Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Back on the Road

Yea . . . we are finally back on the road.  Our stop in Odessa ended up lasting 8 days.  We were really ready to get back in the truck and get some miles under us.   We got a 350 mile deadhead (no load, but paid) to Irving to pick up a load and head on over to California.  We love driving to California - always get good miles on those runs (this one will be 1550 miles).
The best part was that we got to have dinner with my sister and her husband.  They had never seen our truck and we got to show it off.  When we dropped our last load before hometime, I made sure that we picked up a trailer that matched our tractor.  After Con-Way bought CFI, the corporate heads decided to change the color and logo on our trucks and trailers.  We had really been looking forward to driving one of the CFI "Red Racers" but ended up with a brand new (only 27 miles when we got it!) white tractor with some great blue sweeping stripes.  With 3,000 trucks in the fleet, it will be some time before all of the red trucks are gone and we are running all white ones.  They are also replacing the fifty gazillion trailers in our fleet at the same time.  I guess we get a matching trailer about 15% of the time.  When it happens, our tractor seems to feel happier as we gobble up the miles.  Maybe it's just me, but I think the mis-matching trailer makes my butt seem bigger. . .what do you think?  

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Well, let's just say it isn't flattering! :)