back home around 16:30, so it turned out to be just a few minutes under a 10 hour day. Rest of the day and Sunday was plumbing in the l...


Some 30 lights later

It must have been like 30 lights or so from the company yard in Olive Branch MS to my next customer, the US Cold Storage in Covington TN.

 I got checked in on time last night for my Walmart delivery, but wasn't done before midnight, just after my 14 hour expired. There wasn't much...


27 hours on 600 miles

Then I was headed 15 miles south of my previous destination to Americold to pick up a Walmart load going to New Albany in Mississippi.

I was there on time, about an hour before my appointment, and got myself checked in. Was immediately assigned to a door and the waiting started. About ...


Performance foods

Finally made it to my destination here at Performance Food Services in Montgomery IL. I started later than normal yesterday. I was going to pick up a preloaded trailer in Streetsboro OH at 16:00.

I arrived at the destination around 1500 and the trailer was already done. I guess I could...


Such a long day

This has been a long day. After getting unloaded at Sysco in Jamesburg today I was notified that they refused two pallets of nutrition bars, 520 boxes to be exact.

I called the os&d to let them know and was waiting to find out what the shipper would like to do about it. 2 hours lat...


Back to Jamesburg

Another trip back to Wakefern Foods here in Jamesburg NJ again, this time with a load from Abbott nutritions.

It got late last night so the little sleep I had felt amazing, even more amazing to pull in here tonight for some more sleep. They have overnight parking here. I will deliver t...


Indiana on a Monday

Some kind of maintenance at Kopp Turkey has me going to Indianapolis to load up for Sysco in Columbus. 

It was nice to start a little later for a change. I left home around 11:30, picked up my trailer at Huber Heights, then headed towards Indianapolis.

I was loaded up fair...


Back in Dayton

Back in Dayton today. I got my load of bananas loaded up in Wilmington yesterday at 17:00, unfortunately, a couple of hours late.

 This made my 14-hour clock cut me off too early, but I did my best trying to get to Columbus. I pulled over at the big rest area in Hebron, 30 minutes...


Dead tired

I was dead tired last night when I got to the customer in Aberdeen. I got done around midnight and slept some more over at Walmart. It was much needed, I could barely function when I woke up at 7.

I was going to start earlier, but no chance. I did however have hours to it, hours I'd ga...


C and S

Just done with another Tuesday, after delivering the turkey leftovers from Kopp to Simmons, I went up to the US Cold Storage in Hazleton.

 My next trip was back to the well known C&S in Aberdeen, a huge mess of a customer to say at least, but sometimes you might have good luck...


Saturday work

I worked this weekend, was a great day with a blue sky and sun. Started from home around 8, went to pick up my preloaded trailer in Lockbourne OH. I arrived at the customer, but the trailer wasn't really preloaded after all. 

After a little less than an hour I was ready to go, but...


York

Started off this morning from the company yard in Carlisle, but first, it was time for a truck wash. It's been a few weeks since the last, which is well overdue and also pretty embarrassing, I really dislike a dirty truck.

Made my way over to Quakertown with my newly washed truck, thou...


Warmer weather

It was warmer weather in Dayton today, in the low 40, which is great after all these cold days.

Started at 8:00, went to pick up my trailer in Huber Heights as usual and headed down to Kopp turkey in Harrison, but the load wasn't ready. I waited until a few minutes past 11 before I cou...


Romeoville

Finally made it up to AmerisourceBergen in Romeoville after a couple hours delay at the shipper. 

I arrived at the destination at 18:30 and got unloaded quickly. It was no more than maybe 6 skids so it felt like driving an empty trailer.

The trip went smooth, roads were...


Cold snow and fresh bananas

Made it the the usual place for my Washington Courthouse deliveries. The Loves at Jeffersonville, across the highway from the outlet.

I really dislike early deliveries like this, but it could be worse. I parked around 4, for a shower and some food, then I was chilling for a while watch...


Ice storm

This week started with some fresh snow that came overnight from Sunday, but not too bad and I started like I normal would on a turkey load from Harrison.

The rest of the trip to Quakertown went pretty smooth, the snow kinda disappeared as I got further east and it eventually started to...


New England

It's been an interesting week with some trips up to the New England area. After my delivery in Connecticut on Wednesday I went back to Bethlehem PA for another load up to Medline in Uxbridge.

Uxbridge is a small place just a few miles south of Worcester and about 30 miles west of Bosto...


Going to Connecticut

Another Monday is done, didn't sleep too well last night because of a dog in the neighborhood spending his night out in 16 degrees. Poor pup! Was a lot of barking and woke up me around 2 am. I did however get back to ...


Johnson and Johnson

I'm back at Qspi to pick up a load tomorrow morning at 9am going to Johnson & Johnson in Mooresville IN.

 Earlier today I started off around 7:30 from Walmart in King of Prussia, I was headed up to Wakefern Foods in Jamesburg NJ. After reading the Google map reviews my expecta...


Great Tuesday

Despite the crazy weather and the amounts of snow that came the last couple days this has been a great Tuesday. I delivered the Turkey carcasses on time in Quakertown at 10:00am. Got a low key stress free load that was dropped in the Carlisle yard bank to Jamesburg NJ. Now I got like 13 hour w...


Winterstorm 2021

A massive amount of snow is coming down, started on Sunday. Wasn't too bad in Ohio, but here on the east coast it's just insane. Expecting up to 20 inches by Tuesday.

I parked at Knight's Carlisle yard as I usually do on Mondays. The whole yard has close to a foot of snow and of course...


Dole deal is over

After shuttling Dole loads between Springfield Ohio and Bensalem Pennsylvania 2-3 times weekly since my last blog entry it's now over unfortunately.

