Friday, September 18, 2009

THE CYCLE IS ABOUT TO BE BROKEN

After two weeks of traveling between Emeryville, CA and Salem, OR, we are on the verge of dropping the dry box van in the yard in French Camp tomorrow morning, and then getting a refrigerated trailer back, and heading to Salinas, CA for a Fresh Express load on Sunday. Good thing about the past two weeks? We ran hard, up and down Interstate 5. Bad thing? Craig has just enough hours to get us to Salinas tomorrow, and then just enough hours to get only to Corning, CA where he will run out of hours. We'll probably end up doing a swap with someone either Sunday or Monday, but we do know one thing for sure, and that is that wherever we are tomorrow night, we will be for at least 24 hours until he can recoup some hours on his log book or maybe even do a 34 hour restart. Over the last few days I have been able to take a few pictures, not the best quality, when trying to take a shot of San Francisco from across the bay, or trying to catch a shot of the hot air balloons we saw early this morning near Eugene, OR. I'm hoping now that we seem to be out of the transformer business, at least for the time being, I might be able to find some motivation to take some more photographs. But right now it's time to hit the sack, we have a 2am wake up call! No rest for the weary, at least until Monday!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Diane - what is a restart?

CRAIG and DIANE said...

Anon -

Truck drivers can only work 70 hrs in an 8 day cycle. When you run out of hours, before the 8 days are up, you can sit idle for 34 hours and reset your driving hours.

Hope that answers your question.

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