Friday, September 11, 2009


Well, after our totally filling Mexican Food dinner last night, we had a very restful sleep. Feeling a bit lazy, we slept in until almost 6am before heading out towards Salem, OR to drop the transformers at the Receiver. By noon we had arrived and went about scaling the load at their facility and then unhooking. At first, it was requested that we take a loaded trailer back to PG&E in Emeryville, CA, but the powers that be said to grab an empty and head once again to Kettle Foods for a load of chips.

Seems like a repeat of Tuesday all over again. We even saw the same driver, that we have been shadowing on the same loads as us all week, when we arrived at Kettle Foods. But it got a little interesting when Craig checked in and was told our load has already been loaded. A quick call into dispatch, then back into the office, then back out onto the grounds to search for a trailer that was brought in earlier in the morning. AHA...there was a trailer sitting on the lot that was already loaded and ready for us, all we had to do was hook up and take off.

Sometimes a weekend load is a bit crappy, when you only have just under 600 miles and the Receiver does not accept loads until Monday morning. That is the case with this one. We will definitely have a slow and easy ride into Sacramento, where this load is delivering to at 8am on Monday morning. I'm not sure how we are going to get out of this rut of transformers and chips in a dry box van, and get back to getting our normal refrigerated trailer back. But, as long as the miles pay the same, I guess it doesn't matter much, just remember to lather, rinse and repeat.

1 comment:

adozeneggs said...

"Slept in until 6"
I don't think I could ever do what you guys do.
And I love kettle chips, too bad the load is all wrapped up and accounted for!!


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