Springfield Armory EMP4 9mm

Last week I traded my Glock 26, S&W 340PD, and some cash for this beauty. The Springfield Armory 1911 EMP4 Concealed Carry Contour 9mm. I'm not going to go over all the specs, but you can check them out here, if interested. For those not into guns, or just getting into them, or just reading this … Continue reading Springfield Armory EMP4 9mm

Memorial Day Weekend

The following was an email that I sent out on 6 Jan 2006. It was my 23rd week in Iraq at the time. I kept the email as it was originally written, so the Camp Fallujah part was earlier that week. The second part of the email was 5 Jan 2006. Classification: UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend

Forget, Celebrate, or Both? I Choose Both!

With any life changing event, we never forget. Some we would like to forget, and others we can’t wait to celebrate. This time every year I have mixed emotions. Part of me wants to forget it along with the things leading up to the event, and part of me wants to celebrate it. When I … Continue reading Forget, Celebrate, or Both? I Choose Both!

Owner Operator – Round 2?

Over the past couple of months I have contemplated becoming an owner operator again. I talked with Contracting Services at Tranport America and discussed the options they had. She explained a couple of options that just didn't get me excited, and then she said they had a new program starting May 1st. It was music … Continue reading Owner Operator – Round 2?

Transport America Orientation; Final Day

The final day started out with being greeted by an adorable little 6yr old girl when we walked in.  Joe's (orientation manager) daughter had a fever, so they had to keep her out of school.  His wife had morning meeting commitments with her job, so he was watching her until she was done. We started … Continue reading Transport America Orientation; Final Day

Transport America Orientation; Day 2

Today started off with getting our login information all squared away for the pay website as well as eServices.  The eServices website was made by the IT department specifically for drivers.  One of the coolest things the website does is it gives drivers the ability to get messages while they aren't in the truck.  You … Continue reading Transport America Orientation; Day 2

Transport America Orientation; Day 1

This is my third trucking company I have worked for. My previous expeience has been cheap hotels with 2 drivers per room. No microwave, no fridge, crappy mattress, cheap sheets, pillows, and towels. Yesterday afternoon I checked into the Comfort Inn East in Indianapolis. I asked the lady if we were doubled up and she … Continue reading Transport America Orientation; Day 1