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Hannah Jones: Summary of Ride-Along with Steve V.

July 24, 2017

 

As most of you may know, last week I was out on the road with Steve V. I wanted to go out so I could experience the issues that our drivers face on a daily basis and see what a driver’s life is like out on the road. We were supposed to be out Tuesday through Saturday, but Rick needed our help delivering a load so we left on Monday instead. When I got home I found out that I had surprise plans for Monday that now had to be rescheduled.

 

Our first load was a delivery at Sherwin Williams in Fredericksburg, PA. We left on Monday morning. That night was my first time sleeping in a big truck. I slept on the top bunk all week. The first night I didn’t have too much problem sleeping. I just needed to learn how to work the APU. I was extremely cold that first night. The day was pretty uneventful.

 

On Tuesday, we ran into traffic on the interstate we turned on the CB to see if there was talk of an

alternate route. On the fly, Steve decided to try an alternate that we overheard. We followed the route not knowing if it would take us where we wanted to go. As we were about to get back on the interstate we ran smack dab into SW in Fredericksburg. We made our delivery in Fredericksburg and were put on a St Mary’s, PA to Princeton, KY and Mattoon, IL. From there the views just got better. I got to experience tight turns on the square and how the truck reacts when going up hills on our way to St. Mary’s.

 

On Wednesday we made it to Leitchfield, KY without very many issues. During my time on the road

Steve was able to ask me any questions he wan