Good evening from the delivery in Sanford, North Carolina. We loaded up this morning then ran straight here to deliver. Our actual delivery appointment was set for Saturday morning at 7am but because it would make our next trip impossible, they agreed to let us into delivery tonight. We have dropped our trailer and sometime tonight they will unload it and we will be free to go in the morning towards the next trip which is now posted. Here’s a couple of things to remember…..
First, we may not go exactly the way the trip maps are drawn. Sometimes, especially when the backroads are involved, it isn’t always clear cut until I get in the area and deal with things as they unfold. Other times, deviations occur because our fuel locations change. Remember, I may not always have the time to adjust and redraw the map every time it changes. Just enjoy the ride and relax, and don’t get all caught up in finding every little fault or discrepancy with the trips, routes, when I depart, when or where I take breaks, etc. I do things for a reason such as making the timing work for other loads, work with customers and who will or will not take us early or late and all that. Remember, trucking changes in an instant and I have to attend to business first – not play with the website. As it is, we already provide you with way more information than any other trucking website in the world (to those that are willing to help themselves and find it)! Be happy with that!
Another thing to consider, is the signal quality and buffering. We broadcast at 720×1280 period. We can’t go higher quality than that through a mobile device. Signal is always dependent upon cell tower availability and congestion as well as terrain and all the regular things that can affect quality. Guess what? It does take “two to tango” meaning if you experience buffering, it isn’t always on my end. Your device must download the video stream as well so it may be your towers being congested or your location, or even how many other things you have your device doing at the time.
During this time of social distancing, and people working from home remember there is now way more bandwidth being used up all around the world. People are staying home and doing Facebook, watching videos, streaming Netflix, Disney, YouTube, etc. This means there is a lot less tower bandwidth and more congestion for us to broadcast – and less for you to download our stream to your device. Have patience, realize what’s going on, and enjoy what you can. If things get too bad and we are not able to broadcast, remember you can watch the snowman and the GPS data is still available, or check out some of our archived streams.