Title: Communist Take Over - It's Happening Now Source:
Parlor URL Source:https://api.parler.com/l/5onlq Published:Nov 18, 2020 Author:Sonny Post Date:2020-11-18 10:38:53 by sonny Keywords:None Views:105 Comments:13
When we ran big trucks down to Florida every week, I had his green kid named Chad with me. I drove the middle part of the run since I figured he would get lost running around the bypass by Atlanta.
We left the Flying J in Lake Park, GA and I hit the sleeper. When I wake up I asked where we were at. He said, "Hwy 27". I could tell by the lights on left side of road he went too far.
I told him, "Get over in next left turn lane and pull all the way up to the median across the way. When you make your turn get the tractor over on the shoulder." Otherwise he would have pulled the trailer across the median and we were heavily loaded. Luckily we were still on time for the delivery, otherwise we would have had to wait for everyone else to be unloaded before they did us.
And that kid missed other turns too. I bet he is no longer driving big trucks.
But that isn't as bad as the guy who got stopped at a scale house in South Dakota. They ran his I.D. and found out he had a warrant in Texas and had him extradited. It must have been a felony since that would not happen with a misdemeanor.
I sure am glad I wasn't with him when that happened. They still had flowers on the truck and I bet they shut them down until his co-drivers log caught up. And it was a long way back to south Missouri from there. ;)
What I mean is what could you have done if stranded there? E.g. do truck lines make any arrangements for such a situation.
When we were running down to Florida I had a co-driver who was too sick to take over at the usual spot. So I kept going.
Then he stuck his head up front and told me to stop and he would take it. I asked, "Are you sure?"
He said, "No. But pull over and I will take it anyway."
I stopped on ramp near Nickajack Lake and we switched. I remember him stopping at a truck stop. He must have called his old lady in Arkansas to come pick him up.
I woke up to the satellite beeping a message, "R U ok?" I told them, "My co-driver has abandoned me."
We were parked by the Murphy USA in Paducah, KY. I walked over to the gas station and asked the girl, "How long has that truck been there?" She said, "It was there at midnight when she started her shift."
So the flower outfit called my boss and told him what was going on. I was supposed to stop in Illinois and pick up two women drivers. But there was only one.
Since we were running late, when we got to St. Louis we had to stack flowers on pallet jack and go down a ramp to throw them thru hatch door in alley that we usually went thru the shop to get there.
Later on, she got tired and we stopped on a ramp to switch. When we got to the next drop, I nodded off in the driver seat. She stuck her head up front a bit later and said, "You are such a gentleman for letting me sleep."
I said, "My co-driver needs some rest and she is going to get it."
She used to drive a pink Peterbilt. She didn't stay long though since she was only getting half hour or 45 minutes home time every week. That is not a good deal at all. :-/