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

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  1. jarhead0311

    jarhead0311 Heavy Load Member

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    Second stop took two hours to unload nine pallets and my reload was a dead head to Laredo to live load stuff but when I got there I needed a pickup number which I did not have and my clock is shot being my 14 was caught up to me so I parked it for the day until they figure stuff out.
     
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  3. jarhead0311

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    Well, gave me a pickup number faster than expected and Harvey said load has to pick up today, load of wire going to hill phoenix. Well I get back to the warehouse and the load hasn't even arrived yet, lol! Must be lost in Mexico somewhere....
     
  4. p608

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    I cannot understand why guys run in that crap unprepared, You know if it snows you're gonna need chains, carry them, chain up and continue working.
     
  5. JohnBoy

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    Complete set of chains. Check
    S cam tool. Check
    6 spider bungees. Check
    2 foot long 4x4. Check
    2 35lb containers of kitty litter. Check
    4 bottles rubbing alcohol. Check
    1 military folding shovel. Check
    1 4ft retractable snow brush. Check
    1 set Carhartt overalls. Check
    1 pair waterproof boots. Check

    Now the important stuff……

    Assorted canned foods, including the important PBJ.
    2 cases of water
    And my iPhone/iPad with internet connection for entertainment.

    Donner was closed since last night because of the 36 inches they got.
     
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  6. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

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    When I turned 65 I became more worried about having a heart attack dragging all of that around and under a truck and trailer in sub and near zero temps than I did about a trailer of dog foood getting to San Francisco.
     
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  7. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    It’s there for emergency use only. There’s nothing back there in that 53 foot space that’s so important that requires me at 65 years old to act like I’m 40.
     
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  8. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Sounds like work to me. I’ll gladly pull off, wait it out, and take an unpaid day off if necessary.

    but I don’t get out that way enough to worry about it too much.

    I’m still copying your list for future reference… ;-)
     
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  9. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    If I don’t use any of it this winter, I’ll give it all to you. I won’t be needing any of it in South Florida starting next winter.
     
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  10. MidWest_MacDaddy

    MidWest_MacDaddy Road Train Member

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    Keep the waterproof boots
    Hurricane season is rather wet.
     
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  11. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    At the TA in Sparks getting some truck and trailer issues addressed. New trailer tire, 3rd one this trip, lost a trailer mudflap somewhere across the salt flats yesterday in the high wind and getting my 2 new steer tires that were put on last Thursday at the Richmond yard balanced.

    I’m very outspoken when it comes to corporate philosophies, but this time I’m going to give kudos out to Joe at the shop in Richmond, breakdown for setting this up overnight, and the TA shop for getting me in at 0600 this morning. Oh, and CalTrans for cleaning up that mess west of me.
     
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