Armed now with great TV reception, an Internet connection, and a cooler full of good food, he was all set for a day of lounging around as we both enjoyed the Super Bowl, albeit a mere 900 miles apart from each other. This morning he was still waiting for a dispatch when we talked, but by 1pm, he had received the assignment, retrieved a loaded trailer from Fred Meyer's, scaled, and was on his way into Spokane, WA.
This particular run is one we have had several times before. It consists of 5 different deliveries to Fred Meyer stores in the Spokane area and then Coeur d'Alene, ID. By leaving at 1pm he will be able to get into Spokane before 7pm, do a mandatory 10 hour break, and be back on the road by 5am to make his first delivery at 6am tomorrow morning. Now if we can just have him get a dispatch for either meat or frozen french fries, we'll be in business for him to keep moving south and pick me up.