SItuation Normal

I’m ready to begin working.


We are now waiting at our pick up site – Western Express – to begin the inspection process then hooking up. We have been waiting for 45 minutes with Joe playing phone Ping Pong. You know what that is. One person doesn’t know why we are here and passes Joe off to someone else. About every third call was forwarded to voice mail.


For now we wait. Nice morning to wait. Cool breeze through the window. Wonderful, really wonderful, aroma of wet earth after the rain – light sprinkle actually.

The sky is over cast with thick gray clouds.


Summer heat will be here all too soon. I’m going to enjoy the cool air while I can.

I have a hole in my glove. Protects most of my hand.


My thumb will remain grease stained today.


My trucks are hooked up. Time to get Joe finished so we can get on the road.



The body style of these trucks are known as “Mid Roof” because the roof is flat on these. There is still a full sleeper behind the cab. These trucks are meant to be for one driver. The Condos are generally for team drivers.

We finally left Western Express a little after noon. 4 hours to get ready to leave. But, we are on the way out.


Next stop – North 40 Truck Stop in Holladay, Tennessee for some food, check our trucks for a safety inspection before we continue on to where ever we stop for the night.


Here is a town name that, more than likely, has a tale or two that might be interesting.



About Message In A Fold

I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

2 responses to “SItuation Normal

  • gardenpinks

    Travel safely and hope the weather doesn’t hot up too soon. Pity your spot for having to kick your heels wasn’t prettier and why wasn’t someone up to speed on you and Joe arriving to get those trucks moved??? So irritatng and such a time waster. Anyway you got going:)

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      “The right hand not knowing what the left is doing” is not only done in US politics.

      This time it was more along the lines of “Someone else was going to do it”.

      At least it was cool most of the day while we worked and we did get out of there in a decent time. Always something though 🙂

      Love you – Leslie

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