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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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Mechanical Fish

TD83: A Trucker Visits Carhenge

As a trucker for nearly 15 years, I’ve traveled all across the United States and parts of Canada. Along the way I’ve had the opportunity to explore many things. Yet, for the most part, I haven’t. Why not? Well, it basically comes down to one thing: I can be a lazy tightwad when I put […]

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TD15: Truckers Have Entered Hunting Season

It’s that time of year again.  Truckers have entered hunting season.  Our prey is elusive so we must be alert.  They are quick so our reflexes must be sharp.  They are quiet so our hearing must be acute.  They are relentless so we must persevere.  Our prey?  The common household fly. It’s amazing how a […]

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No really... relax.

TD12: A Lazy Day

Well, It’s Easter and Master’s Sunday and we still don’t have a load. Even so, I’m finding it hard to complain. Phil and Tiger are coming down the stretch with a shot at winning and I’m feeling lazy. So, as requested by Jennifer, today you’re getting some more pictures instead of my blabbering. Enjoy! Click […]

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Truck teeth

TD8: When Your Truck Hates You

As of now I’m thoroughly convinced that our truck hates us.  If you’ve been following this blog, you are well aware of the myriad of mechanical problems we’ve been having with our new truck.  I won’t go into the past details again.  You’re welcome.  But the saga isn’t over. Last night, while in Las Vegas, […]

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TD5: The High-Idle Saga Continues

Thought I’d give you an update on our truck’s mechanical issues. First of all, I haven’t went all Scarface on anybody, so that’s good. At the time of my last post about this topic, we were expecting to get into our company shop by the next night. I’m happy to report that is precisely what […]

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TD3: What Has Happened To Common Courtesy?

There was a time in trucking when drivers everywhere helped other drivers out. They were friendly to each other and had respect for each other. At least that’s what they say. Whoever the heck “they” are. I just don’t see it much nowadays. Case in point. Our truck is finally in the shop after weeks of trying […]

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