Saturday, April 11, 2009

DATE NIGHT

We got the beep from the QualComm around 1pm with our new assignment. The information said the load would be ready at 8pm. We were feeling lucky, and headed over to Fresh Express to check things out. Upon arriving, we saw two other TWT truck waiting and two of our trailers in the loading docks. If we only knew how lucky we were, we would have bought a lottery ticket. Not only was our trailer done, but it was already pulled out of the dock and waiting for us no more than 20 feet away from where we had parked. After hooking up, doing an inspection, having the guard come and seal the trailer, fuel up back at the Pilot, we were ready to hit the road a full 5 hours ahead of schedule. This would allow us not to have to drive at night since this load delivers at 4am in Clackamas on Sunday morning. We made it to Corning by 9pm and called it a night, knowing we would have to hit the road as soon as our 10 hour mandatory break was over.I had calculated our miles and knew that we would be able to get to Brooks, OR where there was a Pilot Truck Stop we could stop at and take showers. On top of that, with Craig's birthday only two days away, I wanted to make sure we had an opportunity for him to have a nice meal out and enjoy a date night. Cleaned up and hungry, we made our way across the parking lot to a nice little restaurant that we have enjoyed before. I made sure to insist that he have a nice dessert after dinner, which I didn't have to twist his arm too much for him to agree to my suggestion.After a nice quiet dinner and with full tummies, we waddled back to our truck, knowing that 2:30am would come much too quickly for us to have to get up. Our plan is to be on the road by 3am to drive the last 38 miles to the Safeway Distribution Center in Clackamas, OR. I won't even venture to guess where we will be sent next!

1 comment:

TheHilmarKid said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday, Craig! If my math is correct, your birthday is one week after mine. Hope your final 38 went/goes well. I'm scheduled to pick up my first load Tuesday morning.
C'ya on the HiWays!

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