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Packing the Truck

By Bob & Linda Caffee
Posted Dec 2nd 2009 1:52AM

We have been home a week and have stuff scattered all throughout the house that needs to be repacked in the truck.   As the time to go back in service starts to creep back on us I start making piles to be carried out to the truck.   This time of year I also enjoy decorating the truck for Christmas so that is a few extra items.   We set a time when we are available for a load offer and by that time we have everything in the truck but a few items such as my computer.   We keep nothing in the house that we cannot grab quickly and hit the road within ten minutes of the call and excepting a load.  Some people have commented that they could not stand not knowing where and which direction they would be going but our way of thinking if it pays enough who cares which direction it is going.   We are truck drivers and even though we have our favorite parts of the country to drive in where the load goes really does not matter.   One of the hardest loads we can take after being home a bit is a really long run as I need to go to bed earlier then I have been and Bob has to stay up later then he has.   After the first load though we are back in our normal truck sleep patterns and all is good. It is always sad to leave the house but we are always happy to get back in our truck and head out.   We will only be out about three weeks before we come back home for Christmas which to us is very difficult as we are used to staying out longer.   Seems like we just leave and it is time to come back.



Bob & Linda Caffee
Leased to: FedEx Custom Critical
TeamCaffee
Saint Louis MO
Expediters 5 years been out here on the road ten years
boblindacaffee@gmail.com

 

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6 Comments

  • - December 2, 2009
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  • - December 2, 2009
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  • - December 2, 2009
    Jill-=|=-You bring back alot of memories. I hope soon my husband and I will buy our own truck and get back into expediting. We are waiting to see what the economy is going to do first. When we were out there I used to have clothing and toiletries just for the truck so nothing would get left behind. When I got home, all I had to take inside the house was the dirty clothes and the computer. I would immediately do the laundry and put it back in the truck, then we were all set when we went back in service.I also liked not knowing where we were going. It's boring going to the same places all the time! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
  • - December 2, 2009
    Jill-=|=-You bring back alot of memories. I hope soon my husband and I will buy our own truck and get back into expediting. We are waiting to see what the economy is going to do first. When we were out there I used to have clothing and toiletries just for the truck so nothing would get left behind. When I got home, all I had to take inside the house was the dirty clothes and the computer. I would immediately do the laundry and put it back in the truck, then we were all set when we went back in service.I also liked not knowing where we were going. It's boring going to the same places all the time! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
  • - December 2, 2009
    Linda-=|=-I have all kinds of things I drag in! I have to bring in my computer, m portable filing system, budget book, camera, IPod, then if we run out of a spice or something out I go again.... It is really funny all the stuff I get drug in.
  • - December 2, 2009
    Linda-=|=-I have all kinds of things I drag in! I have to bring in my computer, m portable filing system, budget book, camera, IPod, then if we run out of a spice or something out I go again.... It is really funny all the stuff I get drug in.

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