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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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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


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...


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...


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...


Dryvan

Had a great start to the week until I went to Abbott to pick up a load to BJ in Massachusetts. They had it loaded on a dry van trailer, so the rest of the day pretty much sucked and it didn't help when the customer suddenly had stopped with overnight parking. It was like riding a bull without ...


What a day

I got some good sleep after my delivery last night, I went back to Diner 83 and slept until around 9. Woke up to a message from dispatch asking me to drop my empty at Abbott in Bethlehem.

After getting some food from the diner I started my trip up to Bethlehem to drop my trailer. It wa...


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...


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...


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...


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, ...


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...


Wonderful day

Another wonderful warm day here in northern Pennsylvania. I'm now at the US Cold Storage in Hazleton PA picking up a preloaded trailer going to C&S in Aberdeen MA. Not a long ride at all. Appointment is at 18:00. The receiving customer is average, but usually works out well. A nearby Walma...


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...


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...


Heading south

Today my trip it's going south, but not in a bad way. actually south from Hazleton Pennsylvania to Mechanicsville Virginia with a load for Supervalu.

Just pulled into the welcome Center here in Maryland for a 30 minute break. I recently discovered a new podcast that's pretty cool, it's...


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.


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...


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 ...


Going to the hotspot

Another weekend down, but I literally only stayed home expect for a short trip to the grocery store.

No I'm back on the road again for another trip to New York City, but this will probably be my last one for a while until things gets better.

Just pulled over here at the r...


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 ...


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...


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....


Another late night in Bronx

Another late night delivery in Bronx, just backed into their ramp and now waiting for them to come in at 6. They they won't be ready to work before closer to 7 anyway.

It looks like that big round trip with 2000+ miles in three days they gave me earlier today have been cancelled. It wa...


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...


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...


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 ...


Back to Pennsylvania

After a day in New York I had finished my deliveries and spent the night at Hunts Point market.

The next day I found my way down to TMI trading in Brooklyn, at first a very intimidating place cause of the way you need to back in. 90 degrees from the street and into a garage. Not too mu...


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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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...


First load of 2019

My first load of 2019 goes from my own backyard Vandalia to Janesville WI. A Dollar General load with Downy soap from Procter & Gamble.

Picture is on my way thru Chicago on i-94. You can see Willis Tower in the background.


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.

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...


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...


Off to Virginia

Finally, I'm able to make an update to my logbook again after several weeks with nothing. I had a few trips since my last update, then I headed home for one-week hometime. Which was spent building a deck. I didn't quite finish, but I will do it next time.

I went back to work on the 27t...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Beef to Mexico

I'm back here again to try get this beef unloaded. Showed up at 8 like I was told to and waited for about 4 hours then they were ready. They were actually ready at the same time the other truck pulled in here so I guess that's the one taking it into Mexico. From what I understand when I talked...


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 ...


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...


2016-10-06 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...


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...


Potholes

Nothing much going on, but had a bad luck with my routes lately. Only potholes like Indiana.


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...


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. 


2016-07-12 22:05:34

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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...


Target Rialto

Now at Target in Rialto CA with Ice Cream from Henderson NV. Once I'm done here I'll be heading down to San Diego for a load to Americold in Ontario OR.


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


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!!