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“Thanks for calling UnFocussed Trucking Company…….how can I help you?”

“Yes, I’d be interested in getting a quote from you guys. We are wanting to ……..”

“No – no – it’s supposed to go to Houston now. Sorry, buddy, someone is just asking me a question. Just a minute. ‘Yes, yes………it was supposed to leave an hour ago! ….um…My apologies ……..you were saying”.

“Ah..yes …we had shipped with you guys before ….

“Just a second. My phone keeps on cutting out…….someone is on the other line. I will just be a second.”

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And now over to Creighton Barrow with today’s news update.

Thanks Mary. 

Police are looking into an incident late Sunday night as a Willsboro teen was catapulted……….”>

Sorry about that………you were mentioning something about shipping with us before?”

“Yes, indeed we had shipped with you previously about a month back. We had a few loads we tried you out on..”
“No…no…down…down…down boy!”

“Pardon me?”

“Sorry, it’s the damn company dog again……..my dog at home must be in heat, darn it………yeesh! – So, you are looking to ship what?”

“Some tapes, bandages…..a lot of adhesives” 

“So the company name was?”

“3M”

“Three what?”

“3–M”

“Three loads?

“Nope………3M”

“Does that start with a T or an F?”

“No…it’s like the number 3 ..right beside the letter M”

“Oh yeah, it’s 3M! Why didn’t you say so? I have that load up on a Post-it note right up here on my monitor. I can see a whiteboard over there where we did your last load”

“Yes…um…so you have a history on what you did with us before?”

“Absolutely, I remember the load well. Yes……it was 25,000 lbs I believe……….yes..um…yes…um…let me check here. Ouch………son-of-a –gun, got my finger stuck in the drawer. Do you happen to know what we charged you for that one?”

“No idea. Don’t you guys have some sort of trucking software or dispatch software in place to track your customers, your quotes and their loads?”

“Ya for sure. Hey Cheryl! Cheryl! You got that excel sheet up on your screen? You know the one…….it has all the Quotes ……..then you color them blue when they turn into Orders….yes……..that one. Do you know what we charged 3M for their last load? Hey what does 3M stand for?

“The Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company I believe”

“Do you guys have any iron ore you need to move? -No….no Cheryl- not a ‘T’……… it just starts with a number 3.

“We don’t do that anymore – things sort of changed over the past 100 or so years”

Uh-uh, uh-uh………yes—-okay bud, its $2,500 buck …….you want to book it”

“Well, they are going to three different locations and……….

“Hold it………just a minute..”

<Police are continuing the investigation and are appealing to any members of the public that might have been at Target store in Willsboro last Friday where they saw the teen buy a red shirt with the word ‘Canonball’ emblazoned on the front of it.>

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