Tim: Its been awhile since I’ve updated, so here we go!
Charisse and I are currently training with our new trucking company, Midwest Carriers, out of Kaukauna WI. We’ll be with our driver trainers for about 4 weeks before we get our own truck, and are turned loose on the world.
I’m training with Darrell (his is the truck on the left, 2017 Volvo). He’s been in the industry for about 30 years, and his wealth of knowledge has been incredibly helpful. He started out driving team with his Dad, and you can really tell that trucking is in his blood.
Charisse has been training with our friend Robin (2019 Volvo on the right). She was the one who was a lot of the inspiration for our decision to go trucking, AND to hike the PCT (she hiked it in 2013).
Both of us have been fortunate to land at such a high quality company, and we’ve been meeting so many great people. Plus, we’ve already driven 3-4000 miles each in the last week or so. Our runs have taken us to Minnesota, South Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Its already shaping up to be a great adventure, and we’ll keep everyone posted with where this takes us.