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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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Western Beef

I managed to get home for Christmas, then I went back to work on Friday for a delivery at Western Beef and a second stop out in Port Washington.

 


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...


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...


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...


2016-08-11 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...


The big test (to get in)

My new load goes to Florida with a stop in North Carolina. I will be loading at Solutia in Springfield MA. When I got here I had to watch a video and pass a quiz to be able to enter. When I first got in it was pretty much like a new quiz to find my way through it all with no signs anywhere!