July 03, 2016

Photo From the Road (Kentucky)

I don’t always have the opportunity to get a good breakfast in while on the road. But if I’m anywhere near Mount Vernon, Kentucky traveling on I-75, the Derby City South Truck Plaza is worth a stop. The prices are more than reasonable and while the parking lot and facility are a bit old its clean and staffed by very friendly people.

May 29, 2016

Photo From the Road (New York)

Okay so most of the time when I’m in the NYC area my full attention is centered on getting in and getting out as quickly as possible. However on this trip my stay was unavoidably longer than I had intended. On the positive side I was in an area that was safe for overnight parking and convenient to a local eatery called Sal's Pizza & Pasta. Since I was destined to stay the night I just had to sample their New York pizza which was absolutely delicious. I would defiantly recommend to anyone who travels for a living to take advantage of the “local fair” when ever possible.

April 23, 2016

Photo From the Road (Pennsylvania)

Proof positive that its not “always sunny in Philadelphia”. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed – and other American Revolutionary sites. No less iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film "Rocky." (Google)

April 03, 2016

Photo From The Road (Indiana)

Planed my week to get the maximum amount of miles possible by leaving home early and parking overnight at the consignee. So when I unload in the morning I would have plenty of time to reload and maybe repeat the process. Unfortunately plans don’t always work out like I want them no matter how I try. When I woke up the morning to get unloaded the fork lift driver just said “back in that door and we’ll get you unloaded”. So I start the truck, put it in gear and it wont budge. Long story short I got towed to a Freightliner shop to get fixed but because the part had to be ordered I was down all week. Good thing Maverick provides adequate “breakdown pay” or the week would have been a total disaster.

March 25, 2016

Photo From The Road (Brooklyn N.Y.)

Needless to say driving a semi an any of the Boroughs of N.Y.C. is a challenge. It’s basically way too many people living and working way too small of a space. Dealing with getting in and out for me took some planning. First of all I called the consignee to confirm the directions . Next I made sure to get as close as I could the night before delivery.

Getting in early is key so I left to arrive at their door by 5 A.M. for my 6:30 A.M. appointment. This turned out to be a better move than I thought because I actually found a place to park on the curb to get unloaded. After unloading I was able to leave via the same route I used to get in but traffic was very heavy and very active. Moral of my story; plan well and take your time.