43 days and counting. 

We left Oklahoma City on March 30, 2016 for Nashville, Tennessee. 

March 31 we had a starter replaced in Brinkley, Arkansas. A $600 unplanned set back. 

  
On April 1, we picked up four trucks at Western Express in Nashville, Tennessee. 

  
Trucks were delivered to Carter Lake, Iowa. A suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. 

April 5 we picked up two trucks in Rockford, Illinois going to Houston, Texas. 

  
April 8 we picked up four powder blue trucks from Houston, Texas going to Buna, Texas the same day. 

  
April 11 we were in New Orleans, Louisiana to get four trucks going to auction in Tunica, Mississippi. We were delayed a day because the trucks weren’t ready. Delivered them on April 13. 

  
April 14 was in Lebanon, Tennessee to get four trucks going to Burr Ridge, Illinois on April 15. 

Had a bit of a sticky mess with the truck I drove. Gear shift knob was nasty. Had to put a Baggie on it. 

   
 
April 15 was Sturtavant, Wisconsin for two trucks going to Elizabeth, New Jersey. 

  
There was supposed to be a single truck for me in Fort Wayne, Indiana going to Elizabeth, New Jersey. All we got in Fort Wayne was bed bugs at the Red Roof Inn. 

 
 On April 19 Joe had to drive over 200 miles out of route to Pikeville, Kentucky for my two trucks going to Kearny, New Jersey. About 8 miles from where Joe was delivering. 
  
April 25 we were in Greer, South Carolina to get four trucks going to auction in Frankfort Springs, Pennsylvania. 

   
 
April 27 we were in Concord, North Carolina to get four trucks going to Covington, Tennessee. These poor trucks were in sad shape. We delivered them on April 30. 

  

May 1 was in Rainbow City, Alabama for two trucks then off to Fairburn and Atlanta, Georgia to round out the four trucks going to Indianapolis, Indiana. That was a TARFU trip. (Things Are Really Fouled Up). 

   
 
We delivered on May 4 where the fun continued. I got caught under the crossing arm of the delivery location. 

  
May 5 was back to Greer, South Carolina for trucks going to auction in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. We delivered those on May 7. 

   
 
May 8 we picked up four trucks in Lockport, New York going to auction in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania that same day.  By this time I was pretty exhausted and I was in dire need of an alternate mode of transportation. 

  
May 9 we were back in Lockport, New York for the final four trucks going to auction in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. We delivered those on May 10. 

After delivering those trucks we found a hotel room and crashed at 4:00 in the afternoon. Both of us slept until 5:00 this morning. 

Today, May 11 we are headed for Indianapolis, Indiana for three trucks going to Irving, Texas. With any luck we will be HOME this weekend.  There is a possibility we will be gone another 10 days. 

  

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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

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