Well after getting the truck back from the shop last week, things have been going well. We have been bouncing from coast to coast with an occasional dip to Southern Texas. The other day we ran a load out of Oakland, California area and headed out on I-80 thru the Sierra's and down Donner Pass. For those of you who are not familiar with Donner Pass, it is in the top 5 on the Truck Driver's nightmare list. Luckily we had a light load and no bad weather. From there we rolled across Nevada into Salt Lake City, Utah and the weather kept getting colder with a little snow added here and there. We dropped our load in Kansas City and thank the Lord they dispatched us back to sunny and warm California. Currently we are headed into Indiana to drop a load and pickup another load headed out to guess where...you got it California.
Sorry, I did not mean to get so side tracked from the title of this posting. When Irene and I finished up driving school we had multiple offers from various trucking companies. We did a lot of research on the industry and a lot of research on the many companies out there. We narrowed it down to two choices. We made our decision to go with Con-way and although still uncertain if we made the right choice we went full steam ahead. Well after three months of driving for them the miles are great, the equipment is good and the people we deal with on a daily basis are wonderful. It seems that once a week I get a phone call from someone I know from driving school who is very unhappy with the choice they have made on choosing a company. Even strangers at truck stops complain about the company they drive for. I am not saying that our company is perfect because they all have there pros and cons, but I do feel that our choice was definitely the best. The job is not perfect in anyway, but you will get out what you put in and it starts with a good positive attitude. That is the nice thing about sharing each work day with Irene...she keeps my attitude good and positive. LOL
Time to run...stay tuned!