I mean CDC as in Crappy Driver Commonalities.  You didn’t think I was going to write anything about that other CDC did you? I think we’ve heard quite enough from those folks lately. No, this article is going to be about patterns I’ve witnessed among supposed professional drivers that I end up not thinking very highly … Read more

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

An Unexpected Slide

Unexpected events are what separate the men from the boys. This isn’t based on a real event, it IS the real thing. So I’ll tell a little tale: I was in Lexington, Ne waiting for my trailer at IBP. It was an ugly week, bunch of loads going places I wasn’t. So Kirby, my dispatcher, … Read more