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Trucker jumping rope

TD120: Truckers And Exercise

Truckers and exercise. Talk about two words that sound weird together! I think maybe the words “chicken” and “Q-tip” might have more in common. Heck, I’m guessing I’ve already lost half you readers simply by uttering those two words in the same sentence, which is really sad because if there is a group of people […]

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TD113: The Feedback Show #2

Well, I managed to come up with jack squat for a topic this time, but that turns out to be a good thing since I’ve been behind on my feedback from listeners for quite some time. So I’m turning my writer’s block into a positive thing by catching up on feedback. Lemons to lemonade, man. […]

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TD112: Truckers Can’t Read

According to the FMCSA website, “You must be able t speak and read English to drive trucks in the United States (I had linked to the goof, but they apparently fixed it).” You know, I think this is one of those times where the word “ironic” actually works. Notice anything about this sentence? Yep. Our brilliant overseers […]

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TD109: Coping With Rookie Truckers

There are approximately 3.5 million truckers in the US, so naturally that means we can’t all be seasoned veterans. We drivers probably encounter at least one trucker per week doing something that would only be done by a rookie. We shake our head in disgust, but what do we do about it? From what I’ve […]

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Oops

TD104: Complacency Strikes

Complacency. I know. You’re thinking that word sounds familiar. Where have you heard it recently? Right here, ya big dummy! Back in TD97: A Trucker’s Worst Nemisis: Complacency! To recap; something really bad had almost happened, so I wrote about how a trucker needs to keep their guard up when it comes to driving safely. […]

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Drooling

TD103: 6 Causes Of Tired Truckers

Well that’s just dandy. The entire non-trucking world is already convinced we truckers are all driving around with those gross eye boogers and now we get a high-profile story in the media that confirms their fear of tired truckers. Now the only way you wouldn’t know what I’m talking about is if you’ve been doing […]

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Snowy Road

TD102: What’s It Like To Be A Trucker?

Well, I’m doing something a bit different today. I’m not writing anything here. I’m simply linking you to another bit of writing I did a while back. This was an interview I did for JobShadow.com. It has produced a lot of good comments from the readers so I’d thought I’d share it with those of […]

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TD96: The Feedback Show

Long time, no talk, folks. Yes, I realize that it’s entirely my fault that it’s been… wow… has it really been over 2.5 months since my last post? Ouch. Well, my excuses are lame, but I’ll give it a shot anyway. I’ve been extremely lazy lately. There you have it. First off, I had the […]

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A picture of how the PeopleNet e-log unit keeps track of the 34-hour break.

TD94: Understanding The New Hours-Of-Service (HOS) Rules

Unless you’ve just beamed in from another planet (or you’re a non-trucker), you’re probably aware of the new Hours-of-Service rules that are looming. But do you understand them fully? From some of the feedback I’ve been getting on Twitter and the blog, I’d say there’s still some confusion out there. The Bible flat-out says that […]

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Look at them butt-prints!

TD93: The Driver’s Seat Phenomenon

If you’ll remember from the last podcast called Honor Among Truckers, I mentioned that if you were to drive around a truck stop parking lot, you’d see lots of drivers sitting in their driver’s seat whiling away the hours. They’re talking on their phones, doing paperwork, people watching, playing with their laptops, turned around at […]

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