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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


Siemens to Indy

Then I'm back at Siemens in Newark DE for another load back to Plainfield IN. Yesterday went great like usual, nothing exciting to write about really. Been working on the bicycle project a little and watched a ton of Netflix movies.

I arrived here at 10:30 am and still waiting to get l...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


From Baltimore to California

A good week so far, delivered my Boar's Head load up in Spring City and had an extended rest outside Walmart in King of Prussia. 

Now I'm at MTC logistics down in Baltimore waiting for my load. The appointment was 1400 and I arrived on time but still I got to wait for a door. Not ...


New York City & long island

This is my second trip to NYC and Long Island. Same stops as last time, but a pickup from Brooklyn, very close to my second stop. Weather is great today, in the mid 40s.

Thanksgiving is also coming up for whoever is lucky enough to celebrate that with families. I'll probably be home on...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


Back to Knight

After six months with Pepsi oi was time to go back over the road again, but only regional this time. At least for now. 

Got an older truck with about 400,000 miles on it, but that don't matter cause it's a Volvo with ishift.

Spent the first two evenings in it cleaning all ...


Hutchinson KS

Parked last night at TA Beto Junction, wouldn't have made it down here yesterday anyway. A crazy thunderstorm rolled in later that night and made it pretty cozy in my can trying to sleep zzzz

Woke up after a 10 and drove the rest of the way down to Tyson in Hutchinson and delivered.

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...


Back in Florida

Now I'm at Walgreens distribution center in Jupiter, Florida, but unfortunately my next trip will take me back up to Maryland which reminds me of the upcoming boat show in Annapolis in October. I'm excited.

Buy the way, these guys dropped by for a visit while waiting at the dock today....


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...


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...


Wasted my whole day

My second load for OK foods down in Heavener OK yesterday totaly screwed my whole day. Waiting 8 hours before I was done loaded. Did and 8+2 split and left there around 1700. Drove most of the night, thru Little Rock and Memphis and pulled off to get some sleep a few miles down on 78 in Missis...


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...


A windy and wet reset in Chicago

Its been a pretty busy week apparently, I'm out of my 70 hours again and this time not even a single hour gained next day. I unloaded and spent the night on the streets outside Anthony Marano last night.

Drove down to Loves in South Holland next morning to finish the rest of my reset. ...


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...


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...


From Cali to Oregon

A little late because I decided in the last minute to do an inspection on my truck at the Fontana yard, but there were no problems or delays at the receiver because of it so I'm good.

It's crazy tight and busy in here, probably one of the worst places I've been to. Now just got into a ...


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 ...


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...


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.


Belingham Cold Storage

Then we are here, but not on time. Appointment was 11:30 and we checked in 12:20. Now it's 15:15 still parked by the curb waiting for a door. The first impression of this place was great, friendly people and ready to check in and get done.

Earlier today we completed the long trip we ha...


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...


2016-09-27 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...


Colorado laundry time

I love driving in the western states, but yesterday I got a load back to Harissburg PA which got canceled cause I was out of 70. Today I'm just chilling at the yard in Denver.

Went for some shopping at Walmart with some other drivers and lunch at Dairy Queen. Now I'm just done with a s...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Americold Ontario OR

Then I'm here at Americold in Ontario OR. Checked in at 1700 and waiting in the door now for them to start unloading me. The trip started in Hawthorne this morning and the weather was great, but it got slightly colder on my way up here. I have not received any preplans yet so once I'm done her...


2015-12-22 01:00:00

The start of a long line of trucks waiting to get into the MBM warehouse this morning. I showed up thirty minutes before my appointment, but was told to wait somewhere else and they would call me so I did. About an hour later they called and wanted me in door 23. When I got back, the lines wer...


50,000 miles

In the Columbus yard now waiting for my 7am appointment in the morning. Loaded up at Merchandise Warehousing in Indianapolis. Also did my 50,000 miles road check today.


2015-12-18 01:00:00

Got here 1,5 hours before appointment, checked in with the guard and went around the building and delivered my paperwork. On my way back out to wait for my appointment they come after me and said they could unload me right now. Thats awesome, now just waiting for my paperwork which seems to take ...

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,...