Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home
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Been North to Wisconsin
But only West as far as Austin, TX
But my next home time is going to AZ to celebrate my daughter birthday so that will result in my first trip west.
Richmond to Billings Mt & Spokane Wa
Spokane Wa to Anaheim Ca
Anaheim Ca to Terre Haute In
Terre Haute In to Richmond
Richmond to the house
The house to Richmond
Richmond to Colton Ca
San Bernardino to Abilene Tx
Abilene Tx to Phoenix Az
Phoenix Az to San Bernardino Ca
San Bernardino to Toronto Canada
Toronto Canada to Richmond
Richmond to Hartford Ct
Hartford Ct to Richmond
Richmond to Montreal Canada
Montreal to Richmond
Richmond to the House.
House to Richmond
Richmond to Long Beach Ca
Then I have to get back to Richmond to start my 3 week vacation with my wife bouncing around Italy.
I know.... I’m the prodigal son, it’s all handed to me, I haven’t earned a thing all these years. Sarcasm over, time to head to Long Beach Ca.
Back today from a 4-day weekend with the kids. Asked dispatch if they had any loads to Califnordia since I haven't been out that way since July. Apparently they did not.
Current load assignment: Take load of vitamins from Ashland, VA to Lakeland, FL. 13 hours of drive time for the trip. Due Thursday. No appointment time, just a 24-hour delivery window.
Drove up to Ashland to pick up the pre-loaded trailer. This is a new customer of ours, apparently. Trailer is ready and waiting, I am told. Got there, one of our local dudes was also there, coming out of the shipping office.
I go in to the shipping office, get told that my trailer isn't ready. I haven't been asked what trailer I'm picking up yet, nor have I been asked for a pickup number. But he knows my load isn't ready.
After a small amount of additional conversation, the truth comes out. The trailer I am there to pick up IS ready. But the local guy is about to grab it. Because the local guy came to pick up a trailer that ISN'T ready, so dispatch told him to go ahead and grab my trailer and bring it back to the yard.
Apparently the computer doesn't have a way to let dispatch know that another driver is en route to pick up that trailer.
So I go catch the local driver and let him know that I'm here to pick up the trailer he is currently inspecting. He's paid by the hour, so it's no skin off his nose to let me have it. He gives me the paperwork and rolls out, then I hook up and I also roll out.
Plenty of time on the load. At least 9 hours of extra time. And that's if I roll in at 12:01am Thursday, which I ain't gonna do. Gonna swing by tomorrow afternoon and roll the dice and see if they can unload me early. If not, I'll see if I can park there on their yard until Thursday.
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