It's a Team's Life
Taking a break from Expediting
Last year we made our first trip with the Indy Car team of Dale Coyne
Usually, there is time between the races for solo truck drivers to move the race cars from point A to point B, but a few times a year they need to run fast. We have three races lined up this year that will include moving the cars and engineering trailer from track to track and then back to Dale Coyne headquarters in the Chicago area. Our first trip with the team in 2018 was nerve-racking as it had been a long time since Bob and I have driven a tractor-trailer but yep it was like riding a bike, we had not forgotten our skills. Now if we had to be precise and back up to a dock… that might take some doing to get our minds back on the fact it bends in the middle.
Why in the world would we do this? First Bob and I have always loved racing, and we raced at a much smaller level, ok it was minuscule to what the Indy Car is like, but we had a blast racing against each other. It is funny to watch us as we walk along anywhere and hear a race engine start and both of us turn as one to see where that beautiful noise is coming from. We have a great expedite business, and we cannot just leave it hanging while we go off to work with the team so this adventure has to meet our monetary needs which it does.
The fun starts as we start down the road and look in the mirrors, it really is an Oh Crap moment and
Like a traveling show, the behind the scenes action and how many people it takes to get the race car and driver onto the track is staggering. Each race car brings along a small army, and with Dale Coyne Racing there are sometimes three cars to get onto the track. The lady that takes care of rooms, cars, flights, race shirts and a myriad of other details just blows my mind. Her attention to detail of who rides with who, when people are arriving and leaving, and the best part who gets along with who is fascinating to see. She is just one of many that
We look forward to being a small part of this team and heading out to the races again in 2019. Maybe you will see us in the pits while watching the races.
Bob & Linda Caffee
Saint Louis MO
Expediters since January 2005
Expediting isn't just trucking, it's a lifestyle;
Expediting isn't just a lifestyle, it's an adventure;
Expediting isn't just an adventure, it's a job;
Expediting isn't just a job, it's a business.