Today I'm doing the first day of my new monday route which is turkey carcasses from Harrison Ohio to Quakertown Pennsylvania. It's used f...


Deadhead to Tennessee

Last night I had to pay $20 for a parking spot at TA in Cartersville GA. In the late afternoon yesterday my load switched and I had to deadhead over to Covington Tennessee from McDonough GA. It's almost 500 miles.

Started this morning at 8:00 a.m. and drove pretty much straight to Covi...


Georgia Georgia

Had the Monday off because of labor day, took out a vacation day for it so I didn't lose any money. started Tuesday morning in Columbus Ohio with a load from interstate Cold storage on Roberts road, to Kroger in Forest Park Georgia.

The cold storage was kind of slow getting me a door, ...


Bananas to Columbus

Soon weekend, just gonna shake off these bananas then head across the street and get a trailer loaded up for another driver.


Bethlehem to Monroe

It's been awhile since I updated but I'm still over the road doing my usual stuff. Today I'm going to u.s. Cold storage in Bethlehem to pick up a little load over to Costco in Monroe township New Jersey


Good morning from New Stanton

Good morning, there's been a while since I updated. it's been kind of busy lately with a lot of stuff going on at home and at work. I did the nyc as usual and then the rare noodles load from TMI in Brooklyn too Harrisburg. Was lucky and got it delivered and unloaded by 11pm same day even when ...


Made it to Columbus

I made it to the company yard in Columbus Ohio. I started this morning from Hunts Point markets in the Bronx, went down to Newark Delaware, and picked up my pharma load.

I was loaded up just before noon, then took the 95 south towards Baltimore and headed west on 70 over to Breezewood ...


Dangerous week?

I wonder if this week will be now dangerous than normal cause of all the protests around the country. Dayton had curfew at 9 p.m. this weekend, Columbus had at 10 p.m. While other cities like New York and Philadelphia were much worse.

Tomorrow I have a delivery in Port Washington and B...


Humid days

I love the humidity we had these last few days, feels like Florida. Actually, Pennsylvania is the second most humid state after Florida so it makes sense and I love it.

Now sitting here at the Blue Mountain travel plaza on the Pennsylvania turnpike being lazy, having a short break. I g...


Another hot week

Looks like we'll be getting a hot week, at least here around the nyc. Had my night at the rest area in Snow Shoe PA at usual and woke up to great weather. Traffic is also increasing here in the city which is not so good.

I got just two stops this week, one in Ridgewood and the other in...


Target

Dispatch called and changed my load so I didn't have to go all the way over to Mooresville Indiana. Instead I dropped a load in the Columbus yard and picked up another one to Target in West Jefferson. Just 20 minutes away. The appointment is at 1:30 p.m. and hopefully, I'll be home much earlie...


Ready for the weekend

Now I'm really ready for the weekend, the weather has been great over here on the east coast, but not so good in the area around home from what I've been hearing.

Used about half my day to get up to this customer from my last night's delivery in Mechanicsville VA. At least I have a few...


Raining in Ohio

Left Ohio like any other Monday yesterday, what's raining a lot and it's raining today as well from what I'm hearing. Here in New York the weather is great, warm and feels like summer. 

I got all three stops this week, some local runs in Pennsylvania before I'm heading back West.


Finally here

Finally here in Plainfield Indiana with the Siemens load. Getting unloaded now as I type. 

The drive over here was great, beautiful weather, but a lot of retarded drivers out there now. Obviously people are not staying home anymore.

Took my night 20 miles some east of Colu...


Snowshoe

I'm back at the rest area in Snowshoe Pennsylvania, ready call it a night. They have been good and pretty much like any other Monday. Milo that Springfield was slightly delayed but not too bad. 

I'm about 4 hours away from New York and I'll be doing that driving in the morning. Th...


Siemens to Indy

Then I'm back at Siemens in Newark DE for another load back to Plainfield IN. Yesterday went great like usual, nothing exciting to write about really. Been working on the bicycle project a little and watched a ton of Netflix movies.

I arrived here at 10:30 am and still waiting to get l...


Bensalem

Then I'm back at Bensalem again, finished my produce load in the Bronx last night, actually a little earlier than usual. Spent the night watching "don't fuck with cats" and had dinner. The show is dark but pretty good.

This morning I started just around 7 and went down to Qpsi in Flore...


Finally Friday

It's finally Friday again, ended my day early yesterday right after I dropped off the Siemens load. I was sitting at the yard all night watching Netflix, coding on the bicycle project, and eating pizza. It's wonderful not being paid by the miles, no need to worry about downtime. Only joy!

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Great day

Happy Monday, another week with more produce to New York City. Went to bed much earlier than usual last night so I could get up early and reset the house before I left. I succeeded! 

Now at Dole again as you can see, waiting for my load to get done. They're usually done around 130...


Late weekend

It's getting a late weekend this time because of my target delivery here at Target distribution Center in West Jefferson at 5:30 a.m. this morning.

Yesterday I was waiting pretty much the whole day at the Indianapolis yard, I eventually headed down to canara around noon for my 3 p.m. a...


End of the week

End of the week is getting closer and I'm here in Indianapolis with a little local load wrapping up my Thursday at 3 pm.

Tomorrow I'm picking up a load in the afternoon from Indianapolis over to West Jefferson. Delivers at the Target warehouse at Saturday 5:30 a.m.


No Bronx this week

No Bronx this week on my New York City delivery  which makes my day even shorter. just took the night last night here on the regular rest area in Danville Pennsylvania and I'm about to head the rest of the way now.

tomorrow I got a load from Johnson & Johnson in Florence New J...


Early night

I parked pretty early last night, around 8 at the New Stanton travel plaza. Was able to get a 12-hour down and it was much needed. I'm feeling pretty good now and I've got about seven hours from here and over to Plainfield Indiana.

