Solving “Problem #1”

Having placed ourselves at a Love’s truck stop located in Ormond Beach, Florida and 115 miles from Lakeland, Florida where the trucks we have been assigned to are waiting. The most prudent thing to do is rent a car.

Having our pickup towed to a Ford garage mid afternoon on a Friday is not one of our options. This would, most likely, result in being without a vehicle over the weekend. Even so far as into the beginning of next week. Tuesday being the earliest.

Then there is the problem of our trailer. Where would it be safely parked while the pickup is being repaired?

At this point the safest place for our equipment would be at a truck stop. We hope.

The solution to our first problem is to rent a car and high tail it to the Kenworth dealership in Lakeland, Florida and salvage as much as we can.

We called for a taxi to take us to the International Airport in Daytona, Florida.

Once the car is obtained…


Beat it for Lakeland. Joe called the shop manager at the Kenworth and he agreed to hang around until we arrived.

Once at the dealership it was get into high gear and get the trucks inspected, signed for, then parked outside the fenced area.


Dark was fast approaching and we would need a hotel, as well as a place to stage the trucks.

A Holiday Inn with truck parking is 4 miles away. I lead Joe to the hotel where he parked the first of the four trucks.


Then followed three more trips between the Kenworth dealership and the hotel.

Next problem to solve is getting the pickup and trailer from Ormond Beach to Lakeland.


Do you have any ideas on how to solve this second problem?



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 “Solving “Problem #1”

  • mjc1520

    How about using one of the trucks to hook to the trailer and move it? Drive the truck to Ormond Beach, pick up the p/u then hook to trailer and take both to Lakeland. Would that solve your problem?

  • gardenpinks

    Vehicles are like computers – brilliant when they are working but frustrating as hell when they stop working!! I would guess that two trucks would be driven to pick up trailer and pickup??
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

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