Car of the day.
I was employed at this firm as a full time ,"Spare Driver" and so far I have had a vehicle to drive every day since I started in June.
There are two of us 'Spare' and usually we are both kept busy, but this week I have been on sickness cover.
I was told to keep my work phone with me and be ready if any one rang.
Monday morning at 5.30 I woken up with the phone ringing and asked to get in for 6 " A nice little run over to Cambridge "said the voice on the phone.
The truck was another 7.5 t ! I put my stuff in and found my notes Cambridge first, but then Hunstanton , then Norwich , then Attelborough and then back to Cambridge. No wonder the driver rang in sick.
In fact I think he was sick because he spent so long in this filthy truck. It smelt like rotten feet, I swear I moved my face to a certain position and I gagged. It was simply disgusting.
It didn't get any better all day.
It had grease and grime in every single crevice of the cab controls , they were all black with dirt and all the rubber areas around the steering wheel and gears had crumbs and fag ash and even worse , I saw nail clippings.
I was cursing the smelly sod all day.
I sprayed all the cheap aftershave I had been bought for Christmas in various parts of the cab but it made little difference.
Driving through the fens on the way to Hunstsanton.
This is where I was caught up in a sandstorm on the beach at Easter.
I drove right past where we stay.
Don't you just love the traffic in Norfolk.
Even at the sea side, a goods in, is just a goods in. This one was right on the sea front at Hunstanton.
I came to a cross roads and decided to keep going straight.
My Norwich drop makes fish tanks and my 8 pallets were going to the USA . They wern't ready so I had to sit around for a while while they picked the last few.
I watched this arrive at the factory opposite.
My Attelborough drop was right in country at a house called Hogweed House , he was trying to sell it, good luck with that !
This was the car of the day just for being exactly what is says on the tin.
I was out till 7.30 pm and after another break at Cambridge to put me 30 minutes into a ten hour drive I was overtook by this clown.
I was in a truck that easily cruised at 56- 57 MPH but this rushed past like the wind.
I was told to stay at home until called today , its 1. 30 pm now and still nothing so , hopefully thats a free pass for the day.