Just after the sideling travel plaza last night there ...


Homebound

Another delivery finished in New York City, now having a little break at Walt Whitman travel plaza on the Jersey turnpike. I started a little too early this morning so I have time for this.

heading towards Newark in Delaware for a Siemens load back to Plainfield Indiana. Like I mention...


Another long day

It was another long day yesterday, I started the day at Hunts Point in Bronx drow down to qpsi for a load,  then headed all the way over here to Dayton Ohio and called it at night. It was a good run and it was good to get parked.

My previous dispatch with a local East coast run go...


Week 14

It's week 14 already and we had a great weekend, really warm weather on Saturday. It was great, but thunderstorms came and ruined some of it, but turned well later on. Sunday was good too.

Monday was another day back to work and New York City. They're still struggling up there and most...


The curve is not flattening

The curve that's supposed to flatten is just increasing here in New York City and the president wants to open the country very soon. Go figure. The numbers here are doubling every three days now and pretty much everyone I see around me is wearing masks.

You can feel the anxiety is stro...


Reefer problems

Been having some issues with the reefer on this trailer, it randomly shutting off due to an alternator/battery error so I decided it was time to fix it, so here I am at TA in Wheeling WV.

My banana load is scheduled for delivery tomorrow at Walmart DC in Washington Court House at 4 am....


White Toque

Haven't been able up update very much lately on this blog, mainly because I've been busy with work, my project and washing my hands. 

Things are really getting crazy over here now, they're shutting literally down everything except grocery stores and pharmacies. It's really scary t...


Same old, same old

Nothing new is going on here, still doing these New York City loads on Mondays and Tuesdays. My truck was turned in last week for body work, scheduled to be done when I arrived on Thursday, but it wasn't. Ended up in Indianapolis with a load dropped at Johnson & Johnson. I was supposed to ...


Beautiful day in Bronx

I just woke up to a beautiful day here in the Bronx. The sun is shining the sky is blue and the temperature is in the 50s.

I got done very late yesterday, the customers were really busy and I wasn't up here before 6:30. That's like 3,5 hours later than normal. My next load is from Flor...


Buying another house

Been looking for a house to buy the last couple of months found a couple but didn't move fast enough to get any. I'm already approved so everything should be ready. At least I'm learning the market and what to look for.

One was here in Dayton oh, Grafton Hill in fact. A historic, nice ...


Pineapples

Started this morning from Hunts Point produce market in the Bronx, had a load of pineapples going from Del Monte in Gloucester City New Jersey to Columbus Ohio.

Arrived just before noon and it was totally packed there. Trucks were lined up all over the place and their computer systems ...


2 hours delayed

I got two hours delay today because the trailer was not pre-loaded. I should have called and checked if they had the trailers earlier this morning but hindsight is always 20/20.

I did however meet a friend, who's also a truck driver here in the states. He's driving for Prime. We decide...


Kentucky

Got a load from Kentucky at the end of the week, with 3 stops. Two in Indiana and one in Michigan. Since I got here late I had to pay $76 late fee and they spent literally all day to load me.

Now it's almost 11 pm and in 45 minutes I've got an 8+2 split started and will head up to my f...


Hello again New York City

I'm back in New York City again after a long day on the road from Ohio. Started early this morning, picking up the usual load at Dole. Drove most of the day with just a couple of breaks. Once was actually just to get fuel. I also discovered a couple of retards drivers taking their break at the...


Axle alignment and b service

Well, the Dunkin donuts load to Ohio got canceled and replaced with a banana load from Gloucester City to Columbus instead. To me, that was a good deal. I also got called in for a B service and axle alignment.

Since I started out in the Bronx I didn't make it all the way back but made ...


Weekend work with issues

I was asked to work the weekend this time and I accepted. It was another produce load from Springfield Ohio to Hunts Point Market in the Bronx. I made it to the Delaware Water Gap on Saturday where I shut down. Drove the next 80 miles Sunday morning, starting 4 a.m.

I arrived at 6 a.m....


Watermelons

I had watermelons today, going from Gloucester to Jessup in Maryland. I started my day in the Bronx and headed down towards Philadelphia around 9 am. 

On my way down I stopped at Love's in Bordentown for lunch. Just after noon, I arrived at the Del Monte in Gloucester City. I didn...


Not enough hours

There are not enough hours to go from Dayton to Port Washington New York. Today I started at noon from home and I went straight over to Springfield to pick up my trailer. It was done at the usual time like 1-2 p.m.

With a delivery appointment at 9 a.m. next morning I need to be parked ...


Finally weekend

This was a messy week, mostly because of that bad start on Tuesday morning. The big round-trip got canceled and replaced with something that seemed better (at first).

I needed to deliver the pharma load at the customer today at 10 am, I showed up at the customer an hour before, but sti...


Finally here

After taking my night at a travel plaza on i-80 in Ohio I started relatively early. Somewhere between 8-9 this morning. I drove for a couple hours before i decided it was time for a late breakfast and shower, so I eventually pulled into Loves just off i-280.

it's always great with a sh...


Hos getting annoying

Another week and another load back to New York City. Now sitting outside R Best in Port Washington, waiting to get my hours back so I can drive the last 30-40 seconds into their yard and deliver.  It really starts to get annoying when you gonna be 2 hours late for your appointment just be...


A long day

I woke up at 2 am this morning, feeling super tired.  I showed up at Walmart security gate at 2:30 but was told I couldn't check in before 3:00 a.m. So I had no other choice than head back and wait another 30 minutes.

 When I finally got in, the unloading itself was pretty fa...


Walmart DC Gordonsville

Started my day 8:30 from TA in Bordentown, filled up the 60 gallons required for free parking and headed down towards Gloucester City to pick up my banana load.

