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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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TD58: How Much Is Too Much?

I’m fixing to kill two birds with one stone. As if I could even hit one bird with a stone, let alone two. Heck. I once missed a squirrel from 20 feet with a 12-gauge shotgun. Seriously. I’ve got no hope with a freakin’ stone. Any-who, for those of you who don’t know, the carrier […]

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TD57: Really? A Good Dispatcher?

Okay. Let’s start this out by explaining something to my non-trucking readers. You drivers out there can zone out for a second. As if you weren’t doing that already. When you drive a satellite-equipped truck, here’s the way the dispatching process is supposed to work: Your satellite unit beeps at you. If your company believes […]

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TD39: When Planners Don’t

To continue from last week; Planners are the big ugly Oz behind the curtain of mystery. If you’ve got a beef about a load you’ve been given, they are completely unattainable. You can’t reach them directly by phone. Your dispatcher won’t transfer you to them. The office receptionist won’t transfer you either. There is only […]

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TD27: Hauling Hazardous Materials

Wow.  What a great title.  I put soooo much thought into that.  Hazardous Materials, or HazMat for short is part of the big, bad, scary side of trucking.  Or is it?  What are Hazardous Materials, what does it take to haul them, and how dangerous are they? First, the technical definition.  A Hazardous Material is […]

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TD23: Too Stupid To Fuel?

A couple of days ago, I was reminded of something that I had known for years, but had totally forgotten.  It seems that the good citizens of Oregon (and all passers-by) are apparently too stupid to put fuel in their own vehicles.  At least that’s what the state’s lawmakers think. As usual, I was wandering […]

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