Salt Lake City's Earthquake

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Salt Lake City Earthquake

Had a delivery there for 1300, #2 up the road in Corinne at the WallyWorld DC and #3 back down to Layton at Smith's/Kroger at midnight.

Got up in Rock Springs and headed out at 0910. Twenty miles down the road I get a call from the broker....don't have to rush because my delivery to SLC was cancelled for today (yesterday) due to a 5.7 earthquake! What??!!

So WallyWorld became #1 and Kroger #2. While sitting at WW, I get an email from the office. The receivers (7/11 Stores) won't be opening for several days so, being that it's time sensitive cut fruit, it's been donated. I will deliver it in a few hours and then deadhead home, cause I pick up in the morning, 26 miles from my house, and head to WI.

Laura

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Woke up to a missed call from the broker and a text message to call him before moving. The original receiver is to get their load, but it's been taken out of their system. So made some coffee and waited a bit. Got the call to go to them. Ran the 30 miles and found the lights on the road coming off I-80 & the rest of the way were out.

Started to pull in when a guy came running out. Their power is out and the building inspector can't check them out. So, sitting and waiting embarrassed.gif

Laura

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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So, how's it going out there, Laura?

Brandon Kitts's Comment
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I was in Salt Lake City parked at a flying j for the night. Felt the truck rock but it just seemed like a windy night. Didnt even know it had been an earthquake until I heard it on the news radio.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well just missed it.....Got here in SLC dropped our XPO load grabbed an empty now at shippers place camped out til they open 7 am for live load then off to Illinois delivery.......Gawd Im getting to really hate I80 thru WY. Lol Nebraska was thick fog.

Wy was snow flurries all the way thru. Some spots I could barely see the lines lol....Whens spring coming dag nabbit lol

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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