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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 ...


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...


The new appointment

This load up to C&S in Westfield MA was supposed to be rescheduled which it was, but they put the new appointment time this coming Sunday, the 6th. 

Thankfully I wasn't far passed the Carlisle yard when I called it a night the day before, so I just stayed until my ...


Weekend

After getting loaded up with bananas on Wednesday afternoon my 14 was getting low and so was my energy levels so I pulled over in Carlisle at the company yard and called it a night. I had too much time on my hands for this load, but don't get me wrong, nothing is better than that.

I tr...


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...


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 ...


No sleep again

Worked night from Sunday to Monday again, keep telling myself this is the last time. Once I ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Going to Connecticut

Another Monday is done, didn't sleep too well last night because of a dog in the neighborhood spending his night out in 16 degrees. Poor pup! Was a lot of barking and woke up me around 2 am. I did however get back to ...


Great Tuesday

Despite the crazy weather and the amounts of snow that came the last couple days this has been a great Tuesday. I delivered the Turkey carcasses on time in Quakertown at 10:00am. Got a low key stress free load that was dropped in the Carlisle yard bank to Jamesburg NJ. Now I got like 13 hour w...


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...


Made it to Columbus

I made it to the company yard in Columbus Ohio. I started this morning from Hunts Point markets in the Bronx, went down to Newark Delaware, and picked up my pharma load.

I was loaded up just before noon, then took the 95 south towards Baltimore and headed west on 70 over to Breezewood ...


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...


Target

Dispatch called and changed my load so I didn't have to go all the way over to Mooresville Indiana. Instead I dropped a load in the Columbus yard and picked up another one to Target in West Jefferson. Just 20 minutes away. The appointment is at 1:30 p.m. and hopefully, I'll be home much earlie...


Finally here

Finally here in Plainfield Indiana with the Siemens load. Getting unloaded now as I type. 

The drive over here was great, beautiful weather, but a lot of retarded drivers out there now. Obviously people are not staying home anymore.

Took my night 20 miles some east of Colu...


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Finally weekend

This was a messy week, mostly because of that bad start on Tuesday morning. The big round-trip got canceled and replaced with something that seemed better (at first).

I needed to deliver the pharma load at the customer today at 10 am, I showed up at the customer an hour before, but sti...


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...


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 ...


Cliff bar baking company

Got the OS&D worked out this morning and now I got the cab full of small cups of frozen orange juice. 384 to be exact. I'll bring them home and drink them slowly. 

Last load before weekend was a load that was dropped in the yard, some organic syrup to Cliff Baking company, loc...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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.


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...


Hometime

I was pretty sure i was gonna make it home by on time until I got this load to Pontoon Beach were I ended up with no options other than going down to St Louis to pick up a load going west. With less than three days to my hometime I decided not to go further than Kansas City.

Shut down ...


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 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...


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...


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...


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


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 ...


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.


2016-10-29 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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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!!