Papa Pigs Zainy Rookie Solo Adventures

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Tortuga 's Comment
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Congratulations Papa Pig! dancing-dog.gifdancing-dog.gif

Auggie69's Comment
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Got my first level 1 inspection today. Passed with ease but I was running late and really needed to get down the road. But hey what can you do

Also got something encouraging in my emails

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Since it says September I’m assuming I didn’t win but it was nice to be nominated. I had no clue. It has been a rough few days so that was a nice little pick me up

You're doing awesome with that type of account. You can back anywhere.

Take a load off and find a nice City position with an LTL near your home. I put in 54 hours this week and grossed about $1800. Home every night.

Life isn't always like delivering a box of chocolates to Dollar General ;)

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Papa Pig's Comment
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That’s the plan for next year auggie. For sure.

Today I’m Doing something rare. Got my load rather early and it delivers at 6 am in the morning. Once I looked at the store I realized that I couldn’t get there before 10pm tonight to park because the unloading area is essentially right in the main parking lot. So here I am , waiting in a truck stop, doing a split. Sooooo boring lol. I’m used to driving , working, turn and burn. I don’t know how some drivers just hang out in a truck stop all day. I tried to nap a little bit but don’t want to mess up my sleep pattern for tonight. To kill the time I’m watching the fuel island and it’s hilarious lol. Sooooo many A$$h@les. What do y’all do to kill time? This is new for me lol.

Delco Dave's Comment
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If you have netflix, sign into your account on your phone. Lots of stuff on there to occupy you for a bit

Papa Pig's Comment
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Been an interesting couple of weeks. Delivered to a lot of new stores that I haven’t been too before. I had 3 stores in a row that I had to blindside back off the road to get into the loading area.

In Chattanooga there was a drive by in front of my truck while i was unloading. I heard about 6-8 gun shots. I looked up to see if there were any holes in the trailer and upon seeing the absence of them I continued to unload. I didn’t realize the severity of the shots until I was finished and realized I was blocked in by police and ambulances. Grabbed some bbq from across the street and watched the show.

Still rolling along and slinging freight

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Been an interesting couple of weeks. Delivered to a lot of new stores that I haven’t been too before. I had 3 stores in a row that I had to blindside back off the road to get into the loading area.

In Chattanooga there was a drive by in front of my truck while i was unloading. I heard about 6-8 gun shots. I looked up to see if there were any holes in the trailer and upon seeing the absence of them I continued to unload. I didn’t realize the severity of the shots until I was finished and realized I was blocked in by police and ambulances. Grabbed some bbq from across the street and watched the show.

Still rolling along and slinging freight

DAYUM, son! Now THAT would've made for some GOOD video on your channel~!!

Somehow, Y/T shut off my 'alerts' ... so haven't been notified if you've posted any lately.

SHEESH, though.. too close for comfort; STAY safe, man!!

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Rob D.'s Comment
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I didn’t realize the severity of the shots until I was finished and realized I was blocked in by police and ambulances. Grabbed some bbq from across the street and watched the show.

Only ex-military on crazy people (I know kinda redundant) would do this.

Papa Pig's Comment
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I was less worried about the gunshots than some of the tight blindside backs.

I had a sweep (picking up empties)on Wednesday. They tack these on at the end of your deliveries. This certain store had a parking area adjacent to the loading/unloading area and I had no choice but to block a few customers in. Specifically a white truck. I figured when he came out I would move and let him out. Clock was ticking and I waited long enough. I had been loading up for about 5 minutes and this dude comes out and says “hey , how long you gonna be”!? I tell him to wait a sec and I will move out of the way. When I get up to the front of the cab fulling intending on moving he is taking pictures of my truck and puts his phone down when he sees me. I ask if I can help him with something and he starts saying how I shouldn’t be parked there yada yada. Bad attitude. I just smile and say sorry just doing my job. He sees me get open my cab and then gets in his truck expecting to move. I grab my cigarettes, go back to the rear of the trailer and take a smoke while loading up the last 6 empties. 😂🤣 . I don’t know if he called My company or not but tbh it was worth it. I’m not gonna cuss at you or fight you, I’m too lazy for that ... but I think this move got my point across.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Rob T. I remember you saying something about listening to forensic files all night. This is what I listen too when getting to sleep. ASMR true crime. This lady is Canadian and is soo relaxing even though it’s about murder and crime..

https://youtu.be/QA0ROoWdkMk

Rob T.'s Comment
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Rob T. I remember you saying something about listening to forensic files all night. This is what I listen too when getting to sleep. ASMR true crime. This lady is Canadian and is soo relaxing even though it’s about murder and crime..

https://youtu.be/QA0ROoWdkMk

Thanks! I'll have to give it a listen on my way home later

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