Things are picking up around here work-wise. And I’m pretty glad they are!
This afternoon I’ll be picking up my second load for the week, which puts me right where I want to be, running 2-4 days a week. This load will require my trailer, which is a little bit different these days as most of the loads I’ve had recently have been truck only jobs.
I’m not complaining! I am spoiled though, and I have to admit it.
The only real negative to hauling the new 20′ trailer is having to park and walk a little way to get coffee refills, since most parking lots at Starbucks and McDonalds don’t allow for trailer turn around room. Other than that, it’s pretty easy, especially when I think back to when I hauled the old 40′ trailer all over the place.
Now that thing could be a challenge to even get into some truck stop parking lots, and some of the loads I had on it put me at 12 or 13 feet high, so I had to keep an eye out for trees and such as well when on small streets and side-roads.
Not so much with the 20′. My current customers don’t seem to feel the need to load me that high, or very heavy either. Most of the things I haul these days are either on little pallets or in bundles that never get much higher than a couple of feet, and no more than a few thousand pounds. I’m glad on both counts as it makes my life a little less complicated and my delivery runs a little less nerve-wracking.
I haven’t had a load on that shifted on me, haven’t had a strap bust, and haven’t had a white-knuckle drive due to crazy big loads in a long, long time.
Which makes me a little more appreciative for the nice little loads I do get these days.
It hasn’t been all that long ago that I was standing out in a blinding rainstorm with lightening striking all over the place tying down a full 4o’ trailer full of truck beds that I had to haul down to south Texas for roughly half of what my current jobs pay.
Yep, I’m thankful. And it’s already been a good hotshotting week.