I arrived just in time, a few minutes before 10. Checked in and less than 20 minutes later I was assigned to a door. The bana...


Bordentown with Domino's

Done with the deliveries in New York, but didn't get out fast enough to make it down to pickup my banana load in Gloucester, so it got picked up by somebody else. Instead I got another banana load to Walmart in Gordonsville VA, picking up tomorrow from glouchester at 10 am. A real bummer being...


Boars Head is history

Back in NYC again and now it seems like this will be my route until something better comes up. My beloved route with Boar's Head deli to Spring City PA has been lost. It's really sad, it was a perfect route, but I'm crossing my fingers for something just as good to come soon. Until then I will...


Going west with Siemens

Getting back to my regular schedule looks like, got this Siemens load from Newark DE to Plainfield IN today. It's been a few beautiful days out east, but on my way back west I was running into some gross weather around Somerset.

Wind was getting worse with fog, snow and rain. Temperatu...


To Bethlehem

I got a new dispatch this morning, a trailer from the Carlisle yard needs to be taken to Bethlehem PA. So I headed out of Bronx and towards Carlisle.

On my way down there they called me again and wanted me to take another trailer first, from the yard to a cold storage in Elizabethtown ...


The lost load

I was up early and didn't get much sleep last night, but i slept well for a few hours. The produce load out from Springfield was supposed to be pre-loaded at 13:00, I showed up on time and they'd just put the trailer in the door.

Trailer was done loaded between 15:00-16:00 so i left so...


Cliff bar baking company

Got the OS&D worked out this morning and now I got the cab full of small cups of frozen orange juice. 384 to be exact. I'll bring them home and drink them slowly. 

Last load before weekend was a load that was dropped in the yard, some organic syrup to Cliff Baking company, loc...


Gordon Foodservice

Woke up this morning, parked at the shoulder on the on-ramp to I78 just by Loves in Hamburg PA. I was done late at Gregory Packaging and was running low on hours. As we all know; not easy to find parking when it gets late.

Drove straight to Gordon Foodservice in Springfield with only o...


Off to New Jersey

The day went pretty smooth, got started with my first delivery around 9, then headed over to Foodnation where i did my second delivery an hour before appointment time. Was done at 1400, then off to Hunt Point market where I was scheduled for 18:00. 

Now I'm back in New Jersey. Fou...


Port Washington

Another trip to New York again this week. I was actually schedule for my regular route to Spring City. Oh well!

Started late today, was waiting at home for a guy to give me an estimate on insulating the house, but he got late so i rescheduled for next Monday instead.

Then I hea...


Candy to Loveland

First load in 2020 was to deliver the candy from Mars in Joliet to Classic Impressions in Loveland Ohio.

Once I was down there I just had to head back up to the Knight Transportation yard in Columbus. Getting some new efta stickers for 2020 and a new alcohol permit.

no I'm just...


Carbondale to Joliet

After my New York deliveries I went straight over to Carbondale PA to pickup a load from Millennium Packaging services going to Mars at the DHL plant in Elwood IL.

The trailer was as usual preloaded and I was very surprised there were people there at 6pm on a Saturday. Hooked up the tr...


A weekend in Bronx

After delivery on Sunday morning in Bronx I had no other load scheduled so I got stuck there for the rest of the weekend. I was way too optimistic to think that I would have a load on Sunday. 

Not very fun to hang around there for the whole Sunday, but Monday morning I got a load ...


Finally in Bronx

After a few hours delay I finally got my PO numbers right and I could continue my day. I'm finally here at Hunts Point market in Bronx. Rolled in the gate at 9 p.m.

Now I just have to stay here and wait until tomorrow morning where I will be unloading at 8 a.m. I currently don't have a...


My loads gone

Good morning and happy holidays everyone. Showed up at my 6 a.m. appointment at Dole Springfield here in Ohio, but  seems like my load has already been taken by another driver. 

They do have another trailer with a load going to the same location but with a different pick-up n...


Another Monday going east

Another Monday and I'm heading east again after a snowy weekend in Dayton. At least from Sunday with more snow Monday afternoon. Driving conditions were ok, but snow started to accumulate on i70 in Indiana, got better at I reached into Ohio. No delays at all and no accidents either. So all in ...


Just another Thursday with pharma

It was a very short day yesterday, parked overnight at Walmart. Enjoying the evening with dinner and Netflix.

Today was another day with a pharma load from Siemens Delaware to Indiana. Just pulled into the Hebron rest area for the night. As you can see a bunch of drivers have already c...


Snowy day

I'm back at Boar's Head in Spring City and it seems to be a snowy day. started very late like 1:30 p.m. from New Castle Indiana yesterday and arrived in Springa City this morning at 12:30 a.m.

Once I'm done here I'll be heading down to Walmart again to do s...


From Baltimore to California

A good week so far, delivered my Boar's Head load up in Spring City and had an extended rest outside Walmart in King of Prussia. 

Now I'm at MTC logistics down in Baltimore waiting for my load. The appointment was 1400 and I arrived on time but still I got to wait for a door. Not ...


Canada Dry

Must be my first load ever with Canada Dry, picked up yesterday from Pittston with an 1130 appointment. Now sitting here waiting to get unloaded at the Canada Dry location in Landover.

I parked about an hour away yesterday cause there's no place to park down here that I know of, but on...


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Hello again

Not much have changed since my last entry, but it's time with an update anyway. Basically the only changes is that I now got a new truck.

Still doing my Boar's Head loads from New Castle to Spring City as usual and I love it. Wednesday after my drop is a little bit random from one week...


Karma got me

Karma got me today, I was being cut off by a four-wheeler and it kind of made me a little mad so I honked at him for a while. Try to make him uncomfortable while he was working on destroying his own car.

