After delivering our load of boxed meat in West Sacramento, CA Monday morning, we finally got the dispatch we were waiting for.....a run to Spokane, WA for our long awaited home time, after 8 long weeks out on the road. By the time Tony's Fine Foods unloaded the trailer, and we received our next dispatch, we were already 15 minutes late for our appointment, plus we had 40 miles to drive to get to Lodi, CA.
Customer Service was advised of our arrival time, and the good people at Pacific Coast Producers, put us on the "we'll work you in" list. Five hours later, and detention pay to lessen the pain of waiting, we were finally loaded and on our way towards home, which was the good news. The bad news, was that having been delayed getting loaded, we would not be able to make it into the yard by Tuesday night.
We stayed in Corning, CA last night, and tonight we will stay in Biggs Junction, OR where we will take a mandatory 10 hour break, and then leave by 2am to get into the yard by 7am Wednesday morning. Then we'll get to work doing some truck clean up, take showers, and turn in paperwork, before finally climbing into our pick up and taking off for a week's vacation!