4 day run is now going on 14 days

We are still in Flagstaff, Arizona and we are not sure when we will be actually leaving.

This is not only frustrating for Joe and I, it is also frustrating the fool out of the company that has purchased these trucks.

Through calls and emails to our dispatch office we have inundated them with so much information that we have left them reeling from total confusion.  I took the time a couple nights ago to do a chronology of the events in dealing with these trucks.  You can read about these adventures by clicking the link below.  It is a PDF that you can read.

Justin, Texas to Oakland, California

Repairs are being made on all three of these trucks.  The customer purchased these three trucks to replace four that will be going to auction in Las Vegas, Nevada and we are assigned to move these trucks.

We will be spending a couple days in Oakland waiting for the customer’s trucks made ready to go to auction.

This has become the most expensive trip in the history of my driving in the Drive-Away industry.

We have been told the trucks may be ready around 2:00 or 3:00 this afternoon.  Joe and I will have to take our trucks out on a “test drive” to see if the problems have been fixed so we can continue our journey.  Here’s hoping this nightmare is coming to an end and we can get back to business as usual.

We will be staying in Flagstaff again tonight. By the time we get the trucks and test drive them, then get Joe’s trucks hooked back up to the trailer it will be late enough in the afternoon that we won’t make many miles.

Hope you have a fantastic day.


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

7 responses to “4 day run is now going on 14 days

  • Jann Gray

    Leslie…this just sounds awful.

    It sounds like you and Joe ought to write a book “How to Survive the Life of a Drive Away Trucker.” It would be part survival guide, part tour guide (cause you do the BEST job of telling us about the places you have been!).

    Girl, I know you are ready for this trip to end…am praying that from here to California and then on to Las Vegas is smooth sailing!

    Love you girl!


    • Message In A Fold

      Thank you Girlfriend for that awesome compliment. I try to keep in mind that most people don’t get the chance to travel much and see this great Nation of ours. I am so blessed! And to have friends like you is a double heaping 😀

      Progress is being made to get this trip going once again. Our trucks should be done later this afternoon. Finger’s crossed.

      Love you (and your manicure ;-)) – Leslie

  • gardenpinks

    What a carry on you have had with these trucks Leslie! Is anyone going to cover your expenses? Thought not. Hope you get them back operational very soon and get then get rid of them as quickly as possible – absolute nightmare for you both.

    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

    • Message In A Fold

      Thankfully the repair bills are paid by the customer. We will get reimbursed for most of our hotel stays the food and entertainment is all on us.

      The “Downtime” is what is questionable. The customer is going to have kittens over that. 11 days at $100 per day. That will probably not be paid to us.

      Let’s just hope this is the end of the drama!

      Interesting little glimpse into our world and the confusion that sometimes mires the works 😀

      Love you – Leslie

  • pati

    Oh what a nightmare! I do hope all this ends soon.

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