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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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


Velvet ice cream

I'm going with an ice cream load to a tourist attraction in Ohio, the place is called Velvet ice cream Ava is located in Utica OH just about 45 minutes northeast of Columbus Ohio.

I started yesterday delivering the Martin Brower load in Enfield CT, then drove 5 hours from there to Hazl...


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...


No sleep again

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


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...


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...


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...


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, ...


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 ...


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...


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.


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...


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 ...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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.


Boar's Head

Got late with my ice cream load to Kroger. Checked in at 5:30am and left 9:30pm. Had just enough time or maybe a little short on time for my next load. 

It was a preloaded trailer at Boar's Head in New Castle Indiana and i made it over there around midnight, checked in and got the...


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 ...


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...


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.


2016-09-29 11:54:37

Isn't it lovely when you only get 3 hours of sleep and have to use the remaining 7 hours of your sleeper birth to drive in off-duty between two companies and unload.

That's what's happening today and it's not the first time in this company known as Knight Refrigerated. Yesterday I only...


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...