03 January 2012

Year 2, Day 3 (I Need A "Do-Over")

Today has turned out to be very unproductive and uneventful. This morning when I called Monica (my Fleet Manager) to find out if I had a load yet, I also let her know that I needed to get into the shop. When I turned on the truck, the "Check Transmission" light started flashing on the dash. I didn't have these problems when I parked for vacation. Monica just had me head to the North Little Rock terminal and made an appointment for 1100. When I arrived and checked in, I wandered around for a bit to try and kill some time before I checked on the status.

A few hours later I went to the shop and they told me that the transmission issue (since the truck was still under warranty) had to be taken care of by Freightliner. Needless to say, I'm staying in a motel tonight. Hopefully the problem will be taken care of in the morning and I can get on the road. Especially since I found out earlier that our company is beginning to take loads to the southwest. One of the other drivers in the division picked up a load today in Russellville, AR going to Riverside, CA, and another driver was sent to pick up a load in Nogales, AZ. Slowly, but surely, our traffic lanes are increasing.

At least I was able to get a coffee from Starbucks... so there was a positive from today.

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