Annoyed At The Drones

I’m a little annoyed at U.S. Xpress. They want me to go pick up an empty trailer. That’s a reasonable request, but they want me to do it now. My pre-planned load can pick up anytime between now and 20:00, so I’m in no particular hurry. I kind of liked having a few hours of… Continue reading Annoyed At The Drones

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Dinner With Drivers

Sitting at a truckstop in southern Georgia. Since my last entry I brought a load down from Pennsylvania to Jacksonville, Florida, and then a load over from Jacksonville to Valdosta, Georgia. Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Well, today is. I don’t expect much to move in the way of freight. I’m trying to get Everquest II… Continue reading Dinner With Drivers

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Dipshit With A Cross

I-81 in Virginia. Just saw some dipshit on a motorcycle pulling a trailer with a big metal cross on it. The cross was painted red, white and blue, like a flag was draped over it. It bothered me. I think many of the problems this country faces stems from the fact that many Americans no… Continue reading Dipshit With A Cross

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Altoona, Pennsylvania

Altoona, Pennsylvania. Being unloaded. My night-time dispatcher discouraged me from coming in early, but I’m glad I did. No appointments here and receiving office closes at 22:00 (my “appointment” was for 23:59). I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at USX sometimes.

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Creative Bastards

They got creative with my trailer (long story), so I’m taking my 10 hour break here in Tunnel Hill. Mara called to wish me goodnight. Now I can sleep.

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Tired. Abandoned. Used Up.

Tunnel Hill. Waiting in the inspection lane. Stopped here to get those trailer tires changed. Was just sitting here looking at the retired trucks and feeling an unexpected empathy with them. They look tired. Abandoned. Used up. I’ve driven about as many miles as those retired trucks have on them. I feel every mile in… Continue reading Tired. Abandoned. Used Up.

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Jasper, Georgia

Jasper, Georgia. Picking up a load going to Pennsylvania. Pretty good miles for a solo driver. I’m trying to decide if I’m going to go by Tunnel Hill to have some bad tires replaced on the trailer.

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Damned Air Leak

Crap. I have an air leak. Can’t tell where it’s at, but I suspect it’s in the service brake system somewhere. Seems like I lose air most when I’m maneuvering, like getting into a dock. I had hoped that the truck could hold out until my next hometime. I’m not sure this can wait. Damn.… Continue reading Damned Air Leak

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That's Too Loud

I’m officially old. Had AC/DC cranked on the stereo in the truck and thought to myself “Wow, that’s too loud.”

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Computer Wrangling

I just set up the computer. I’ve been thinking about it, and I need to find some way that I can use the computer without having to hook up everything each time I want to use it. For one thing, that defeats the purpose of the portability of a laptop. Anyway, I’m tinkering around. I… Continue reading Computer Wrangling

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