Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Presenting . . .

When Tony and I first started driving in 2007, we would look at the FedEx Custom Critical rigs as they went by and wonder what their life might be like and how it would be different from the life of an Over The Road type company driver.
We are about to find out . . .
Mid October, we started packing up the old white '93 Taurus and started out on a 2,000 mile journey that would hopefully end in the picture you see above.  
Let me tell you . . . 
We are feeling every single one of those 2,000 miles right now - but we are about to fly off the launch pad from Atlanta, Georgia.
We hooked up with a small (3 trucks) fleet owner via the interwebs and telephone.  After working out details, we embarked on the journey to Akron, Ohio (900 miles from Joplin) to begin orientation with FedEx Custom Critical.  After stuffing our brains for 3 days, we headed down to Atlanta to pick up the truck.  Some details still needed to be ironed out and some actually needed to be steamed pressed, but after all was said and done, we are now installed in that beautiful truck and ready to go on the FedEx Custom Critical board in the morning.  
Due to some equipment issues, we will only be running as a solo right now, but we will both take turns with the driving and get some time behind the wheel of our new rig.

So . . . that is the news from this end.
Please send me comments and let me know you are there and want us to continue this blog.

6 comments:

Corrick family said...

You know how I feel about it! I've missed hearing how you and Tony are doing.

Fandango Travelers said...

Thanks darling Corrick Mama. I can always count on you to leave me a comment. It really makes a difference.

mabb007 said...

Fandango Woman...I'm peein my pants I'm so excited for you an Tony an Leo!!! Will Leo be doin any tv commercials for Fed Ex??? Groovonyas!!!!

goodattheetch said...

Ok, found my password. (Yay me!) I'll follow your blog; you follow mine. Deal? Oh, I'll post comments too.

proudpop said...

Jana,
Your dad and I walk together in the mornings when I am in Texas. When you were driving before I checked your blog often to see where you were and what you were doing so he and I could kibitz. Although I find your blogs very entertaining, he filled in the pieces. He told me about all the urban farmer things you had to give up to get back on the road. But the loss that those chickens experienced by you leaving is our gain to be able to follow your trans-continental trek. (BTW where are the chickens?)

Fandango Travelers said...

Proud Pop,
Thanks for keeping up with us. The chickens went to a good home with a woman who sells eggs for "pin" money. She will take good care of them and not eat them!