Calex Express....My New Home!

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  1. combatdoc

    combatdoc Light Load Member

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    well , we are finally on our way back to the east coast.we sat a week in ontario,ca due to it being slow,there was quiete a few sitting out there, when we got to coachella we got delayed 8 hours because the celery had not been harvested yet,made it to the 2 nd pick up almost 9 pm signed in and had to wait till 2 am for them to start and it took them 3 hours to load a little over 1/4 of the truck,so finally a little after 5 we where going to sleep for good. we are now almost in winslow az, shooting gonna be a early night tonight, gotta be in rochester ,ny at wegmans saturday 1 am and then 1 pm in pottsville, this wil have been a three week trip.
     
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  3. fancypants

    fancypants Medium Load Member

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    Wow thats just awful.I had a starter go bad in VA ran 3 weeks without shutting down. But ran my back door off.Been out 25 days.Dont know when ill get home.Like to see super bowl.
     
  4. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Boy this has been an easy trip home. I am sitting in Florence SC taking my break. I'll have 450 miles to do tomorrow to get to Orlando. I deliver 5am Thursday then will go home until Monday. This breakdown last week really screwed up my routine. Oh well, at least I'll be home and get to watch the Super Bowl in the comfort of my house with family and friends.

    Saw new equipement being delivered while I was at the yard. We have 10 new dry vans, 5 new reefers and 10 new trucks coming in the next few weeks. My truck that had the engine replaced by Volvo with only 224k on the clock will be done next week. I'm going to unload half my stuff and leave it at the house, then come home and get it after I get my truck back. It beats moving from this truck to my other truck in the cold PA winter. Been there, done that once this winter. Much better in the South Florida warmth.
     
  5. Trashtrucker1265

    Trashtrucker1265 Road Train Member

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    What cold winter in PA? Almost 60 and sunny today. I'll tell you, someone is looking out for us because I would have never expected the winter to be this mild, everyone I talk to here says this is the mildest winter they can remember in years, and that's just fine by me. Looking forward to hopefully getting home sometime mid-summer.
     
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  6. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    When I moved into this truck 3 weeks ago it was a Friday night, 15 degrees, windy as hell. It took me the whole trip home to get warm.
     
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  7. combatdoc

    combatdoc Light Load Member

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    Yeah that was the weekend we left on this trip, it was cold
     
  8. jrotra

    jrotra Light Load Member

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    Just to let everybody know,if you heading to Mckesson we now use door 14 on otherside of building. Its the one next to the stairs not marked.
     
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  9. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Thanks John. That's where I'm headed. I found out after you asked last week that they changed doors.
     
  10. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

    You guys sat for a week???

    And I thought I had it bad sitting 4 out of 5 days two weeks ago. At least I got a 188 mile DH move between the two resets. Anyway, my new gig is going good so far. It's just about the easiest job I've had in trucking. Hook up a hose and load 6,000 gallons of spring water which takes about 15 minutes, drive 50 miles to the customer and hook up a hose and pump off 6,000 gallons which takes about a half hour. Three trips and about 10 hours later I'm done for the day and back home.

    Here's a pic of the new ride. Be safe coming back east.
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  11. JohnBoy

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    I'm home. Was empty at 7:30 this morning then drove home and was having breakfast with my lovely wife at 10:30. I'll get my reload info tomorrow for Monday. Be safe all, God Bless.

    Let's Go Giants!!!
     
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