Craig and Eric made it into Puyallup, WA at 5am Monday morning for their delivery of bananas, and immediately after going empty were told to drop the trailer and await a load going into Spokane. Around noon, the load was ready, and off they headed with only one delivery to a Fred Meyer Store in Couer d'Alene, ID. They ran into light snow/slush falling going over Snoqualmie Pass, but as they got down over the pass it cleared up to just be drizzly and overcast.
By 8pm, they were completed with their delivery and back in the Company yard where Eric took off for home and Craig took some time to do laundry and let it sink in that he was finally done with training. Between you and I, I think he is extremely happy to be taking a break from training. We have had lengthy discussions on the topic and he will not even think about another trainee until the end of August. Today finds Craig attending a Trainer Class, and then tomorrow a Recertification Class, which should update all his credentials for another year. I know he will be looking forward to getting back out in the truck by himself, with a couple of ride alongs from me here and there, until it is time to pack up our pickup in Modesto on the 3rd of April and head for HOME!