Nothing happened though, we came out of it with no damages except for a little dam...


Back to Spring City again

Another week and I'm back to Spring City again with another Boars Head load. My previous load on Monday got cancelled so I had plenty of time to deliver this one, but first I needed to head into service in Columbus to fix my air condition. It now works and it feels great.

The customer ...


Another pharma load

Another load from Siemens to Siemens with vials. This is a standard load back to the Midwest or Plainfield Indiana where it's actually going. It's a good load and don't weigh much more than 14,000 lbs. Axles all the way to the front and let's roll. 

The location in Newark where we...


Quick week

The last few weeks have gone by really fast thanks to late Monday afternoon starts with loads from Boars Head. Picking up from New Castle IN to Groveport OH then back for another one to Spring City PA.

This week was just the same almost, except from an extra load going from the Columbu...


Extremely cold days

It's been a real winter for once around where I've traveled. Also lots of snow been coming down. I'm so ready for the weekend and I also had some bad luck this week getting a staph/mrsa infection on my skin around the face.

Before picking up a load yesterday in Troy I went to Urgent Ca...


Dunkin donuts

After my weekend there always a Monday and this time with another Dunkin Donuts load, but not to Mount Holly. Thank God!! It went from Columbus cold storage to Mokena IL. 

The trip was fairly short and appointment was 11am next day so I took my night at the pilot on us30 in Valpar...


Boars Head dedicated

Haven't been much updates here recently due to the fact I'm not over the road anymore, but doing a dedicated run for Boar's Head between New Castle Indiana and Groveport Ohio. Been doing this since March 2018.


Ice cream to Kroger

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 ...


Back to Knight

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 ...


Back to Knight

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 fo...


Friday morning, Pepsi time

Another day down at the Pepsi plant. They're all exactly the same except the routes on the board left for me when everyone else have picked theirs.

This week my car's in the shop to replace a broken oil pump so I'm using alternative transportation methods to get here. Because of that I...


2017-08-19 22:25:52

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...


Jersey City

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 t...


The banana room

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.


No bills for this trip

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 arou...


Beer to Des Moines

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 ...


Cabbage from Florida

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 ge...


Del Monte in Florida

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.

Hometime

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 ...


Pontoon Beach

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 t...


Back in Philly

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 the...


Fresh Express in Harrisburg

Was raining heavy last night in northern Florida on i95, decided it was time to call it a night, but I wasn't the only one thinking of that. All the rest areas were full, but without much choise to go any further I found a questionable spot there. Started this morning just before 8, but first ...


Florida Produce

Picking up a load for Fresh Express here at TKM farms in Belle Glade FL now, worst customer service I've seen in a long time performed by the two girls in shipping and receiving. Got here on time, but still waiting. According to Google Map reviews of the location I may have a long wait ah...


Wasted my whole day

My second load for OK foods down in Heavener OK yesterday totaly screwed my whole day. Waiting 8 hours before I was done loaded. Did and 8+2 split and left there around 1700. Drove most of the night, thru Little Rock and Memphis and pulled off to get some sleep a few miles down on 78 in Missis...


Back to Florida

On my way down to Russelville yesterday afternoon I ran into problems with my weekly 70 hour limit again, I've been to busy with the previous loads so I made it to a rest-area in Ozark AR. Spent my night there and took of next morning the last 50 minutes to Russelville and did my delivery. A l...


St Louis

Stopped for the night at a Loves truckstop here in St Louis Missouri side of town. I'm almost at my destination, only 550 some miles left.

Been starting at 5 the last two days so I can be able to squeeze in a few hours on Monday before delivery. That seems to be possible now. 

...

From Florida to Minnesota

Spent the Friday night on a tiny pilot truckstop just outside of Miami. Started early this morning at 5am, now at my second break on a rest area in Georgia.

Three more hours left on my clock, will park early so I can start early again tomorrow

Delivery is 1700 at Walmart in Man...


Texas run

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. Tw...


Reset in Las Vegas

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 ove...


From Boise with layover in Vegas

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 Bu...


With Heinz from San Diego

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 w...


San Diego in snow

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...


Snowstorms

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 m...


Fries from Caldwell

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 o...


From rain to chain

It started with rain and ended with chains. This load with soda from Sacramento to Spokane Valley suddenly turned into a real winter story.

Earlier on that evening when I was rolling out of Sacramento fully loaded with soda, it got dark and the rain was pouring down. I was getting tire...


Salinas California

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 th...


Amarillo tonight

Had a terrible night of sleep, truck ran out of battery. I started to idle then went back to bed, but 5 minutes later the idle alarm goes off and I have to get back up from the bed to either disable it or shut off the truck. Did this probably 3-4 times thru the night. I should just have let it...


Rain in subzero

SHowed up at Americold in Belvidere IL at 17:00 for my appontment, was done loaded and ready roll for Gas City IN aroun 20:00. It was very cold and raining. The combination of subzero degrees and rain was no fun, but didnt have any bad time with it except from one of the side roads on my way o...


A windy and wet reset in Chicago

Its been a pretty busy week apparently, I'm out of my 70 hours again and this time not even a single hour gained next day. I unloaded and spent the night on the streets outside Anthony Marano last night.

Drove down to Loves in South Holland next morning to finish the rest of my reset. ...


Fruit from the south

I was a little behind on this load due to the Last shipper in Nogales, but I'm now back on schedule. Less than 600 miles left means I will deliver to Anthony Marano on time somewhere between 1800 and midnight tomorrow in Chicago.

 


Christmas hometime with an unexpected twist

My hometime this year for Christmas got longer than expected due to the extraction of three wisdom's teeth. It was absolutely my worst dentist appointment ever.

