Friday, February 12, 2010


Not too much to report the past two days. After leaving Biggs Junction, OR on Thursday morning, Craig and Eric were instructed to head to Wilsonville, OR to a drop yard we have never been to before. This is one of many drop yards that our company shares with Interstate Trucking. Craig dropped the dry van trailer and was then dispatched to the Fred Meyer DC in Clackamas, OR to pick up a load of general merchandise to be delivered to a brand new Fry's in Gilbert, AZ.

They made it as far as Canyonville, OR Thursday night, where they encountered some inclimate weather, but thankfully it was only rain and not snow. Leaving early this morning, and with both of them sharing the driving duties, they pulled into the company yard in French Camp, CA this afternoon around 4pm. It might have been an uneventful trip had it not been for the scales in Dunsmuir, CA pulling in as many trucks as they had open bays for inspections. Having already been through a level 1 inspection with Charles, and proudly displaying his sticker on the windshield, Craig was put through a level 2 inspection and was sent on his way.

I met him at the yard in French Camp and I stole him away for a couple of hours where we went out to dinner and enjoyed some time together. I also presented Craig with a little Valentines care package, jam packed with all things chocolate, including the new chocolate Cheerios and chocolate Goldfish. Of course it wouldn't be complete without some home made brownies and one very small box of chocolates. I left Craig one very happy guy as he was starting to delve into his bag of goodies as I drove away.

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