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On the Road with Chris: Part 2

Posted on 10/23/2018 at 04:31 PM by Troy Cummings

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Chris headed out on the road to get a feel for what our drivers experience on a daily basis.

 

Part 2 (days 4-7):

 

View through Truck mirror in parking lot

 

I was on the road before sunrise on Wednesday, in order to make the 6 am delivery. Check in and check out was easy and I was unloaded in about an hour and swept the trailer out at the dock. I ran the empty trailer over to another nearby customer and headed for a truck stop to get fuel and a shower. Once I was fueled, I headed for the Utility Trailer plant in Paragould, Arkansas to pick up a brand-new trailer before taking a bit of a detour to Nashville for some meetings on Thursday and Friday. Because of an accident on I-40 west of Nashville, I ran out of hours about 40 miles outside of Nashville and struggled to find a parking spot for the night. 

 

After a couple of days in Nashville for meetings, I got back on the road Saturday morning. I deadheaded to Indianapolis to pick up a load bound for Iowa. There was a lot of construction and 45 and 55 mph speed zones on I-65 that added time to the trip. I eventually dropped the empty and picked up a loaded trailer that I had to weigh again because the load was heavy. I then made my way to our lot in Davenport, Iowa where I dropped the load and headed back to where it all started at our Homestead Service Center.

 

Dirt truck drop lot filled with trailers

Semi trucks parked in a row

panoramic view of warehouse drop lot yard

 

Written by Chris Hummer, President

 

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