I gripe. I complain. I moan. I groan. When it is all said and done this job, although frustrating at times, affords me to see the sights and wonders of these United States and allows me to take the winter months off. Also it supports my growing addiction to paper crafts and all forms of blogging and social networking.
I have to brag on my Joe. Way back in late 1999 and early 2000 as he was designing his trailer he thought of all kinds of contingencies. One of them being what to do when the truck he is driving shoots craps.
His design of the trailer bending in the middle is what allows him to change the trucks out anywhere there is stable ground. He has had to do this at the side of the highway a few times, on the shoulder.
This morning we have had the hotel parking lot to work in. The Kenworth was towed yesterday while he drove the Volvo.
We have switched the trucks around now. The Volvo will be towed and the Kenworth driven.
A road service business guy has been called to come move the 5th wheel of the Volvo forward. Most of the times we move trucks with an air slide for the 5th wheel but these are stationary and bolted on.
Class A Truck Service has been called out to the hotel to get this job done.
The 5th wheel has huge bolts on both sides to hold it in place. An air impact wrench is what is necessary to do this job and we don’t carry that with us.
This is the 5th wheel and the bolts to be removed.
Once all the bolts are removed it is just a matter of getting the 5th wheel slid forward to the proper position then have the bolts put back on and tightened up.
With that done Joe and I got his trucks hooked back up to the trailer and made ready for us to get back on the road. That is after a shower to wash the sweat, dirt, and grease off.
I am grateful for my job and the opportunities it affords me. Yes, you can hear my whining “I love my job, I love my job, I love my job”.
You guys enjoy your Saturday.