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Where the wind blows......

By Bob & Linda Caffee
Posted Nov 10th 2009 4:13PM


The only time we really can make plans for our day is when we are under a load, on a dispatch or out of service.   As time goes on and you learn the system you learn while not under a load when you are pretty safe putting your clothes in the washer or sitting down for a meal.   Sometimes we get caught in this and get a load offer but not very often.   Not knowing how are day is planned out is really not a big deal as you plan around no plan!   We do not start any projects that cannot be put away quickly so we can be moving.   Do we just sit around and stare at the walls while waiting? NO WAY we have way too much to do that can quickly be put in where it belongs.   When I am out walking I do not get so far from the truck that I cannot quickly run, jump to the truck and get what I need to get done and be rolling.   We both have projects we can do in the truck or to the outside of the truck while we are waiting.   So nope where the wind or the load goes is fine with us!   We plan to not make plans while we are waiting for our next load!

 

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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4 Comments

  • - November 11, 2009
    Jan and Dennis-=|=-We have a tendancy to waste time when we're waiting for a load offer on the road. A good book, TV, Soduko...just time fillers till we hear. We aren't disciplined good enough to make ourselves accomplish many chores unless it's a necessity, especially in the winter. At home, it's a different story. Any project is fair game, then, because it seems to be a race to see how much can be finished before the phone rings!!! Remember the good old days, when you had something called a "weekend"?
  • - November 11, 2009
    Jan and Dennis-=|=-We have a tendancy to waste time when we're waiting for a load offer on the road. A good book, TV, Soduko...just time fillers till we hear. We aren't disciplined good enough to make ourselves accomplish many chores unless it's a necessity, especially in the winter. At home, it's a different story. Any project is fair game, then, because it seems to be a race to see how much can be finished before the phone rings!!! Remember the good old days, when you had something called a "weekend"?
  • - November 11, 2009
    Linda-=|=-We do not have TV but we sure stay busy just the same. Bob is addicted to Suduko and if we are waiting on anything he has a book in his hands. Well the bad part about having a weekend lately has meant we do not have a load! Boy do I like it when we are pre assigned and then we have the weekend free since we know what we are doing.
  • - November 11, 2009
    Linda-=|=-We do not have TV but we sure stay busy just the same. Bob is addicted to Suduko and if we are waiting on anything he has a book in his hands. Well the bad part about having a weekend lately has meant we do not have a load! Boy do I like it when we are pre assigned and then we have the weekend free since we know what we are doing.

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