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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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TD7: Life Is Crap

Watch out! The Life is good.® people have got some competition. The Evil Overlord and I were in a truck stop near Missoula, Montana when we ran across an entire wall of Life is crap.® merchandise. Yes, you heard me right. They use the stick figure design and everything. Leave it up to Americans to take…

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TD6: Life Is Good

Okay, I admit I’ve been a bit grouchy lately. These recurring electrical issues on my truck are putting me into a funk. So that’s why I’m going in the opposite direction today. Have you ever seen those tee shirts with the little stick figure designs that have a happy little saying on them? Their slogan…

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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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TD2: A Rare Day In Trucking

Through the eyes of a truck driver, most days on the road aren’t all that memorable, but every once in a while, the perfect anti-storm hits, leaving you with a near perfect day that will stick in your head for the rest of your life.  I had one of those days recently. I had just…

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TD1: Sometimes, You Just Need A Machine Gun…

I really hate to start a brand new blog with a rant session, but sheez Louise!  Like every job, trucking too, has it’s ups and downs.  Today was one of those days that sucked from the git-go. Here’s the deal; our truck won’t hi-idle.  For you non-truckers out there, hi-idle is a feature on a…

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