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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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


Harrington Delaware

I'm back here again, started at 2200 last night, headed up to the cold storage in Hazleton to pick up my preloaded trailer, but there was a new inexperienced guy in the guard shack that had no clue what was going on and couldn't find my bills or my trailer. He told me to leave and come back la...


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...


Burris part 2

I started this morning at 1 AM from Walmart in King of Prussia, Then headed up to the US cold storage in Hazelton to pick up my preloaded trailer going back to Burris in Harrington.

On my way up there it started to snow and it was a little white blanket down the road but didn't last ve...


Burris part 1

Because of the long day at the dog food factory, I got up to the cold storage later than planned, but my next load from here was supposed to be preloaded so no biggie, but it wasn't.

I had them make this load preloaded while I took my sleepover at turkey hill, I also did the same with ...


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...


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...


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 ...


Dog food

Another day with more turkey stuff to become dog food. Left home as usual, around 8 and arrived in Harrison at 10. The trailer was already loaded and could just hook it up and go. I was doing good on time when things are like this. Sunny beautiful day had me in a good mood, bypassed the scale ...


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...


Lindenhurst

Today I'm in Lindenhurst out on Long Island to deliver another load of ice cream. I was close to running out of hours last night at the cold storage in Hazleton so I asked to drop my trailer and take my sleep elsewhere, which was fine. The live load got turned into pre-load.

I headed o...


The banana room place

I'm back again in New Jersey, and this time it took me too a new place, the PFS in Elizabeth and Wakefern aka "the banana room place".

I was too tired yesterday so I called it a night at Walmart in King of Prussia. I left there this morning around 5:30 to make sure I could get to my fi...


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...


Performance foods

Finally made it to my destination here at Performance Food Services in Montgomery IL. I started later than normal yesterday. I was going to pick up a preloaded trailer in Streetsboro OH at 16:00.

I arrived at the destination around 1500 and the trailer was already done. I guess I could...


Such a long day

This has been a long day. After getting unloaded at Sysco in Jamesburg today I was notified that they refused two pallets of nutrition bars, 520 boxes to be exact.

I called the os&d to let them know and was waiting to find out what the shipper would like to do about it. 2 hours lat...


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...


Dead tired

I was dead tired last night when I got to the customer in Aberdeen. I got done around midnight and slept some more over at Walmart. It was much needed, I could barely function when I woke up at 7.

I was going to start earlier, but no chance. I did however have hours to it, hours I'd ga...


Saturday work

I worked this weekend, was a great day with a blue sky and sun. Started from home around 8, went to pick up my preloaded trailer in Lockbourne OH. I arrived at the customer, but the trailer wasn't really preloaded after all. 

After a little less than an hour I was ready to go, but...


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...


Warmer weather

It was warmer weather in Dayton today, in the low 40, which is great after all these cold days.

Started at 8:00, went to pick up my trailer in Huber Heights as usual and headed down to Kopp turkey in Harrison, but the load wasn't ready. I waited until a few minutes past 11 before I cou...


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...


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...


Bananas to Columbus

Soon weekend, just gonna shake off these bananas then head across the street and get a trailer loaded up for another driver.


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...


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...


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 ...


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....


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


To Bethlehem

I got a new dispatch this morning, a trailer from the Carlisle yard needs to be taken to Bethlehem PA. So I headed out of Bronx and towards Carlisle.

On my way down there they called me again and wanted me to take another trailer first, from the yard to a cold storage in Elizabethtown ...


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...


Gregory Packaging

I showed up to Qpsi just over 9, got loaded and ready to go by 11.  The trailer was dropped in Tobyhanna a few hours later, to no surprise they had no empties up there.

I contacted dispatch who routed me down to Abbott in Bethlehem PA for one. They yard jockey wouldn't let me have...


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...


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...


Looking for an empty

Got one of these favorite loads from QPSI in Florence NJ today that goes to Johnson & Johnson in Tobyhanna, but you better be on time when picking them up else you'll be sitting over there all day.

Got to the shipper at 830, immediately put in a door and done by 10. A good start, b...


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...


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 ...