I was at home for a week longer than planned due to the enormous pain I had, but Tuesday January 3rd I had to go back for wor...


From the dirty south to the cold north

Just done with my delivery at Ryder in Rochelle IL. My appointment was at 0400 and I backed into a door then went to bed. At 0830 this morning they knocked on my door and told me they were ready to unload. Done at 11:00 which gives me 5 hour detention pay. 

I was loaded up at Amer...


Welcome to the dirty south

The day ends here at Knight Transportation in Atlanta, GA after my delivery at Walmart In Brundidge AL.

Started this morning a little later than usual from Birmingham AL, drove 3 hours down to Brundidge for my 13:45 appointment at Walmart. This load was supposed to be picked up in...


2016-12-02 07:26:37

A slow start on my week at work. Spent pretty much the whole first day in the shop for a B service, but also got the front heater and my cracked windshield fixed. 

First load was delivered late at Armada in Greecastle PA so spent my whole day at the receiver next day waiting for a...


2016-11-25 07:05:06

Went to a thanksgiving celebration at my neighbours house yesterday.  it was fun. I also baked a cake. Black Friday starts early, so I went to some stores after, but there are no good deals anymore so I didn't purchase anything.

Today it's Friday, I'm early up and not sure what to...


Soon hometime

Finally at my destination and ready for delivery tomorrow morning then I'm heading home once I found a place to drop the trailer. Most likely 90 miles the opposite way to the Indy yard ugh...

Then I'm home for a week, lots of stuff to do unfortunately lol


2016-11-20 22:18:17

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
Did truly love the mademoise...


2016-11-20 00:09:26

Was a short day today, my 70 hour limit is on my back again. Drove about 5-6 hours from Petro Spokane to Town Pump/Flying J here in Butte. 

About halfway, just after Wallace ID it started to snow and cover up the roads in the mountain area, but got soon better once I was down...


2016-11-19 11:53:07

Went bed early last night, was super tired lol. Woke up early this morning because of the stupid sonar device starting to beep and talk. Noticed it was stuck on drive mode all night. 

Now even after my sleeper birth I'm out of hours because of it. Called the dispatch too have them...


2016-11-18 02:54:09

Done with my load from Fontana to Wal-Mart in Hermiston OR. Started 0400am this morning to finish the last few hundred miles I had left.

Now I'm at the Spaceage truckstop doing my sleeper birth, then I'm off tomorrow morning to pick up a load at Bluebird in Peshastin WA to be delivered...


Amarillo to California

On my way back west now to Fontana California with a load I picked up in Amarillo from another driver. We just switched trailers, he didn't wanna go west and I didn't wanna go east just yet.

Now having my break at my watering hole here at the Flying J in Kingman AZ. I've got about 5 mo...


Produce from west to east

Then I'm here, first pickup of a total of three going to be delivered in Philadelphia on Tuesday, but not my me. It will be relayed so I can go back west for a week more. 

Next stop will be back in Nogales, then the last in Maricopa. About 130 miles the opposite way.


Mexican trouble

I've got to the consigne on time today, but didn't help much cause they couldn't unload before they got approval from the customs in Mexico. They speak pretty much only spanish where I was, but they had one guy there they used to translate. Now I'm at the Pilot just 5 miles away waiting until ...


A New President

Woke up this morning with a new president. Was pretty tired last night, but tried watching the election on tv, but I failed and fell asleep. Drove 8 hours straight to Loves in Las Cruces, filled up my tanks, had a short break and drove another two hours to Flying J here in Lordsburg, NM. I hav...


Greley to Nogales

I'm now at a rest area south of Colorado Springs on I-25 just done a 10 hour break. Loaded up yesterday at Millards Cold Storage in Greeley going to Nogales, AZ.

My previous load, the ice cream from Henderson to Safeway was delivered on time. They unloaded pretty fast, but had to wait ...


Good times in Vegas

Finally in Las Vegas and I'm doing a reset,  but don't seem to be any office people here today which means there won't be a van to borrow.  I've been driving night for the last two days and I was supposed to drop this trailer last night, but they didn't accept any drops before Sunday...


2016-10-30 21:21:26

Had one long rest last night. Didn't start driving down here to Las Lunas before 15:30. My appointment was 18:30. Checked in about an hour before and got a door.

Now waiting for the buzzer to beep and get out of here. Will be loading in Las Cruces tomorrow morning, then I'll be heading...


2016-10-29 16:06:48

I got my load to Frito Lay delivered and dropped, then I spent most of the day at the Knight Transportation yard in Salt Lake City. 

Headed up to Logan to pick up my next load to Walmart in Las Lunas NM. On my way up there it was pitch black and heavy rain. 

The shipp...


Hit and run victim

Someone performed a little hit and run on me yesterday. I was unable to get their info cause by the time I got outside I saw him disappear. Called the police and filled a report, but chances to find the guy were slim. It was only minor damages on my driver side mirror.

Picked up my pre...


2016-10-26 21:06:05

The load is delivered and I'm now parked at the Petro here in Casa Grande. Been here since the am.

I also got a new load from Frito Lay here in Casa Grande to Salt Lake City, picking up tomorrow sometime before noon and will be delivered on the 28th. That's about 700 miles from here.

2016-10-25 20:25:40

Finally at my destination, parked at Loves 16:00 local time. Less than a mile from the receiver. Will deliver tomorrow at 09:00.

I made it to Flying J just outside of Albuerque last night and started there this morning around 7.


2016-10-23 21:56:08

Started this morning at the Road Ranger in Brazil IN around 0900 and drove down to Troy IL to fuel up then finished my day here at this rest area just an hour east of Oklahoma City.

It was a good Sunday drive with 639 miles and three long breaks. Now it's time for my daily can food din...


