Well I’m takin’ some time off from writin because I’m a heading to Hawaii next week fer vacation. Now I know I mostly write about my recent stories with load securement and whatnot, but for this one, I’m going to take it back. Way back.
The time was 1971, and I was a skinny kid from Missouri just learning the ins and outs of cargo securement. It was one of my first real runs, a cross country from Pennsylvania all the way to California. At the time, I hardly knew a thing bout ratchet straps or load binders, but what I did know was that there was gonna be a Grateful Dead concert out in San Francisco that I was goin to see.
I’m sure even you youngsters know the song “Truckin.” Well that was just about my theme song the whole ride there. I trucked on out, making sure that my load securement was alright about every 300 miles, I reckon. Well when I finally got to old San Fran, everybody was smoking dope, and I made sure that my cargo securement was okay before I started to party. Those boys sure can play some gee-tar, I tell ya. It was hands down best show I’ve ever seen.