Where Are We?
Sometime I think we live in the state of confusion! One of the questions often asked in our truck is where are we? Next is which way is the truck stop from where we are parked? If you were asleep when the truck was parked you often look as if you live in a state of confusion as you try and determine where the truck stop is and you are in a hurry to find it.
When the truck is going down the road your personal items have a tendency to relocate themselves in your cupboards! There are many ways to keep everything in its proper place but not every way is convenient. Through advice from long time truckers and also trial and error we have found uses for bungee cords baskets shelf liners and curtain rods to make our lives easier.
High School Friends â€“ Expediting â€“ Facebook
High School Friends – Expediting – Facebook amazing how all things working together can bring back friends that you thought were lost years ago. We through Facebook reconnected with and old high school buddy of Bob’s and through Expediting were lucky enough to be in Houston and get to take a tour of where he works at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Murphy always calls when you make plans for what you think is going to be a slow day for load offers! It never fails if we make plans for an evening without going out of service BEEP and our business side kicks in and the plans go out the window.
My thoughts on talking to our shippers,receivers, dispatchers as an Owner Operators for FedEx Custom Critical compared to talking to the same types of people while hauling general freight.
We are constantly seeking out ways to improve how are we are perceived as professionals in our business.
Once we have the truck loaded we are in hold mode which is stressful. We are all dressed up and no place to go.
We wait and wonder which way the load will take us and where we will get to go. We do not want to get involved in any projects as the phone can ring at any minute and within ten minutes we need to be rolling out of the driveway. Most of our load opportunities are for an ASAP pickup.
Home Time- When we go home we exhaust ourselves cleaning out the truck then reloading the truck! We find we try to cram a lot of to-do things into a very short amount of time. We are running from morning to night!
Canada here we come...
Border crossings can be tricky and can be very stressful and you just never know how each one will go. We had a really nice load with a lot of miles going into Canada but the catch was HazMat!
You can see the funniest things out on the road. The birds looked pretty real until I looked at the third Blue Man
Biggest Fear to Team Driving
One of my biggest fears to team driving is after being married 20 years how well do we really like each other?