Middle of the night!
The phone rings at three in the morning and it is our custom ring for FedEx Custom Critical with a ASAP pickup and delivery. In ten minutes we wake up, get dressed, get our load information, get in the drivers seat, get our drivers logs updated, fill out our paperwork and get rolling.
Versatile Rice Cooker
My rice cooker is about worn out from being used almost daily in the truck. The rice cooker has maybe steamed rice twice in its lifetime. I use the rice cooker as a fry pan, a sauce pan, to bake with, and a steamer. It is an amazing piece of equipment in the truck.
Hurry Up and Wait
This seems to be the story of our lives. We have it better now than we did in the semi truck and trailer as it can cost the customer if the truck is held too long at a dock. We still run into this some when the pickup appointment time is set before the customer even arrives at work.
Alarms at Night
We have had wide based single tires on our truck for over two years. When we purchased the tires we also purchased a Pressure Pro tire monitoring system. The Pressure Pro monitors the air pressure in each tire and when the air pressure drops below a percentage an alarm sounds.
Pre Assignment for Monday
We were offered a load on Friday that picks up on Monday which provides us with an awesome break. We are free to go do laundry, see a movie, spend time with family and friends, and not worry about the beep of the QUALCOMM and having to pack everything away and take off in a hurry.
We dodged the cold weather bullet just barely! We made is south just as the cold was coming across the center of the country and ended up in southern New Mexico. It was sure nice to not wake up to a frozen world and our generator not running
Our Family Member
Our truck is always in the background of our lives and in many of our pictures. The truck sits there waiting till we are ready to hit the road again. The truck makes possible many of our dreams and is what we have used to create a successful business that we enjoy
First load out
After being off for awhile you are on pins and needles waiting for that first load offer taking you away from the house. We were caught pretty off guard on this first load as we usually do not get load offers first thing in the morning..
Winter time, the truck, home time, and the generator not running is hard on our water tank and our water pump. We learned the hard way to not let our sink freeze as the parts are expensive and not that easy to come by and a frozen water tank is the pits
Loading the truck
We are loading the truck and getting ready to head out for a month before coming back home. When we start loading the truck we need to know about how long we will be gone. This time we need to be back the first part of February so we can get our taxes filed