Posts Tagged ‘Trucking’

Happy St. Paddy’s Day

// March 17th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Jays

Clover Liquor Beer Clover Happy St. Paddy’s Day!!!!!!!!!!!!! Clover Beer Liquor Clover

I made it past my blood pressure check today. hip hip hora!!!

I just pray my wife and kids do ok with this move, I’m gonna miss them so much, this is easily the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.

With the luck of the Irish maybe I will be paired with a trainer this week and be re-training next week. Later, I must be off.

Cheers Beer

Jay Smile

Again, Off I Go

// March 15th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Jays

Today I’m off to the bus station to catch a ride to Springfield, Mo. Yep I’m going back and hopefully this time things will go better for me. My blood pressure has been good for three weeks now so I am confident that this trip will be a lot better. With any good luck I will pass my physical and get a trainer this week so I can finally get back to truck driving. Please send good thoughts and prayers my way that this works out for me because I need all the help I can get in the luck department.

Cheers all Beer

Jay Wink

Yippee Ki-yay it’s a Good Day!

// February 23rd, 2009 // 2 Comments » // Home, Jays

Well, I went to the doctors office to get my blood pressure checked today and it was 137/78, yeah me! Clap  So all I need to do now is get two more weeks with readings like that or better and I am all set. They also told me my blood work came back normal so I’m doing good there as well, I really feel good in general and I can’t wait to get back to work. It would really be nice if a computer job opened up but I wouldn’t be disapointed to go back driving either, I’m just ready to go to work again. Smile

Cheers Beer

Jay Wink

I Hate The Grey Dog Bus

// February 19th, 2009 // 2 Comments » // Home, Jays

Did I mention I hate the grey dog bus

Springfield –> St Louis; The first part of the trip wasn’t bad the bus only left half an hour late and the driver had a good since of hummer and kept everybody in good spirits… the biggest problem I have is I’m 6’4″ tall so sittin in them little seats all scrunched up for 3 hours really sucks I finally let my legs dangle out in the isle in order to get some shuteye…

St. Louis –> Indianapolis; we was supposed to layover an hour here but being an half hour late you would think there would only be a half hour delay but nope we leave a half hour late again… at least I got the seat in the front the one that has mucho leg room… we stop in Effingham for a scheduled break well the 15 min break turned into a 30 min break so we are even later now… I gotta hand it to the driver though we hit some really slick roads and he kept it under control while the cars and trucks where hitting the ditches we had rubber on the road…

Indianapolis –> Cincinnati; late again getting out of the gate it would seem the bus we was supposed to take broke so they dug up an ancient bus from the graveyard to replace it… while waiting for the bus to warm up someone on the bus we just got off of had a seizure so that took precedence over everything… everywhere signs say no alcohol use permitted but the guy in the seat in front of me didn’t seem to care he slammed some beer and other shit down before the driver got on the bus so this part of the trip was kinda fun… well off we go shake rattle roll this bus is a real POS… I listened to mr drunky mull over the meaning of the word huge for an hour stuff like “really big is huge so all of Indiana is huge” “that house is huge” “that field is huge” “it’s really big so it’s huge” and then he starts turning to the empty seat next to him and has a conversation with nobody… this guy was pretty entertaining the hole trip went by kinda of quick for this part…

Cincinnati –> Lexington; imagine this, the departure here is late, seems to be following a pattern, and the major problem again is the bus we where supposed to take was broken so again (another pattern) they find the biggest POS they can and get started & bring it in… the baggage people in Cincinnati are some brutle mofo’s with the bags, a couple people filed complaints about some broken and torn bags and stuff… this was one scary freakin ride this bus driver almost got us hit pulling out of the terminal drive way and this driving pattern persisted all the way to Lexington… we saw several trailers close up I mean inches away from the windows, this was way to close for me… I heard the rumble of the rumble strips way to much as well but despite the white knuckle ride we made it to Lexington where I almost kissed the ground when I stepped of the buss…

A few observations:
I have one advantage over most of the people riding the bus and that is I don’t have a since of smell so I don’t have to put up with odor some of these people are bound to have…

Also I noticed there seem to be a lot of lesbians that ride the bus (I have no problem with lesbians this is just an observation), I seen several girls trying to look like guys in every terminal we went to…

The lead baggage guy in indy was a cool dude to, I think he was Jamaican he had that cool ascent and stuff… he seemed to take pride in the work he was doing so kudos to him… he treated everybody with respect even if they weren’t being nice…

Well I must be off…
Gotta go see the doc tomorrow, wish me luck…


Back Home I Go

// February 18th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Home, Jays

Evidently I now have high blood pressure so I can’t get in to the training program at Prime. I have never had high blood pressure in my life so why now do I find my self in this mess; I’m going to see my doctor Friday to see what he say’s about it. I had it checked two weeks ago when I had a physical done and it was 134/87 yesterday it was 158/106 this morning it was 144/100, It has to be less than or equal to 139/99. They say I can come back in 30 days if I have three good readings in a row so all isn’t lost.

