Turned in my truck at the Phoenix Drop Lot yesterday. Starting tomorrow I am going on the CSK Dedicated account here in Phoenix. System was an interesting learning experience, but I won't miss those California speed limits. The only problem? CSK uses white trucks. How am I going to adapt?
One last trip to Fontana before I go onto the CSK account!
Running a load out to Commerce and then picking up a return from Proctor and Gamble in Oxnard, headed back to the Valley of the Sun.
Good Bye Western Region!!! Hello Phoenix Dedicated and being home almost every night!
I can't believe I'm actually home. I've been on the road since July 15th and finally arrived back home yesterday. Other than a three day trip to Utah and back, all of that time has been spent in California, Oregon and Washington.
These three states have split speed limits. It is exactly what it sounds like. One speed limit for cars and one for trucks. Scary to try and get around in traffic when the cars are flying by you at 20+mph above what you can legally do.
I've been totally overloaded with California politics over the last 4 weeks. I don't care who wins the recall election, as long as it stops being THE NEWS ITEM OF THE CENTURY! soon.
Back down into Southern CA again. Drove up to a place called Napavine, WA and then back down to the LA Area.
Right now I'm at the TA Truckstop in Wheeler Ridge, CA. That's at the northern base of the Grapevine.
Headed to Oxnard and a Procter & Gamble load headed for Phoenix and home! Been on the road a long time!
I'm sitting on Willamette Pass, in Oregon. I rode the tram to the top of the mountain and back. Beautiful scenery. I snapped a couple of pictures while I was up there, too. Hope they turn out!
Fontana to Sacramento to Los Angles to Delano and then on up to Seattle to a Sears store right downtown. I don't know if I'm coming or going.
This store is located in the Starbucks building! Too bad I don't like coffee.
LIFE AS A WESTERN REGION DRIVER
ALRIGHT! I've passed my tests and I'm qualified to drive this beast. Now, let's get the heck on down the road. I'M A TRUE PUMPKINHEAD NOW.
I find that I do my best thinking while the wheels are rolling the miles away. Unfortunately most of that deep thinking doesn't stick around when I'm done driving. I find that more urgent things take my attention and the earth-saving ideas I had quietly slip into the haze of half-remembered feelings and emotions. I should get a voice recorder or something. I'll have to remember to do that.