2 Year Anniversary
We’re celebrating our 2 Year Anniversary!
Zeppelin Transport (Established 3/31/20)
I vividly remember the day I headed down the interstate towards Alabama in my 1999 Sierra 1500. It had over 250,000 miles on it at this point, and it certainly wasn’t a tow rig. With COVID in full effect, our family finances had really taken a hit. I knew we still had to put food on the table, so I started looking for work, and I soon set off on my first transport trip with a barely adequate truck. Little did I know how much I’d enjoy my newfound change of pace, and over the next couple years my career focus would shift 100% from sales to hauling and transportation.
I left Colorado Springs, CO on March 31st, 2020. I drove 1,240 miles to my first delivery in Huntsville, AL, where I delivered a purple Harley Davidson to its new owner. I was not used to driving so many miles, but I was loving every minute of it. I have always enjoyed driving, and especially towing and hauling. A couple days later, I delivered a turbocharged engine on a pallet to an individual in Louisiana, and went on to deliver cases of hand sanitizer to several businesses in Arkansas, and Tennessee before heading back home to Colorado.
I was hooked. I enjoyed seeing the big ole smile on people’s faces when I showed up with their new toy. I knew this was something I wanted to pursue, so I dove headfirst into debt (haha, but really) and I bought a proper vehicle to start my new venture. I purchased a 2015 Silverado 3500 dually with the 6.6L Duramax diesel. Since then, I’ve put in lots of miles, windshield time, paid for a lot of fuel and hotels, met lots of awesome people, and hauled all sorts of things.
Since Zeppelin Transport was established two years ago, I’ve accrued some interesting data:
• Transported: 174,677 Miles
• Fuel consumed: 17,469 Gallons
• Hotels: 128 Nights
• Helped: 186 Customers
• Longest trip: ~7,200 Miles
• Heaviest load: ~17,500 Lbs
• Most expensive: $400,000+ (Boat)
• Largest load: 42’ 7”
• Tallest load: 13’ 6”
• Hottest day: 113* (Las Vegas, NV)
• Coldest day: -22*F (Sinclair, WY)
Two years may not seem like much. There were a lot of days, weeks, and months where things got rough. Many nights I’d come home from a long trip with a list of things to take care of before I headed back out for another week. The truck maintenance can especially pile up if you don’t stay on it. I’ve changed my oil more times than I can remember while it was raining, snowing, or freezing. Speaking of… I’m already due for another oil change.
Keep on truckin!