Around 6 a.m I finally forced myself out of bed this morning. We were parked on the shoulder of an on-ramp at a rest area pointed northbound to I-81 in Radford, Va.
We stopped at the T.A truck stop yestersday in Commerce, Ga. to grab a
shower and eat before dropping our toy load at a drop yard in Charlotte. We hadn't, received a pre-plan so we grab an empty trailer and head over to a small Pilot truck stop hoping to get the night off. It was almost 5 p.m and after 5 planners go home.
On the way in we are greated by someone who wants to polish my tanks and wheels and another wants to sell me a shiny bracelet that was gold in color. We use the restroom, grab a drink, buy some lotto tickets and go back to the truck.
Two minutes later the qualcom lights up. Its a paper load. Picks up in Catawba, Sc. 31 mls away. We need a clean, dry trailer no older than ten years old. We grabbed the newest trailer we could find when we were at the drop yard and it was made in 00. So I call in an she shows three trailers over there under 10 yrs old we could use.
Long story short we finally find a acceptable trailer, find the customer, get our empty inspected, drop our empty, hook our loaded, get scaled and on our way to Carlisle Pa by 11:30.
And THAT is why my sorry butt wouldn't get out of bed this morning.
Steve Riser Sr.