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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 ...


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...


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...


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


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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.

 


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 ...


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 ...


Hunts Point produce market

Then we're coming to an end for this trip. Finally here at Hunts Point market with a delivery appointment tonight at 1830. 

Missed a turn when going up here from Ridgewood, was supposed to get onto 278, instead I didn't pay attention and went onto 95s instead. BIG MISTAKE! It was ...


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...


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 ...


Its been a while

Its been a while since my last update on this blog. I have in the meanwhile changed job and gone through some weeks training for Pepsi. I'm currently working as a swing driver which basically means I will do whatever work Pepsi need done. So everything from store merchandising to delivery driv...


A little hometime

It was good with a few hours at home before heading down here to pickup this load at interstate warehousing in Hamilton oh. Next is delivery at Walmart in Gas City in. Also had the stupid smartdrive camera installed yesterday.


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...


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 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...


Abbotsford

Abbotsford is the first city of  Wisconsin with a population of 2291 in 2013. A slow growing town.

Picking up a load here from Abbyland Beef to Russelville AR with delivery Thursday at 10:00.


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. 

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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...


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...


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...


Last westbound trip for 2016

Been a while since I posted, I've been quite busy with late loads and short trips, and I was hoping to get west this time. I finally got a load to Temple TX which is west, but home time is soon here so I need to get back as soon as I got here.

Delivery was at Walmart in Temple, TX. Now...


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


Sleepy nights in Mandan

Made it to Flying J in Mandan ND. Mandan was founded in 1879 and is the eight largest city in North Dakota with a population of 18300.

The city was named after the historic Mandan indians in the area.

By making it here tonight means I'm on schedule for on time delivery at Walma...


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 ...


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...


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...


2016-05-09 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...


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...


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...


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...


2016-03-01 15:11:39

Finally ready to pick up my load to Wisconsin for delivery on Saturday. Waited at the pilot for 24 hours. Hopefully they will load me fast so I can get out of here.

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.


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...


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...


Donuts for New Jersey

Did my delivery on time. Now I'm at Hans Kissle loading for Donkin Donuts to New Jersey!


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...