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TD94: Understanding The New Hours-Of-Service (HOS) Rules

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TD90: The New Web Site Is Finally Here. Try Not To Pee Yourself.

Yeah, yeah. I know what you’re thinking. It’s about freakin’ time! Believe me, I feel the same way. Had I known how long this was going to take and how much work it entailed, I don’t know if I would’ve had the gumption to start. But hey, as one pudgy Prime Minister once said, “If you’re going…

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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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TD18: Eddie Rabbitt Was Right

[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] Eddie and I arent’ exactly tight, but we do have one thing in common. “I love a rainy night.” So does he. Last night I…

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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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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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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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