What a day

Wednesday, February 24th 2021 (4 months ago)

1102 N Park Dr, Hazle Township, PA 18202, USA36 Susquehanna St, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, USA108 W Main St, Bath, PA 18014, USA235 S Walnut St, Bath, PA 18014, USAHunter St, Nesquehoning, PA 18240, USAHunter St, Nesquehoning, PA 18240, USA1 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, USA
Roger Andersen
Posted at United States Cold Storage, North Park Drive, Hazle Township, PA, USA 4 months ago

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 was an amazing day, dry roads and sunshine with a temperature in the mid to high 40s. Can't be any better than that in February. A couple hours later I arrived at Abbott, I dropped my trailer and bobtailed, which means driving without trailer, up to Hazleton. I took a backroad route I've done a few times before. After a million potholes and cracks with an average speed of 35mph I arrived in Hazleton.

When I checked in I learned that the load I was picking up was not preloaded, but a live load. At this point I started to get worried. I went in and talked to the people at the shipping/receiving office, and was told I could look for an empty trailer in the back, but I was out of luck, there were no empties here.

I called my dispatch to figure out if there are any empties in the area, and guess what, it was. The one i just dropped in Bethlehem.

At this point i was really tempted to refuse the whole load, but i went back and picked up my trailer, then headed back again. This time I drove the interstates, 81, 80, and 476.

After many hours wasted on this I was back and ready to get loaded, time was getting close to 18:00.

Now after sitting in the door for 3 hours to get my load, they have still not started and I won't make it down on time.


Other trips with same trailer.

February 23, 2021
February 24, 2021