Friday, 22 November 2013

This new gig as an owner operator is going really well so far. Still getting a good combination of miles and home time.
I spent this week running with my brother from another mother, Neal. Not sure why people think we are brothers lol.

Anyway we had the same drops and picks so made a nice change to be running with someone else for a full trip.

Monday, 14 October 2013

A few shots while it was in Penners body shop and the finished article before leaving on its maiden voyage.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

I am back home after my first trip in the truck. The trip was 4874 miles with 2 drops, 4 trailer swaps and 6 border crossings. I returned home with a very nice 9.1 mpg average for the trip. So far so good.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Some more up to date pics of my truck. Volvo have now done everything to it that they need to, it goes to Thermo King this week to get a TriPac apu fitted then should be in Penners next week for licensing, safety, qualcomm fitted and decals.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Once again I have been asked to bring the blog up to date (your fault Mr. Coles lol). This week I gave my notice of resignation to Andy. It's one of the hardest things I have ever done.
The reason for this is not to go and work somewhere else but I am buying my own truck and doing it for myself.
I am buying a Volvo VNL 670 and putting it to work at Penners so not a lot will change apart from who has to pay the bills. I hope to have it on the road by the beginning of next month, more pics to come nearer the time.
We had my parents come and visit again this year for Gary and Amber's wedding and we are planning a holiday in UK next year for my Nieces wedding.

 Autumn is coming very quickly and we have had the logs delivered ready for winter. Sue has been working hard all summer in the yard and has kept it looking very nice.
I will get up to Winnipeg and take some more pictures of the truck as they prepare it for the road.