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    Working to get everyone rolling or rolling towards the house!
     
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    Tomorrow for any of our drivers in town or staff who don't have family to be with.... Noon to 3 up at Lakes of Taylor Load One will host a Thanksgiving dinner. You don't need to dress up as we have are own area. This year your hosts will be Director of Ops Nick Miller and Load One Pres. Brian Whitley, (I am going to the Lions game!)

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    Plenty of truck parking and just tell them you are with Load One when you arrive and they will get you all set. Lions will be on the big screen! As well we open the invitation up to any other expedite carrier drivers that may be laid over in the area. Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Load One!
     
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    Don't think I'll be making it back just yet lol.

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    But at least it's sunny and 65F.

    And my view at this Walmart isn't too bad

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    This trip could be called, expect the unexpected.
    After doing this work for several years, sometimes the simplest acts catch me off guard. Pretty trivial but here it is.

    I picked up this load at a transfer location. It was a little dark while I was signing the paperwork outside. While signing I heard the highlow driver say something as he turned the flash light on his phone on. I figured he was going to take a picture of the freight so I stepped away out of the light. To my surprise he was trying to light up my paperwork. Yeah, I felt a little stupid at that point haha.

    I get to the receiver before they open. When the guy arrives, he comes over to my van, says good morning while extending his hand towards me. I figure it was the just the usual routine and he wanted to see the paper work. Nope wrong again, he transfered the paperwork into his other hand and wanted to shake mine.

    Kind of sad that both these simple acts came as a surprise. I guess it would be nice if it happened more often








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    Toys R Us trip went well. She picked out an Imaginarium train set, a Mickey mouse jack in the box, a Paw Patrol snow globe and a baby doll that crawls. Shopping at Toys R Us $270. Shopping with Tiffany and seeing her so excited and happy, Priceless.

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    I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. I just found out the Turkey I'm expected to cook tomorrow weighs 27.5 pounds. I was expecting around 18.

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    Iowa to Elk Grove Village for Friday delivery, so it looks like I'll spend Thanksgiving here at either the TA or the Pilot/Road Ranger in lovely Hampshire, IL.

    On the way over here this afternoon, I drove through Waterloo on US 20 and a few miles east of there I pulled off at the Jesup exit to cool a tire, so to speak. While on the on-ramp I could see a really large bird in the tree up ahead. Much larger than the typical yellow-tailed hawk we frequently see along the road. I though maybe a turkey vulture. As I started heading down the ramp back onto the road I got a better look at it and stopped and took some pictures. I was a little surprised it didn't fly off as soon as I exited the van.

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    I'm glad Ben Franklin didn't get his way.
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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    Happy Thanksgiving to Mr. and Mrs. E and to everyone at Load One! Hope everyone enjoys there Thanksgiving today!
     
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    All done eating and watching TV. Got the tablet charged up and getting ready for Black Friday Sale at Load One!
     
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    At the office mourning another Lions loss.
     
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    It's that time of the year and we are again in the finals for "Best Fleets to Drive For" competition. This phase as in past years requires us to have almost 100 surveys completed by the fleet. Sooooo if you have a little time this holiday weekend and want to show your carrier a little love, lol.....

    This link is for Load One surveys so please do not share it with outsiders. Thanks in advance if you choose to participate! We have been a finalist for the last 5 years and been a winner twice!

    If you message me I can send you the link :)

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    Almost forgot....It's Black Friday!

    It's our biggest sale of the year on Load One swag! 50% off till midnight with promo code: Black50

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    Wasn't really expecting a load today, but a early morning wake up call changed that.

    Got me out of Louisiana
    Unfortunately, it brought me right back lol.

    Oh well, see what happens next



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    Just got done ordering a ton of stuff at the Load One store! Love the 50% off.
     
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    The Bell 430 Helicopter
    Fuel Capacity - 188 US Gallons
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    Good Monday morning...back to the grind and we are grinding!!!!
     
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    Just got back in service! Now waiting for the phone to ring. Thinking of Pizza Hut Buffet for lunch!
     
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    Well the Pizza Hut Buffet was cancelled. Got a call for a load from one of our customers. Now just up the street enjoying Firehouse Subs just before the pickup!
     
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    Check out this month's episode of Truckerville proudly sponsored by your friends at Load One!


     
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    Well dispatch tried there best today! Two good offers and they were a no go. Time for bed and see what happens tomorrow!
     
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