Strange week!

Good Friday morning!
Well it sure has been a frustrating week indeed. I will get the Trip Journal updated today at some point. After we brought our load and made the Denver, Colorado delivery we had three trips lined up for us. The first was to North Platte, Nebraska.Β  We had a short delay while we waited for another driver to arrive with his trailer so we could finish his trip for him. We waited and waited. Nightfall came and no word. Come morning, I find out that yet another driver had taken it and nobody bothered to tell me. So much for the first trip. Then, the second trip was supposed to be a very short local trip basically only 5 miles or so. That trailer was supposed to arrive in the afternoon for us. We go to a drop yard to pick it up and find out that the previous driver did not remove his lock from the trailer doors so we had to take it to the shop to get cut off. THEN, we find no bills for the load anywhere. Come to find out, he took the bills with him to Arizona. Since we cannot be on the roads (or deliver to a customer) without bills, we had to wait for the original shipper to fax the bills. Nope, they never came. There goes the story of the second trip.

Finally, we started our third trip picking up in Dodge City, Kansas with two deliveries – the first in Kansas City, Kansas then the final in Mankato, Minnesota. It figures that a late winter storm has all the roads closed for several states! We, however, managed to slide on in between the snow and closures to make our final delivery. I will post our next trip shortly. Sure hope things get better for us!

8 thoughts on “Strange week!

  1. Sorry about the mix ups Steve πŸ˜‘ I hope things get better and you have some time off soonπŸ‘

  2. Never a dull moment lately in the life of BRT and for you Steve. Hang in there, your road crew is with you through all this craziness and always.

  3. I hate such negligent, selfish people you met (not only) in last week. The trucking would be much better and flexible without this kind of reckless/”devil-may-care” drivers with no rescpect to other truckers collegues! On other hand, i adore your patience and positive mind you go through bad times. You are imho great example of really good man! Maybe not perfect (nobody’s perfect:), but u still try and do your best!! πŸ‘ God bless ya Steve! Stay warm and take care there in MN’s snow.

  4. Steve! Hopefully all these obstacles that seem to keep happening. Hopefully has ended for good. These people need to do to their jobs correctly and efficiently. If they are going to do a job. Do it right. Or not at all. Thank goodness Steve You made it to Mankato. Before work this morning I watched a little bit of your live feed video. And I was relieved to see the road was clear and no snow at the time to make your delivery. Take care, Steve.

  5. Hi! Look, I made you some cookies!
    Oops, I forgot & eated them all. But, then I fit right into your week, amirite?

  6. Sometimes when life gives you a clam, you crack it open and get to enjoy the sweet meat inside once you put a little bit of lady luck into it.

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