Going To Missouri To Get My New Trailer. A Joey Slaughter Blog

Contributing author Joey Slaughter is the owner of Blue Ridge Transport, LLC. A Ringgold, VA based carrier. Joey started his company in 2010 after serving time as an unhappy employee with a local trucking company. The time spent there was not fun but, in hindsight, was a turning point that propelled Joey into the wonderful world of being an entrepreneur. Please visit JoeySlaughter.net for more insightful blogging. 


I sold my car hauler in November right before I started helping out Walmart for the Christmas season.  I really didn’t expect to sell it as fast as I did, but as I got tired of the extra maintenance and time it took to operate such a trailer, there were up and comers looking for that type of equipment to give it a shot for themselves.  During November and December as I looked for a step deck trailer, I stayed busy hauling Walmart toys.

Finally my trailer was ready to be picked up in Villa Ridge, MO on Dec. 23rd so I told them that I’d wait until after the new year and took a few weeks off with my family.  As it was time to leave to go get trailer, I got sick…  I decided to plow through it and keep going which was not a wise choice.  I was able to drive to Missouri and return with trailer, a trip of 1600 miles, but it wasn’t easy.  I battled the Polar Vortex, -15 degrees in MO and over a foot of snow, all while having a fever and terrible cough!

My wife thinks I’m crazy or more accurately stupid when I attempt something like that and she may be right.  I’m a very determined (hard-headed) person and will do whatever it takes to complete a task.  Anyway, I have the trailer finally and look forward to my new operation with it.  I’ll write about that next time..

Joey Slaughter

Joey Slaughter is the owner of Blue Ridge Transport, LLC, a Ringgold, VA based carrier. I started the company in 2010 after serving time as an unhappy employee with a local trucking company. The time spent there was not fun, but in hindsight was a turning point that propelled me into the wonderful world of being an entrepreneur.