Ten Murphy’s Laws of Trucking

1 – The Correct Address is Never The Right Spot.  Simply put, you’re never in the right spot the first time you arrive someplace. It’s just how it is. There’s always a gate to check in, or a staging area to wait in for a little while, or an additional place you’ll need to move … Read more

The High Beam Debate Ends Today.

It is dark out and I have just passed you. After a few seconds, I look in my mirror to make sure I’m passed you and put my turn signal on to move back to the right lane.  You FLASH YOUR HIGH BEAMS to let me know I’m clear! Or worse yet, leave them on … Read more

Worn Out Handles

CB handles, I mean. The CB radio used to be a lot more prevalent than it is now. For reasons too numerous to even begin listing, it’s popularity has waned considerably. I might get another one someday. Who knows.  A ‘handle’ for a truck driver used to be similar to a callsign for a fighter … Read more

The Best Company Out There! – A Cautionary Tale.

Don’t take it personally but I should probably apologize for the clickbait title. But while you’re waiting for my apology, let’s think about a few things. What is the best company out there? Embed from Getty Images Mostly “No-Touch” freight! I think that answer differs for everyone. Many people will accept a job that maybe … Read more

Your 30 Minute Break and You.

People are still bemoaning the fact that the government makes them stop working to take a break after a certain amount of time.  It does become a bit of a hindrance at times, but let’s consider one thing; there’s not a single other field of labor in the United States that requires people to work … Read more

Tips For New Drivers – Part Two

#5. Plan Your Trip. Then, plan it again. Take two looks. Can you adjust your plan as you go?  Wait! Since this is Part 2, should that be number one again? Nevermind, it’s not that important. There’s an old saying. “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”. This, applied to trucking simply means that … Read more

Tips For New Drivers – Part One

Hey there! Welcome to the trucking industry! Everything is fantastic and nothing ever goes wrong. We’ll let reality smack you in the face later. Like maybe around year two when you get that crease line in the middle of your forehead between your eyebrows from furrowing your brow. That’s when it happened to me. Trust … Read more