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Getting that uneasy feeling…

By Linda Caffee
Posted Aug 8th 2018 8:07AM

After all of these years, I still get uneasy when going home for an extended period of time as I know we are getting out of the freight cycle.  When the freight is as great as it is right now I wonder what it will be like when we come back?  As soon as we finish our last load I take us out of service to try and not get the calls about agents needing their freight moved for what is always an amazing rate going places we like to go.  When freight is slow it is hard to go home as we do not want to miss that next load to make a little more money for our business. 

Going home usually means spending money on the truck in preventive maintenance and making sure it is ready to back out again and not have to have any repairs done on the road. Having a maintenance fund helps to keep this stress away.  When we nearing our home time I always ask Bob how much he thinks he will be spending while at home and plan accordingly. 

Once we are home and the truck has been unloaded my uneasiness goes away as I settle into home life and get into a different groove.  This calmness will last about a week and then it is time to get back to work and we both start thinking of the next load and getting back on the road.

While at home we think about how long we will be back on the road again and what clothing do we need to take with us.  As we get closer to winter our wardrobe starts changing and we bring fewer summer shirts and shorts and move more towards shirts with sleeves and slacks.  I find it very frustrating to have not thought ahead well enough and have to buy something on the road that I have at home.

When we go back in service and are waiting for the call to put us out on the road our excitement starts building as we wonder where we will go next! 

Bob & Linda Caffee

TeamCaffee

Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

linda.caffee8@gmail.com

 

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