The good  news is I get to see my wife and kids who I miss very much, the bad news is I am now jobless and I am so screwed, I can’t draw unemploment because I quit my last job and I never got hired at Prime so I can’t collect nothing there either, I guess I will figure something out. This is just more proof that if there is a god he hates me.


Last Post From Home

// February 15th, 2009 // Comments Off on Last Post From Home // Home, Jays

This will be my last post from home, at least for a few weeks. I head out Monday morning; I’m scheduled to pick up my rental car at 9:00 Monday morning and then it’s off to Springfield, MO for orientation and paperwork shuffle on Tuesday and then getting with an instructor to train and get my CDL back, it’s going to be a crazy week this week.

I’m gonna miss my wife & kids so much they just don’t know, hopefully I’m doing the right thing with going back over the road. I’ll never know if I don’t try so I am going to try like hell to make this a successful as I can.

I’m not one to be long winded so I must be off;  the next post will be from who knows where.

Cheers Wink


10 things I will miss!

// February 6th, 2009 // Comments Off on 10 things I will miss! // Home, Humor, Jays

Here’s a list of 10 things I will miss when I go over the road.

10. Trailer park girls walking around the neighborhood in their tight jeans. (Cold Weather).
09. Trailer park girls walking around the neighborhood in their tight little shorts and tank tops showing off their cute butt’s and perky boob’s (Warm Weather).
08. If I need something I can just hop in the Jeep and go get it.
07. Having free time everyday to spend doing nothing.
06. Going to Best Buffet Chinese restaurant at least once a week.
05. The Chinese girls at the Chinese restaurant.
04. My dogs (what more can I say).
03. Playing on my computer and surfing the web every night.
02. Getting a cold beer when I come home from work and want to relax and take it easy.
01. My Wife and Kids, I will be lost without my wife around, this will be the hardest thing to overcome.

Cheers Wink



// January 14th, 2009 // Comments Off on Excepted! // Home, Jays

Well; today I was excepted to go train at a trucking company called Prime it’s  in Springfield, MO. I haven’t set a date yet put I will probably go in about a month from now. I hate to have to start out at ground zero in my driving career again because I have six years of OTR driving experience, but that was ten years ago and I let my CDL expire so I guess I have to start over. I’m pretty excited about this new opportunity and scared shit-less at the same time. It’s clear I can’t stay at the factory I’m at now, evan if they manage to stay open I can’t work for what my pay has been cut down to, my pay has been cut back to what I was making 5 years ago(not just my pay was cut, it was a company wide pay-cut). If I stay there I will end up like they bitter old people I work with and I really don’t want that to happen.

Cheers Wink


Hibernation’s Over

// January 7th, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Home, Jays

Hibernation’s Over

I guess I can come out of my hibernation now, I’ve been in a state of hibernation (depression) the last few months; with the factory I work at being bought for 1$ and the new owner having a reputation of past companies he’s ran going bankrupt; he handed down a 10% pay cut in his first week in the plant. When I finally get out of this company I hope I never have to work in another factory again in my life.

The new year brings me to a new direction in life, I’m not one to get down and depressed for to long. Me and my wife have decided that I should get back into truck driving as soon as I can. I’m taking down my resumes from all the career sites and steering away from the computer field all together. I’ll get back into something I have years of experience in doing and I used to love doing it. My new goal is to own my own truck in a few years. Yeap; I hope to be an owner operator this time around in my trucking career. It will be hard on the family at first especially the baby but I think after a few months they all will adjust to me not being home everyday and soon see it is for the best that we make this change. I love my wife and kids and hate the idea of missing out on stuff that goes on at home, but sometimes we have to sacrifice a little to get ahead in life, so I think it’s for the best in the long run.

Soon this blog will be mobile and I will post from the road on my trials and tribulation of trucking.

Cheers all Wink