Turned in my truck at the Phoenix Drop Lot yesterday. Starting tomorrow I am going on the CSK Dedicated account here in Phoenix. System was an interesting learning experience, but I won’t miss those California speed limits. The only problem? CSK uses white trucks. How am I going to adapt?
One last trip to Fontana before I go onto the CSK account! Running a load out to Commerce and then picking up a return from Proctor and Gamble in Oxnard, headed back to the Valley of the Sun.
Goodbye Western Region!!! Hello Phoenix Dedicated and being home almost every night! Western Region was a great area to learn how to be an OTR driver. But, I won’t miss the CA driving.
I can’t believe I’m actually home. I’ve been on the road since July 15th and finally arrived back home yesterday. Other than a three day trip to Utah and back, all of that time has been spent in California, Oregon and Washington.
These three states have split speed limits. It is exactly what it sounds like. One speed limit for cars and one for trucks. Scary to try and get around in traffic when the cars are flying by you at 20+mph above what you can legally do.
I’ve been totally overloaded with California politics over the last 4 weeks. I don’t care who wins the recall election, as long as it stops being THE NEWS ITEM OF THE CENTURY! soon.
Back down into Southern CA again. Drove up to a place called Napavine, WA and then back down to the LA Area.
Right now I’m at the TA Truckstop in Wheeler Ridge, CA. That’s at the northern base of the Grapevine.
Headed to Oxnard and a Procter & Gamble load headed for Phoenix and home! Been on the road a long time!
I’m sitting on Willamette Pass, in Oregon. On this trip, I stopped at the Willamette Pass Ski Area. They run their ski lift year around. I took the gondola to the top of the lift, and then made the mistake of hiking my way back down to the main lodge, and my truck. That’s a LONG hike at high altitude. Whew. I was exhausted by the time I made it back down.
Fontana to Sacramento to Los Angles to Delano and then on up to Seattle to a Sears store right downtown. I don’t know if I’m coming or going.
This store is located in the Starbucks building! Too bad I don’t like coffee.
I made my delivery appointment in WA and now I’m back in Fontana. This running up and down I-5 is getting real old! The one saving grace about going through Oregon is I get to stop at McCredie Springs, just off route 58. Natural Hot Springs and some beautiful scenery. I try and stop most times I go by.
Oh, I’m so sick. I’ve been in the Lost Hills Pilot all night and most of the day now. I think I picked up some sort of stomach sickness. I’m going to have to start main-lining Pepto-Bismo here soon if I’m going to be able to drive in a couple of hours.
I have to be in Washington in two days.
Greetings from Central Utah!
I unloaded my pallets of soup in Salt Lake, ran up by the Idaho border for a load of plastic parts, and am headed back to sunny LA again.
Tonight I’m staying at my mom’s place. It’s on the way.
Wow, what a strange trip. I dropped my load in Sacramento and then bob-tailed to Reno to pick up an empty trailer and take it down to Stockton to the rail yard.
And then pick up a trailer there and bring it up to Campbell’s soup in Sacramento for a load going to Salt Lake City.
Boy, going over Donner Pass is a breeze when you’re empty!