From Ohio to Arizona

Just arrived, but two hours late. No problem, load was not even ready. Waiting at the dock now. 

Dropped the other load this morning at Kraft, stopped by my terminal after to pick up some new trip sheets and a trailer.


Good night!

Will be shutting down here at the rest area just about an hour east of Columbus. Will deliver early tomorrow, appointment is 15:30, but it's just a drop so I should be good. Maybe time to stop by at home tomorrow after loading in Troy.


East coast then west

Got a late delivery appointment yesterday to Dunkin Donuts for a change. Took my sleeper birth at Bensalem and ordered a pizza. Now at Kraft foods in Allentown to load for Groveport OH. 

The receiver is horrible, been there before. May wait up to 12 hours, sometimes more and they ...


Hershey Chocolate then home

Home time is getting closer, just a couple more days or two trips more and I'm home. Just delivered the Hershey load tonight and now outside Walmart doing my sleeper birth.

Picking up a preloaded trailer tomorrow from Fresh express going to Food Lion in Greencastle. It's just 62 miles,...


2016-10-06 21:15:02

The Bellingham load was done loaded on the truck at 20:00, so we just waited an hour more and did an 8+2 split then drove about 300 or so miles down to a rest area south of Richland OR.

Next day we was ready to drive around 13:00, but because of the 70 hour limit we didn't get more tha...


Belingham Cold Storage

Then we are here, but not on time. Appointment was 11:30 and we checked in 12:20. Now it's 15:15 still parked by the curb waiting for a door. The first impression of this place was great, friendly people and ready to check in and get done.

Earlier today we completed the long trip we ha...


2016-09-27 08:43:39

Then me and my codriver is here at US Foods in Salem VA. Got a few hours late for our appointment at 10:00 yesterday and it got even worse when I was too short on my 70 to make it all the way down here.

We checked in this morning at 6...


Me and my codriver

Now me and my copilot in the picture been out on the road for about two weeks and we got two weeks left before we go home. 

We left home on August 13th and since then we've been in PA, NJ, NY, CE, MA, NH, ME, MD, VA, NC, SC, AL, MS LA, TX, AR, MO, IL and IN.

Tonight we are...


Colorado laundry time

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 s...


2016-08-11 13:29:44

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 Springfi...


Head over heels to Walmart in Pageland

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 ...


Donuts for the people!

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. Lo...


2016-08-05 10:34:18

Back in work now after a vacation in norway. It was wonderful and I really started missing my country now, so much it was hard to leave. Now I just wanna take my family and move back. 


Bananas for going home

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 ...


2016-05-09 11:38:32

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 da...


Ice cream

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 lim...


2016-03-30 20:56:23

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. 

Monday morning I wen...


With Pineapples from Galveston

Pine apples from Costa Rica to Columbus OH. The ship came in around 2200 and I checked in at 2330. Since all the pine apples has to be unloaded and inspected by US government its needless to say I was too early and my midnight appointment were going to be rescheduled. I went back to the truck ...


Welcome to Houston

Woke up at 0500am this morning for my first delivery in Houston, but was told to wait in the truck and they should let me know when they wad ready. At 0900am I was given a door. Couple of hours later I was empty and on my way to my next stop on the other side of the city.

I was of cour...


Meat for Forth Worth

Was almost out of hours yesterday and no idea where to park, both Loves and a TA down here in Forth Worth on I35 were packed. All the reserved spots were taken too. I managed to find a pretty nice independent truckstop where I paid $10 for parking,  but it's worth it. Actually a great pla...


Heading for Texas

The load was done earlier than expected, so at 10am I had allready picked up the trailer and was on my way south on I94. Fueled up a few hours later in Troy IL and kept driving for a couple of more hours until I decided to park at Flying J on exit 226 on I44.

I will have about 590 mile...


2016-03-18 18:42:11

Waiting here at the Speedway, the closest place I could find to the shipper. My short trip load I wrote about yesterday got cancelled and I got a new and better going to Texas with three deliveries in Forth Worth. Much better and more miles, maybe I can save the week anyway.

My load ap...


2016-03-17 23:30:11

Looks like the punishment for changing jobs have started, even before I've told them about my decision. Obviously they been contacted by my new employer. This week I've got lots of unpaid hours and just 5-600 miles. Delivering a load tomorrow morning at Walmart at 0800. Then loading at 1600 fr...


Shitty start of a new week

Well then I'm back home again after a pretty short and miserable day at work. I woke up this morning and was getting everything ready for another 3 weeks on the road. 

Ita started well, managed to find a pretty new empty trailer at the yard in Columbus too. Went to the Cloverfield...


2016-03-13 18:03:16

Made my own comment system today where you must login with Facebook to use it. Your comments will not be published to your Facebook page, only here on my blog. Next step is to make a user control panel where users can view all of their comments, I will also make a point system so you will rece...


2016-03-11 13:59:59

Finally got home yesterday after almost 4 weeks on the road. Now I'm getting ready to fix the control arm on the Silverado. 


2016-03-07 19:02:23

Was hoping and planning on getting home on Wednesday which seems like hard right now. After my delivery in Milwaukee on Saturday I got a Walmart load from Milwaukee with two deliveries, one in Pennsylvania and the next one in New York. Now at the Pattersonville travel plaza on I90 waiting...


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Americold Ontario OR

Then I'm here at Americold in Ontario OR. Checked in at 1700 and waiting in the door now for them to start unloading me. The trip started in Hawthorne this morning and the weather was great, but it got slightly colder on my way up here. I have not received any preplans yet so once I'm done her...


A night in Hawthorne

Then I'm in Hawthorne NV. Will stay here at the Golden Gate Plaza until tomorrow. Just a small town with a couple of gas stations. Have about 450 miles left. Appointment tomorrow afternoon at 18:00 in Ontario.


