Calex Express....My New Home!

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by JohnBoy, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    The life of a produce hauler, hurry up and wait!
     
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  3. JohnBoy

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    Well I'm home, got here last night around 8pm. I loaded Sunday in Springfield VA with a 5 dropper into Deerfield beach Fl. I was loaded and rolling by 11am Sunday. I did my first drop about 8pm in Gastonia NC, my 2nd and 3rd drops in Atlanta at midnight and 1am then was hurrying around trying to find a place to sleep before my clock ran out. I finally made it to the rest area on 75 at the split before Macon with only 7 minutes left on the clock.

    I sent my wife a text message telling her not to call me until 11am. Gary had nothing but issues with his load coming back from California and drove through the night for 3 straight nights so I knew he wouldn't call me. So who calls? Louie at 9am asking me when I would be ready to leave out. Not exactly the voice I wanted to hear that time of the day. I told him I would be ready to leave on Friday and that my truck is due for an inspection which means I need to be in Pittston for 2 days. He told me they would load me Friday for a Monday delivery in Pa.

    I'm now just getting ready to leave and do my last drop 22 miles away in Deerfield Beach then I'll be back home until Friday morning. Thats all folks!
     
  4. kissthatfrog

    kissthatfrog Light Load Member

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    Sounds like a great company.To bad I live in Texas.
     
  5. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    What part of Texas?
     
  6. combatdoc

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    Well I am waiting on my turn to do a road test hopefully this weekend then do physical / urinalysis with in the next couple of weeks. I am really looking forward to working for calex.
     
  7. JohnBoy

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    I was wondering where you went to. Good luck. It might even be me. I'm loading Friday and if it's anywhere near you I'll tell Jim and get permission to road test you.
     
  8. JohnBoy

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    Jim will do what's right for the driver. I must say that Jim and Mort are drivers people. They make sure what ever issues you have are taken care of immediately. Wait until you see the place you have to deliver to in Ft. Lauderdale. They'll have you out in less than an hour, but boy is it a PIA to back into.
     
  9. JohnBoy

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    Yes you can park there overnight. They will wake you up to have you back in. It's not a big palace so it will probably be only you getting unloaded. This place is a blindside back in so when you get there do a uturn in the loading dock area. You can even back into their dock.
     
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  10. combatdoc

    combatdoc Light Load Member

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    Hey JohnBoy thanks, that wold be cool, I guess that if you're coming through GA on I 75 I live approximately 10 miles from exit 201/ Jackson GA; that is where all the major truck stops between Atlanta and Macon, for those who don't know.
     
  11. KnuckleBuster

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    And running a late schedule for your delivery appointment before ya ever get started.:biggrin_25521:
     
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