Bad News! On the 3rd, I fell off a powered pallet jack and broke my left leg. I spent 5 days in the hospital and had some significant surgery on my left leg. It's totally hammered just below the knee. Oh the pain! The doctor says it will take 6 months to heal up, and maybe longer.
I'm on my own route now. It's a lot of in-town store deliveries and one trip to Flagstaff.
No more Utility driver shuttling trailers around town or filling in for vacationing drivers.
I just wish the warehouse would load the product better so that it doesn't fall over in the trailer the minute they roll the door down and seal it closed.
Just came home from a week teaming with another driver. His co-driver went on vacation and I filled in for her. We made three runs to Clearfield, UT and two runs to Commerce, CA in 5 1/2 days.
Whew.It's definately fall up in Utah. The trees are turning pretty colors and the leaves are starting to drop. Soon there will be snow, and I am not looking forward to it at all
Surprise! Last week I called the Training Engineer I rode with and he suggested I call the desk jockey on the account he runs on. I did and today is my first day as a Dedicated Account driver.
No more running from state to state. I am based in Phoenix and will run local with the occasional trip out of the area.
I am a Utility Driver. I shuttle trailers around town between the different distribution warehouses, and cover for route drivers when they go on vacation. There are 3 utility drivers.