Friday, August 13, 2010

12 AUGUST 2008

Dropped off at a Family Dollar in Maquoketa, IA. Bob-tailed (rode tractor only without a trailer) to the nearest truck stop and waited for a load. We wait almost as often as we drive. No load, no pay. Doesn't help that we don't have an empty, so we're even just waiting for an empty to pop up. When you're rolling around with an empty, it's easier for you to either pick up a live load, or switch out an already loaded trailer with your empty. Never can you just show up with no trailer and expect to get a loaded one. At big distribution centers, they like having a number of most company's empty trailers so they can keep loading them and switching them out. Hurry up and wait...

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