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BJ wholesale

Then I'm back again at BJ wholesale distribution center in Uxbridge  MA. I arrived early and tried to see if I could check-in, but was told no appointment was made for this load.

With no appointment, things start to look bad, but I headed over to the McDonald's where there's some ...


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...


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...


Weekend

Finally home after a pretty unusual week, not a bad week. Just unusual. I arrived yesterday in the afternoon at the Lineage warehouse in Conklin NY, but they were not able to get me unloaded early. Not a surprise really, I've been in this game for a while now.

I was directed to park in...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


Whitestown

Another weekend load to whitestown. This time there were no fuel leak, no grey clouds. Just positive things like a clear blue sky and a big warm sun. The trip was a breeze and I was home early. Like just after 16:00. Perfect day for some weekend work.


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...


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...


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, ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


First sign of Christmas

First sign of Christmas was early, seems like it's getting earlier for every year, but the first taste of Christmas was today after buying a box of gingerbread cookies at Walmart.

Now I like to bake, but it's been a while and every time I attempted to make gingerbread cookies they pret...


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...


Friendliest store in town ?

Early start today with a 5am appointment at Schnuks Distribution. I wasn't sure whether they had overnight parking or not here so I parked at Loves just 9 miles away last night. 

When I got here they have a big parking lot with overnight parking just outside the gates. Good to kno...


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...


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...


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...


Americold in Ontario OR

Got here early for my 1800 deliver appointment, but was told I didn't have an  appointment so I went over to Pilot and spent a few hots there before they called me. They should work me in. At 20:00 they called and I went over there to get unloaded. About an hour later they were done and I...


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...


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 22:16:54

Long day today, started early to drive 3,5 hours up to Bluebird in Peshastin WA to load a few pallets of pears, then back down Kershaw Fruit in Yakima WA to load apples. 

Now I'm a couple hundred miles east at Petro on i-90. Pretty tired. Just had a boring subway meal. 

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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...


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...


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.


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


2016-01-08 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...


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


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 ...


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,...