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Our trailer was almost robbed in Louisiana today!!

Well our trip was to go from Georgia to Texas. Last night after 3 of our planned truckstops were filled to the capacity we drove around for about 1 hour looking for somewhere to park. After every attempt and no where else to go we decided to stop at a Walmart, where supposedly there was a truck stop since we saw it in the truck stop book. We drove and found nothing all that was left was a Walmart Supercenter.

We saw four other trucks parked so we didnt see too much of a harm. My husband of course took precautions since in last coming weeks we had received messages from the company of trailers being stolen. He went and unhooked the trailer, put on the landing, disconnected all the lines, and put a kingpin lock on the trailer. A kingpin lock is made of steel so its almost nearly impossible to break into the trailer. Where the doors are my husband is only required to have one lock, but he always has 3 so we didn’t even have to worry about that. Afterwards he parked almost on top of the trailer so no one could hook it up to anything.

We went to bed at around 2:00 a.m. well 1:00 a.m there central time. We awoke by 10:00 a.m to go shopping for some food and head out. Well when we went to Wendy’s we saw some graffiti on the trailer. When we inspected the truck we had seen there was some forced entry on the doors of the trailer but they did not succeed. Looks like maybe they used a crowbar or something similar to that. The locks were still there but some looked kinda tampered with.

My guess is they probably thought my husband had a high value load because of the 3 locks and not the typical one that you see and wanted to get an early Christmas gift. Well you didn’t haha too bad. You failed and I laugh so that you can learn your lesson. Don’t take anything that isn’t yours!!! I don’t know if they tried anything with the other trucks since they were gone when we awoke in the morning but we were lucky.

We did take pictures just in case we get the company on our back and I won’t post them because I don’t want to disclose where my husband works, but you can just take my word for it.

Fortunately nothing did happen to the trailer and of course more importantly nothing happened to us but I don’t think we are going to be stopping anywhere near Lousiana if we really don’t have to.

March 11, Posted by | Louisiana | 1 Comment

Stuck in Louisiana part 2 with attitude!

Here is what happened last night after being told we need to wait about 7 hours! Well after they tell my husband that we need to wait an eternity we decided to go to the nearby Arbys to eat dinner. Well we go in and after some time we decided what we wanted to eat. First and foremost this woman had the biggest attitude, like the one you know that they hate their job, and that she doesn’t like working with customers is the face she had. Now not to sound mean or racist but this woman reminded me of those little brown monsters that are in the nintendo games that were after Mario. I mean I am not one to judge because I am no looker but I just couldn’t help it. She proceeded to tell my husband that they didn’t have certain things we wanted. They didn’t have curly fries, they didn’t have any milkshakes, they didn’t have any apple turnovers, and they didn’t have no mountain dew or light mountain dew, and she had to ask the woman first if she could make the grilled chicken for my husband. Well I just thought to myself well maybe you shouldn’t be open! Well we decided for me a crispy chicken sandwich meal and my husband grilled with regular crappy fries and monzerella sticks. Well my husband stood there waiting for our food while I sat down after choosing between practically 2 sodas, as I was already steamed with her attitude and their lack of food. As my husband stood there she took someone else’s order and barked at my husband “what do you want”? My husband just said I am waiting for the food. Well, we finally got our food and sat down and ate quickly to get out of there.Arbys just isn’t the same without curly fries and especially isn’t pleasant when people are so rude.Well around 1:00 a.m they called us to come to dock number 6. Well when we get ready my husband starts to drive to the shipper which was about 1 minute away from where we were parked. We pass this sign that says “Caution extremely bumpy road ahead”. I didn’t think mc of it because we have gone through many bumpy roads before like ones in Arkansas. As my husband is driving, I knew exactly what that sign meant. I was sitting on the back on the laptop and I was holding on to dear life as the truck bounced up and down up and down for what seemed like hours. I think that my intestines were out of place. Even the tv which has a strap to hold it in place came out of it’s strap and almost fell. All bottles and food all moved around. I even watched as my laptop which was charging as I was using it turned on and off of charging because of this road. Thank god we finally made it we got to our dock and waited about 30 minutes for them to load us. We turned the truck back on, of course going through that street again and went back to the same place to go to sleep, which was almost 3 in the morning, Well this morning we head for Texas. Let’s see what happens to us on the way there.100_1845.JPG

December 19, Posted by | Louisiana | 2 Comments

Stuck in Louisiana

Well we are here in Port Allen Louisiana, stuck until they load my husband.My husband first gets a a load at 4:30 and he is supposed to be at the location at 4:00 p.m. Then we get into traffic to go 7 exits down, and get there about an hour and 15 minutes later. Once we get to the supposed location we missed the street since like always there isn’t a sign and these people thinks we are some sort of fukkin psychic. Well we get to the place and to make long story short they tell my husband that there is a wait to be loaded with 20 trucks in front of him. They take an average of 3 trucks per hour so the wait is about 7 hours just to be called to the dock for them to load the trailer. Then for them to load the trailer god knows how long that will take. So here we are stuck and pissed off until they call us to the dock. In these days I am going to be geting more into detail on how cars can prevent accidents with trucks. Cars don’t have the knowledge on how to drive with trucks on the road, and risk their lives and the lives of others. I want to raise awareness on this subject and the trucking industry. So stay tuned!!

December 18, Posted by | Louisiana | Leave a comment