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Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Just hauled the most important load of my career!

Surprise!!!

I finally captured Old School. He was helpless on I44 and had no where to detour around me.

Since I only had 555 miles to do today I really do have some time on my hands and opted to have a short breakfast with the man.

We meet at the TA about 7 miles from the terminal and have breakfast. It was nice to finally meet the guy!

Then I get a call from my DM. He said security went to him because they're wondering why I'm not driving. Seriously...

I told him and he said I need to get down the road right now. My DM is great, but he's just a puppet in this situation.

I'm a liar if I say that I didn't get really ****ed off at this. It cut our breakfast in half, I wasn't even able to finish my plate!

Whatever. I'm angry.

I drive down the road and 4 hours later I need to use the restroom really badly! I can't hold it until the next truck stop. So I quickly stop at a rest area and run inside. This takes me a total of 1 minute and 30 seconds. I timed it.

5 miles down the road I get a message from my DM. Security says you stopped at a rest area, why did you stop?

Umm, why the hell do you think!?

I told them it took a minute and said "they can rest easy".

At this point I completely lose my cool. If I was at home there would be a hole in the wall. Us Russians are temperamental people.

I'm about to call security and tell them to shove something up their ass. But instead I call Guy DeCou to tell him the situation and ask advice from a neutral party. Next I call my wife and rant. Afterwards I call Pat (PJ) and rant to him and ask for his opinion.

I overlooked the fact that that ****head woke me up and told me to work when I had no hours, woke up a driver who is sleeping. Imagine if I had gotten into an accident and I told the investigators my story? That would make the news just like the Walmart accident. Security is ridiculous and honestly I'm thinking about talking to Safety about them.

I drove the rest of the way and luckily I didn't get any more crap from anyone. I've never been so ticked off before in trucking.

I convinced my delivery to take me early so I got that garbage out of my trailer this morning. Done. I hate being micromanaged.

I'm done with it, I can now add that load to my resume when I look for a local job in a few months.

Prime is a great company, this is not a company bashing thread. But every company has bad apples and this is my story of the biggest load I ever hauled.

I do feel proud though. At just 22 years old I've hauled hundreds of loads, survived two winters, and now I can finally say I hauled a load that's worth more than I'll ever have in the bank. I wish they can give me a small cut of that money though so I can buy a Prius.

It was great to finally meet you Old School! I am lucky!! IMG_5444_zps607d0c97.jpg

Daniel, It sounds like you did a great job!!! You should be proud of yourself, it does not matter if you are 22 or any age - in my book you did a fantastic job in keeping your head and not losing your cool. Your journey was a bit nerve racking to say the least, however, the level of patience & professionalism that you exhibited is a testament to great maturity at ANY age!!! Good luck & God Bless in all your travel's, Debbie :)

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