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NO 2am travel!

So, all day I’ve been asking my dispatch about holiday hours and to verify if our Preloaded trailer will be ready for us to roll with. Remember,  we were told 430am delivery/shipper would close but if we left at 2am, we’d barely make it.

Well, I decided to call customer myself to find out the trailer loading status. It is in fact ready. But…they close the gates tonight at 10pm and nobody would be there, not even guards, until Friday morning. So, no point in me rushing to get there since we have no hours tonight.

So, just called our bosses to tell them the message from dispatch was bogus and that they really close tonight so our next trip can’t even be picked up until Friday therefore the next delivery at 6am Friday is impossible.

This means we will not be rolling out at 2am to save the next trip. Because of us only having 13 minutes left and the misinformation about actual customer hours, we will just mosey closer sometime Thursday so we can be in position to deliver and reload Friday. Good. I really wasn’t looking forward to a 2am drive – in this case – for absolutely nothing!

10 thoughts on “NO 2am travel!

  1. If you are close to the world headquarters, I’d say drive over that way for the night.

  2. Steve Thank you for the trip update

  3. Better to find out they’re closed today than tomorrow morning.

  4. On the Bright side Steve you get a 34hr restart in all so you think we could have a Thanksgiving watch party 🎉🤠? Tomorrow?

    1. No restart was needed as Steve parked his truck in Hampshire, IL. He’ll spend the night at the house, or that is the plan as his boss could force him to Gary, IN to pick up the Peasant Prairie, WI before making this delivery.

  5. All so I really appreciate the updates that Steve give us on what’s happening I be lost in the fog with ant J with out them thanks Steve for the updates 😁

  6. Hey Steve was very exciting visit was had by me and Gary Ganger this afternoon at Rolling Prairie!! Thanks for your very friendly and just wonderful person you are!! Thanks also to Gary Ganger!! We both were blessed to visit you!! Pray for your safety Steve!! So Happy Thanksgiving however you are able to partake of it !!

  7. Good Call

  8. It’s always best to hear the real truth from the horse’s mouth you are delivering to so that way you know what’s up from the shipper themselves especially on a holiday week!

  9. nice westerly drive this evening on I 80 and seeing the Moon in it’s waxing crescent phase; which is the first phase after the new Moon. Looking forward to another ride to Denver with BRT,although maybe tomorrow , some white stuff may fall from the skies…….

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