Loaded up some drill pipe bound for Nisku Alberta from the docks. It was early morning and I couldn’t resist taking a photo (see photo) of the city of Vancouver in the morning light. Only wish I would have walked to the edge of the pier to take the shot instead of from my truck. Headed out on the road and ran into some compact snow up on the Coquihalla but other than that the going was good until I got to Blue River where the road became icy all the way to Valemount. From there it continued to be icy until the BC/Alta border and along the way by Moose Lake there were a couple of four wheelers in the ditch on both sides of the road within a few hundred feet of each other. One could only surmise that maybe one of them lost control and the other one tried to avoid him/her and ended up in the ditch also.
After arriving in Nisku it turns out that the company yard I was supposed to unload at wanted me to drive to another destination to unload, however the paperwork specified this address and since no one would guarantee payment to the other destination they were forced to unload me there. Trying to get a delivery to a client for free I guess. Headed back to Edmonton to get a damaged 11′ wide lowbed to haul back to Aldergrove for repairs. The road was in better shape this time when I got to the border. The only bad spot was between Valemount and Blue River but it was relatively small in size and the sand trucks were working the road. Decided to take 5A between Kamloops and Merritt for a change and came accross the remnants of an accident (see photos) where it looked like a lumber truck lost it’s load the night or morning before. Crews were stacking the lumber on the side of the road for removal as I went through. There were two vans in front of me when we were stopped by the flag person. The rest of the trip went smoothly enough and arrived in the yard in the afternoon. Dropped the trailer and got ready for my next trip to Grand Prairie. Bye for now.