Out of retirement. 

Well, I had a year of being retired. Joe needs me back out with him because his arthritis makes it difficult for him to do this job by himself. 

Just before Christmas I got signed on at Coldiron. We saw our kids and grandkids for the holiday, which made it sweeter.  

Joe’s first trip with me was a total bust. Trucks from an auction in Fort Worth and a a Freightliner in Amarillo, Texas going to San Bernardino, California ended up in Flagstaff, Arizona at a Freightliner shop. 

After visiting our daughter and her little family in Los Angeles we went to Brighton, Colorado for trucks going to Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. 

We spent Christmas Eve with our Colorado kids and grandson before leaving for Pennsylvania. These trucks made it all the way to the delivery point. 

In Morrisville, Pennsylvania we picked up three day cabs going to Little Falls, Minnesota. 

We delivered them on New Year’s Day. 

Follow me on Facebook – Leslie Bockenstette – to keep up with the crazy business of Drive-Away. 

Happy New Year!


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 “Out of retirement. 

  • Jen

    Wow, that’s an amazing amount of travel! I had to look up Little Falls, MN. That’s way north! How do you handle food on the road .. Are fruit/veg a challenge? I friended you.

    • Message In A Fold

      Jen, fruit and vegetables are a challenge. However, the Love’s Truck Stop and Travel Centers sell 8 ounce cups of raw vegetables and chopped fruit at 2 for $5.00. Other than that we are at the mercy of the larger truck stops with restaurants and their canned veggies. We used to stop at grocery stores between loads as we traveled in our pick up. The produce would get lost in the tons of crap in the back seat and spoil. Usually we would ask “What’s that smell?!” before we remembered the rotting food.

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