Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Staying Entertained During The Load Hunt

Even the seagulls are basking in the beautiful weather of the Olympic Peninsula.

We're still here, waiting on a load.  I don't mind as I'm the gorgeous weather during the day and have been able to catch up on a bunch of Redbox movies at night.

We've seen The Imitation Game (great), Birdman (absolutely horrible - I can't even believe it won the Oscar for Best Picture, among others), Beyond the Lights (cheesy, but with a good soundtrack), Kill the Messenger (great), Foxcatcher (didn't love it but Steve Carrell was fantastic albeit creepy and absolutely unrecognizable in his role), The Best of Me (typical Nicholas Sparks), and Hector and the Search for Happiness (so charming, I loved it!).

We also had dinner last night at a local Mexican restaurant with another one of the teams who are here also waiting on a load.  The food was great but the company was even better.  We had SO many laughs!.  They had some really fantastic stories about their time with one particular carrier and I was dying over some of the stuff they told us.  We stayed almost until closing time at the restaurant.  

Today we'll go into town to drop off our movies, maybe have lunch out, grab a few more groceries and continue to look for loads.

Keep your fingers crossed!




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2 comments:

Richard Bennett said...

Selena...I love following you and ed...I have been a company driver for almost 4 years and exploring the idea of owner operator...when you talk about waiting to find a load, is it your responsibility or does landstar help with that..rick

The Daily Rant said...

Hey Richard! I noticed you asked this question on another post, which I answered there but I'll cut and paste my answer here too. And then I think I'll do another post about it because we do get this question often. Here is my original answer to you:

Landstar has a load board that we have access to but we are responsible for finding our own loads. Sometimes an agent will call us directly, either because we're in the area and they need a truck or because we've worked with them in the past, but mostly we find our own stuff using the loads posted on the board (which is a computerized list kind of configured like an Excel spreadsheet) which provides us with all the contact information we need.

Please feel free to email me at salenalettera@gmail.com if you have specific questions about becoming an owner-operator. Ed and I will be more than happy to share with you whatever information might be of help to you.

Also, check out this blog post I did a few years ago: http://www.salenalettera.com/2012/03/click-mouse-make-money.html

Thank you for reading and thanks for taking the time to comment!