Jersey City

Picked up a preloaded trailer from the Indy yard yesterday, then drove to Dayton for an hour break at home. Left towards Columbus for my fuel stop then continued towards Carlisle where I shut down for the night.

Started at 0600am this morning from Carlisle, took 81 North then 78 over t...


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...


Back in Philly

Delivered the load on time at Fresh Express in Harrisburg, but they didnt have any empty trailers, dispatcher tried finding me an empty without much luck. Decided to stay over at Walmart next door until further. Got a message later on saying I should pick up a relay that was expected to be the...


Fresh Express in Harrisburg

Was raining heavy last night in northern Florida on i95, decided it was time to call it a night, but I wasn't the only one thinking of that. All the rest areas were full, but without much choise to go any further I found a questionable spot there. Started this morning just before 8, but first ...


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...


Fries from Caldwell

Started this morning from the Space Age travel center, picked up an empty trailer from Walmart in Hermiston then headed south towards Caldwell ID. 

About 260 miles later I arrived at Simplot, checked in and got loaded pretty quick. They also had a scale there, but I scaled again o...


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...


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


2016-11-15 18:04:19

Just 10 miles away from my previous load I'll be picking up my next load going to Wal-Mart in Hermiston, OR.

This is a nice and friendly place with a scale to weigh your axles before your leave. And it's free!

Good thing they had cause my trailer was too heavy in the front, eve...


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...


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...


2016-11-02 00:36:27

Then I'm here on the Memphis yard of Knight Transportation, ready to pick up a tcalled load going to Henderson NV. Don't know the trailer number right now, but no worries cause I'll be staying here tonight anyway.

Now doing some laundry, then I'll be heading for bed.


2016-10-30 21:21:26

Had one long rest last night. Didn't start driving down here to Las Lunas before 15:30. My appointment was 18:30. Checked in about an hour before and got a door.

Now waiting for the buzzer to beep and get out of here. Will be loading in Las Cruces tomorrow morning, then I'll be heading...


2016-10-29 16:06:48

I got my load to Frito Lay delivered and dropped, then I spent most of the day at the Knight Transportation yard in Salt Lake City. 

Headed up to Logan to pick up my next load to Walmart in Las Lunas NM. On my way up there it was pitch black and heavy rain. 

The shipp...


Hit and run victim

Someone performed a little hit and run on me yesterday. I was unable to get their info cause by the time I got outside I saw him disappear. Called the police and filled a report, but chances to find the guy were slim. It was only minor damages on my driver side mirror.

Picked up my pre...


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.


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 ...


Hershey Chocolate then home

Home time is getting closer, just a couple more days or two trips more and I'm home. Just delivered the Hershey load tonight and now outside Walmart doing my sleeper birth.

Picking up a preloaded trailer tomorrow from Fresh express going to Food Lion in Greencastle. It's just 62 miles,...


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...


2016-03-30 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...


Heading for Texas

The load was done earlier than expected, so at 10am I had allready picked up the trailer and was on my way south on I94. Fueled up a few hours later in Troy IL and kept driving for a couple of more hours until I decided to park at Flying J on exit 226 on I44.

I will have about 590 mile...


Shitty start of a new week

Well then I'm back home again after a pretty short and miserable day at work. I woke up this morning and was getting everything ready for another 3 weeks on the road. 

Ita started well, managed to find a pretty new empty trailer at the yard in Columbus too. Went to the Cloverfield...


Beer to Wichita

I reached Houston today. Was 2 hours short on my hours last night. Appointment at 2100 so no need to rush cause they wouldn't let me in earlier than 2030 anyway. I checked in around that time and was done at 2am. Went a couple of blocks to Budweiser and picked up a preloaded trailer to Wichita...


Cartoons in Carlisle

Now at the Knight Transportation yard in Carlisle watching cartoons on tv. Have a preloaded trailer to Delaware in the morning. Then bobtail back.


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!!


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,...


2015-12-06 01:00:00

Finally got a load for tomorrow, had to ho to Macys in Secaucus NJ. Now back at the Petro Bordentown NJ for a trailer wash at the Blue Beacon.