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TD17: Truck Dispatchers

[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] Okay. I admit. I promised a post on dispatchers a few weeks back. Then I promptly forgot. I’m getting forgetful in my old age. So…

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TD16: A Miracle In Indiana

[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 a believer in God and I believe in miracles. They are around us everyday. According to the laws of physics, a bumblebee’s wings are…

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TD15: Truckers Have Entered Hunting Season

[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] 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…

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TD14: The Joy And Dread of Home Time

[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] As a long haul trucker, I go through a full array of emotions during one particular time of the month.  No, it’s not that.  I’m…

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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…

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TD12: A Lazy Day

[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] 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…

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TD11: The Insanity Of Truck Idling Laws

I know I said my next post would be about dispatchers, but I’ve got something fresh on my mind; mainly because it’s happening right now. So please humor me. I’m guessing from the title that you can tell which of side of the argument I take when it comes to truck idling laws. First off,…

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TD10: When Company Policy Overrides Common Sense

Anyone who has heard me speak of trucking knows that I always recommend the large national carriers to new drivers. I’ve got many reasons for doing so, but that still doesn’t mean that they’re perfect. Sometimes they leave me shaking my head like a bobblehead doll in a monster truck. Take this morning as an…

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TD9: A Trucker’s Gotta Be Flexible

When it comes to scheduling and time management, there’s one sure thing about trucking. If you want to be a successful trucker, you must have the flexibility of a gymnast without a spine. I can’t think of many jobs that are as demanding. Maybe a tow truck driver or a bail bondsman. Possibly a doctor…

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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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