down time

TD47: Perspective On Sucky Things

Anyone following me on Twitter knows that I’m switching trucking companies. For those of you not following me on Twitter, well, I just don’t know how you can sleep at night. As of now, I’ve quit one job and orientation for the new job starts on Monday. The ride over to the hotel has given…

Read More

TD36: Health And Trucking

I’ve been thinking about my health more lately. I’m guessing that it’s got something to do with the fact that my father-in-law recently died twice during a fairly routine operation. Thanks to a couple of jolts of electricity, he’s still around to torment me. Guess I didn’t pay the doctors enough. [box]Listen to the audio…

Read More

TD26: Hell Week

Everyone has bad days. I’m no different. But what I just went through could only be described as “Hell Week.” While all of you normal working stiffs have been anticipating a long, relaxing Labor Day weekend, The Evil Overlord and I have been out here on the road. The last few weeks before our last home time…

Read More

TD22: This Economy Just Won’t Listen

[box]Listen to the audio version above and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Or enter http://abouttruckdriving.com/truckerdump.xml into your favorite podcast app. Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein [/box] I don’t ever recall giving this economy permission to affect by life, but similar to The Evil Overlord, it seems to be blatantly ignoring my…

Read More

TD13: Dealing With Down Time On The Road

[box]Listen to the audio version above and subscribe to the podcast in iTunes. Or enter http://abouttruckdriving.com/truckerdump.xml into your favorite podcast app. Download the intro/outro songs for free! courtesy of Walking On Einstein [/box] I’m about to say something extremely profound. The economy sucks. Yes, I know that you all didn’t have a clue. I know that without my…

Read More

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…

Read More