Wild Wild West Las Vegas

Ran out on my 70 hour today, still managed to do my two deliveries for Albertsons here in Las Vegas. Had to look through the whole week for unnecessary on-duty time to convert to off-duty. I still have all the pre-trip's and some other on-duty so I guess its all good. Now I'm just a few blocks...


2016-02-19 01:00:00

I'm now in Texas just about 140 miles from Forth Worth where I will deliver the fruit tomorrow at noon. Then I'm heading over to Sara Lee in Haltom City for delivery in Tolleson AZ Monday morning.


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Back to work..

Another shitty day at work. It was good with hometime, but all good things must come to an end. I'm getting tired of being home one weekend per month so shitty things will soon come to an end as well!. So let the job search begin!!


Snowy day in Massachusetts

Today started with a little snow that turned into more snow and more and more. Traffic on I91 southbound was very slow. Average 15mph or less. Finally made it down to I287 and weather got better. Now unloading at Boyertown PA. Only one hour left on my clock. Gotta find a place to stay. Tomorro...


Tim Horton like a hidden gem

Now it's time for some food. It's not often you find Tim Horton on a truckstop but tonight I did. Woke up on the rest area near the SC and VA stateline. Drove from there to here, just a few miles from Detroit. I have no appointment for this load yet, so no stress. My DM will call me once he kn...


Standby driver at your service

I'm back as a standby driver for Del Monte in Gloucester City NJ. Parked last night after driving from Ben & Jerry's in St.Alban VT to Hazleton PA. Now just getting some breakfast and try do some more work on my php game project


Gaffney

Loaded up a new load from Gaffney SC to Houston TX. On the picture some afternoon traffic jam in Atlanta GA. Now just done with my breakfast at Flying J in Hope Hull AL. I've got about 600 miles left and delivery is tomorrow the 13th at 2100.


2016-01-08 01:00:00

Then I'm on my second and last delivery for this trip. Walmart DC in Clarksville AR.

Was here early today so I spent a few hours in Russellville. Took a shower, had some dinner and played powerball. $800,000,000 in the jackpot tomorrow lol.

Soon out of hours too so once I'm don...


Goodnight from Matthews MO

I'm now at the Flying J in Matthews MO. Loaded up on Kraft in Champaign IL yesterday to Walmart in New Albany MS. Appointment time is 15:00 and I'm 4 hours away. No need to rush cause they won't let me in before an hour ahead of appointment time. Not so cold this morning, about 48F. Also got m...


2015-12-22 01:00:00

The start of a long line of trucks waiting to get into the MBM warehouse this morning. I showed up thirty minutes before my appointment, but was told to wait somewhere else and they would call me so I did. About an hour later they called and wanted me in door 23. When I got back, the lines wer...


50,000 miles

In the Columbus yard now waiting for my 7am appointment in the morning. Loaded up at Merchandise Warehousing in Indianapolis. Also did my 50,000 miles road check today.


Kentucky

In Kentucky now. Parked at 4pm. Started early this morning, once my load was done. Around 4am. Waited all night for it. Tomorrow there won't be no alarm clock for me! Good night


JJ Snacks

Got my load from JJ snacks yesterday. Was done loaded and ready to roll 15:35. I arrived at noon, because of roadwork and no right and left turns were allowed I spent about 40 minutes on that last quarter mile which turned into 5 miles. I'm now slightly behind schedule, but not to bad. Shuttin...


2015-12-15 01:00:00

Time to sleep now, about 30 minutes away from consignee, will be there tomorrow at 9. Then my next load will be picked up in the same area for delivery in Orlando on Friday.

Methuen delivery

Good morning, this is part of my breakfast, there was a youhurt too. Im not much of a big eater in the morning, so this is it. My load will be delivered tomorrow at Methuen MA, only 320 some miles left. Could have drove longer yesterday, but decided to park around 7:30pm here at Flying J on I9...


2015-12-13 01:00:00

Waited a few hours, then went to sleep. Woke up next morning and load was ready. This is taken on my way out. Now I'm at the Flying J on I95 exit 100. Time for bed..


Enfield

Started early today from Flying J and drove down to my first stop in Enfield NC and delivered at 13:30. Thats about 24 hour early. Then I drove a few hours more and parked at Flying J in Latta SC. My last stop will be at US Cold Storage in Lake City tomorrow. Appointment time is unfortunately ...


Cartoons in Carlisle

Now at the Knight Transportation yard in Carlisle watching cartoons on tv. Have a preloaded trailer to Delaware in the morning. Then bobtail back.


Dryvan to Macy's

Went to Walmart in Smyrna DE today, then bobtailed back to the Carlisle yard to pick up an preloaded trailer going to Macys in CE. Runned out of hours to get there in time so I pulled off to a rest area here on I84. Will start at 0500am in the morning. Good night!!


2015-12-12 01:00:00

Started early this morning to get my 2 stop load to Macys in Cheshire CT, got lucky and was told to drop the trailer on my first stop. No empty reefers there so I went over to my second stop anyway to look and found the one in the picture. It was pretty messed up and dirty, but otherwise fine,...


Jacksonville

Just parked at Pilot on I10 exit 343 in Florida. My last stop on this load is just a few miles away. Had my appointment rescheduled, but not before tomorrow anyway. At least it'll be in the morning and not afternoon. Also got a preplan that will take me back to Budweiser in Jacksonville and ba...


2015-12-07 01:00:00

400 miles since Tuesday and sitting since Wednesday. Now I had a load this morning they took away from me because o/o were priority!!


2015-12-06 01:00:00

Finally got a load for tomorrow, had to ho to Macys in Secaucus NJ. Now back at the Petro Bordentown NJ for a trailer wash at the Blue Beacon.