Had a hectic day yesterday getting things ready for Sue and the boys. Arranged all the utility accounts, phone gets connected on Tuesday bought basic stuff for kitchen, air beds and blankets. Had the chance to go to Grunthal last night where there was the annual AG Fair which included a rodeo.
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Thursday, 16 August 2007
Went down empty to Thief River Falls, Minesota to collect 28 Arctic Cat snow mobiles. Got loaded by 11.45 and ran back to the yard and dropped the trailer.
Collected the keys for our new house from the realtor and went round to check things out, everything looking good.
Sue and the boys arrive on Monday and I am off now till 27th.
Had all my deliveries off by 12.30 Monday and sent satellite to Chad but no reload till Tuesday morning.
Seen this hawk at my last delivery, it was obviously in some distress and no it wasn't me that hit it.
Tuesday morning loaded 15 pallets of shingles (Canadian equivalent of roof tiles) for delivery Wednesday morning at Glenella Mb. Tipped Wednesday and down to Brandon to reload back to Steinbach. Going to Thief River Falls Mn, USA tomorrow.
Sunday, 12 August 2007
Done 2 collections on Friday afternoon, 13 pallets of steel forgings and 4 pallets of monumental granite giving me 3 deliveries in Edmonton on Monday. Decided to leave Steinbach first thing Saturday morning, nothing to stay around for until next week. Made Edmonton Sunday afternoon and got a good internet connection. Caught up with my emails and was able to speak to Sue and the boys and got to talk to my Mum and Dad (get those flights booked and stay as long as you want). Should be an interesting day tomorrow, both deliveries of granite are going to memorial gardens.
Friday, 10 August 2007
Set out on my first trip on Sunday. Up to Brandon, Mb and pick up a loaded trailer, strap and tarp it and on my way. It took 2 of us 5 hours to sort out my load above, then off we went both heading for Edmonton, Ab to deliver Tuesday morning. A fairly uneventful trip, a couple of close calls with deer but none hit. Tipped Tuesday morning and got satellite message for next load. A full load of lumber to be collected at Iron River, Ab, 3 hours away. Got loaded Tuesday afternoon for Selkirk, Mb to deliver Thursday morning. All done and then back to the yard. Went to see the lawyer and sign for the house. No loads leaving till tomorrow, see Chad at 0900 tomorrow.
Thursday, 2 August 2007
Finished orientation today and got signed onto my truck. Also got issued with all the equipment needed to pull most loads on a flat deck, even got issued with air fresheners and polish for inside the cab which they will replace when used. Going back in tomorrow morning to see Chad (my dispatcher) and hopefully will be leaving on my first trip in the afternoon. No idea where I will be going yet but BFS cover the area in the map above. I will probably be kept in Canada for the first couple of loads then head of into the states.