Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by JohnBoy, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. jarhead0311

    jarhead0311 Heavy Load Member

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    Snowing hard up here in Wyoming in Cheyenne when I rolled through this morning then a couple snow squalls rest of the way in spots. At the J in Evanston for the night, hoping weather holds up to roll out in the morning to the Ogden area for my three stops. Also hoping the stores don't play the "we didn't know we were getting coolers today" game....
     
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  3. ExtremeUnction

    ExtremeUnction Road Train Member

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    Glad I took the southern route to the Bay Area.
     
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  4. RebelChick

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    Anybody deliver to the WM DC in Henderson NC? Parking? Short run for me, and delivery is at 00:15 in the morning. Also, if you’re bringing it from CA, please don’t dawdle! ;) Have to be back tomorrow for more doctors appointments. Love those - NOT!
     
  5. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Just delivered there last week. The old Chex TS is 8 miles north. Haj charges $10 to park. There’s nothing but wide spots around the DC that trucks park at with no parking signs all over. I submitted the parking receipt and got reimbursed after I explained the no parking, 2am delivery and Haji charging to stay at his rathole.
     
  6. RebelChick

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    Do they unload pretty quickly or is it the usual 4+ hour debacle? I’ve no idea how much or what is on the trl. Load assignment says 32k, but who knows.
     
  7. JohnBoy

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    For whatever reason, I got there 45 minutes early and was in and out in an hour.
     
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  8. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Boy, it’s been a while, time to rant. I’m quite sure our regulars that contribute here are absolved of any wrong doing, but still, I’m pissed.

    Trailer 7426, picked up this morning at Plant 1 going to Indianapolis for 6am tomorrow morning. Bobtail down to hook it at 7am. Check it out and the first thing I notice is the inspection is out of it since the end of last month. Further inspection finds 2 right side outer tires flat along with 2 bent rims. At this point I’m now going over the whole trailer top to bottom. Through my best Sherlock Holmes investigation, I find the rear axle brake shoes completely wore out. Open the trailer and there’s a puddle of water inside the left door. The reason for the water? 2 of the 4 hinges were broke. In my infinite wisdom, I got a ratchet strap and strapped the doors together in order to drive the 6 miles back to the yard to get this trailer inspected, fixed and ready for the trip.

    Now, I can spend my time wishing nothing but ill to the driver that pulled this trailer, passed our yard, and dropped it to be loaded, but I won’t, the reason why? The douchebag steering wheel holder that dragged an unsafe trailer around and left his job for the next driver isn’t worth it. I just hope if he/she does this again and has a major mishap, it’s just a solo vehicle accident and he/she doesn’t take a poor innocent family with him/her. Do your f&@king job steering wheel holder, make the rest of us proud. A&&hat.
    Rant over, trailer done, heading to Indy.
     
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  9. RebelChick

    RebelChick Road Train Member

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    They should research who had it last, but they won’t. Now if I’d have said something about it, people would say I’m just being witchy and I need to just shut my mouth. I left the AMEF Facebook group for just that reason. My DM told a friend of mine that the bathroom post and the picture of all the DMs outside smoking at one time was “inappropriate”. Know what I say? SMLT and ####. Right is right, wrong is wrong. IDGAF who you are.
     
  10. ExtremeUnction

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    For those of you who got the Qualcomm message about the I-40 bridge in Memphis being shut down, here's the crack they discovered in the structure:

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  11. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    A little JB Weld , and it's good to go!
     
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