My tasks were to drop off an empty trailer and to pick up a loaded trailer. This would ordinarily take 30 minutes, but here it took 3 hours. After having my truck searched, I had to be escorted by security guards to everywhere I went. There were four stations I had to visit before leaving the facility. There were lots of other drivers & several new employees who weren’t quite sure of how to do their jobs. I had to speak up to get the process underway.
When I finally left the chemical plant, I drove a short distance to pick up my wife and pets. They were tired, hot, frustrated & dehydrated. The half-gallon of water went quickly & Stephanies phone died an hour earlier. They were all glad to be back in the truck.