Great Day

How did ya like the first day back on the road? I actually had a great time. Friday we found an empty trailer on the first shot and it was fueled and already clean! We dragged it to the shipper for a live load appointment at 1pm and when we got there it was preloaded! We were able to swap trailers then go to the local truckstop and basically had an extra day off. Then Saturday morning we left and drove across Illinois and Indiana and made our delivery which was a drop whenever we got there. The empty we exchanged there needed a washout and fuel but wasn’t really too bad. We then dragged that one to the next shipper and had planned on just dropping it and waiting for our load to be ready about 11pm. Guess what? We arrived and our trailer was loaded and ready 6 hours early! We then were able to get a good headstart on the trip towards Virginia. I am surprised everything worked out today so easily.

We stopped for the night right on the Indiana and Ohio State line. Since I finally bought that huge freezer/refrigerator combo and had it stocked with $90 worth of groceries, I cooked up two fantastic hamburgers! I even had my own homemade ice cubes! I already love my new freezer. It is huge but holds so much in both compartments. I then got excited (maybe too much) and decided to rearrange and clean the truck up a bit. New flannel sheets, some scrub down of the walls and floor, good cabinet and pantry work and well, we have a pretty nice setup here! Sunday we will finish up the trip and the delivery is a drop and we can drop it as soon as we get there. The snow is clear, but it sure is cold now!

The trucking business will begin to pick up as we get closer to the holiday season, so be warned. We will be moving faster and faster until the end of the year. Tons of parties, food, holiday shopping and festivities are just around the corner.

Many thanks to all the Road Crew for purchasing the many BigRigTravels Store items. We are already selling out of some items so be sure to get all you want while we have plenty in stock. About 100 packages were mailed around the world in just two days, so if you ordered, expect it very soon if you have’t already gotten it. It sure feels great to be back on the road.

Here is this week’s Sunday Video selection……

14 thoughts on “Great Day

  1. Besides the man cave, the fridge is considered essential! How were you able to get it into the truck I wonder..

  2. Things are going & looking great for you Steve! I’m glad you came back. I enjoy traveling with you as you work!

  3. Glad to hear you got a couple of “easy” trips to ease you back in to the grind. Maybe the trip planners will send you down my way from VA for some sunshine and warmer weather. Safe travels and Lord bless.

    P.S. A blessed and happy Veterans Day to all veterans. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Great Sunday video!!!
    Great way to start the โ€œGrindโ€ as back to work after a few days off!!! Unusual, seems the last few times off, the start up was rough…
    Anton…

  5. finally a good trouble-free start after the days off. hopefully it will stay that way in the near future!
    did you receive my e-mail on the topic “snowman”?
    I wish you a nice evening and stay safe.

      1. cool! Thank you for your prompt reply. the other questions about the “snowman” (upload, public, etc.) have time until you have an idea.

  6. It’s nice to see you say you had a great time ๐Ÿ™‚ Everything coming together as far as all the loading times and receivers is a welcome bonus anytime it happens! These last two trips seemed to happen so fast I can’t believe you’re already waiting again for that next load. Just curious, are the little emojis gone that used to be above the “comment” section? Haven’t seem em lately on my iPhone (safari) or at work (IE, Chrome) but lots of stuff gets blocked at work.

  7. To all veterans out there, thank you for your service and that includes you, Steve. I hope each and every one of you had an enjoyable day. God bless you all.

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