Live unload today… Jai made it on time even though it was a very tight run. That was because it took such a long time to get out of Laredo on “laundry day”… but we made it!
When I woke up today we were just getting unloaded and ready to head out… but still no pre-plan.
I got a call from West Memphis. I took the empty to a company nearby and waited. Still no pre-plan.
Within the hour, after docking our empty I Bob-tailed to West Memphis.
Today’s Run: 1687 miles from Mississippi to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Had to wait for the pre-loaded trailer to be ready, so I stayed in the terminal in West Memphis, ate a nice lunch, did a little paperwork, put RainX on the windshield and relaxed for a couple hours. And “Yes”, some people do think of a RainX application as relaxing. NOT! 🙂
The picture on this post was taken in West Memphis when the CAT AND DOG rainfall decided to take a breather. I looked up and saw the word Oh! That’s all I can say. It was such an unusual cloud that I had to snap it. Click to view it larger if you like.
So… the load was ready and Dispatch sent a note to let me know.
When I got there, the same driver that was sitting next to me at the terminal was there with his beautiful German Shepard. We spoke briefly and he asked if I needed help with the tandems…. after all, they had to be all the way back… and I’m like “Absolutely!”
Who would turn that down?
Not me. Tandems are 20 trips from the driver’s seat to the back (at least).
He pulled the tandems and they were back within 3 minutes. Awesome!
I dropped the trailer and went to shipping… and that’s when something very cool took place.
The woman behind the counter said, “Are you Con-Way?”
I said, “Yes… and … um… how did you know? Oh… it was my jacket.”
She replied, “No. I don’t need a jacket or a hat or anything else to tell me you’re Con-Way. You guys are clean. I like it!”
I laughed right out loud. What a nice compliment to our drivers!
Yes… I have already passed that nice comment on to the Higher Up’s. 🙂
I’m pooped after pulling tandems today three times and docking three trailers AND driving 250 miles, which is all the day that was left… in cat & dog pouring rain. And I didn’t mind it at all.
A good day. Jai’s at the wheel. I’m clean. Ready for some zzz’z.