After going empty in Long Beach, CA on Thursday, and I use the term "empty" for both the trailer and the amount of energy that was left inside Craig, he sent a message in saying that they would like to wait until Friday for their next assignment so that each of them could get a 34 hour reset on their driving clock. I guess it was their lucky day, and just like that, they received a dispatch for Friday to head to San Diego to pick up a load of bananas destined for Puyallup, WA.
Having the rest of Thursday to relax, take showers, and do laundry, was just the trick to recharge some batteries that were getting low on energy. By Friday morning they were antsy to get moving, but had to wait until 10am for Eric's 34 hour reset. Then it was off to San Diego to play the waiting game at the non-harbor loading site tucked into the residential area. After collecting 6 hours in detention pay they were headed north.
Now on this particular load of bananas, it didn't have a delivery appointment until the 24th, so first thing this morning Craig tells the weekend dispatcher that they were available to drop or swap the load at any point on their travels. Shortly thereafter they get the following news: Take the bananas into our drop yard in Pacific, WA, hook up to an empty trailer, take it to the Tyson Meat Plant in Wallula, WA and drop it there to be loaded, then head over to our other drop yard in Pasco, WA and hook up to a loaded trailer full of frozen french and deliver them to Long Beach, CA Tuesday morning. Whoa....it's going to be a couple of busy days for them again!
As Craig told me on the phone, they are both fully rested and raring to go, but I imagine come Tuesday their energy level won't be quite so high. But no fears, I'm sure I can entice them to carry on by promising them a nice hot meal brought to them again on their next trip through French Camp!