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 groggy like hell. After a bottle of water, I was feeling slightly better and was getting ready to head towards Pottsville.
When I arrived at Pottsville 8 hours later, yes it seems long but the traffic out thru Boston took a while, and driving in Massachusetts is actually much worse than Florida, believe it or not.
At Tyson or according to dispatch Sara Lee's mixing center, there were more problems on the rise, like the reefer on the trailer I picked up, which ran at half speed due to some problems with the fuel pump. It seemed like it wasn't really cooling at all, but after restarting the reefer the error was gone and it started cooling again. Everything looked normal until an hour later when the error came back and was actually heating instead of cooling.
I found a place to park for the night where I knew there were Thermoking technicians nearby, called dispatch, and got set up with a technician to come take a look, and hopefully fix it. Two hours later they showed up, told me the fuel pump might have issues, but they were reluctant to repair that outside their shop. They replaced the fuel filter and some other things and it started cooling well.
The next morning I got up at 5 and it was still cold, but a little slow, only -8, but good enough so I headed towards Columbus, the poor guy waiting for it was going home for hometime as well. I arrived in Columbus at 12:30 pm where he grabbed the load immediately and went home towards Illinois. Unfortunately, he didn't get the best start to the holiday weekend.