I’m In Good Hands

So, here I sit, shutdown by the Arkansas DOT because I violated my permit.  The route I had took me around construction on I-55 in West Memphis.  Well, I planned on staying at the Flying J in West Memphis which is Exit 4 on I-55.  I figured, no problem, because US-70 dumps back out onto … Continue reading I’m In Good Hands

ATAW Exclusive: Firearms and Big Trucks – Myth…. Busted

Very informative!

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By Renee E. Taylor

 

What is your life worth?

 

Trucker A is resting in the sleeper of his truck.  He is awakened by the sound of a thief breaking into the truck, intent on stealing truck and cargo.  The assailant enters the truck and upon seeing Trucker A, pulls a weapon with intent to kill.  Trucker A is unarmed.  The assailant kills Trucker A, steals truck and cargo.  The cost is the driver’s life, the company’s stolen truck and trailer and tens of thousands of dollars of cargo.  Trucker A’s family loses a husband and father.

 

Trucker B is resting in the sleeper of his truck.  He is awakened by the sound of a thief breaking into the truck, intent on stealing truck and cargo.  The assailant enters the truck and upon seeing Trucker B, pulls a weapon with…

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Good ‘Ol Fashioned Ass Whoopin’

I just read this article from USA TODAY: Debate over video-game violence link resurfaces http://usat.ly/UE4yY9 To say that it pisses me off is an understatement. The article says that violent video games, movies, etc., desensitize our kids. Really? I was born in 1973 and all the while growing up I watched violent movies, and played … Continue reading Good ‘Ol Fashioned Ass Whoopin’

Like Riding A Bike……Sort Of

My first week of training is in the books and it was filled with excitement, nervousness, frustration, and sore muscles. There are probably more adjectives I could toss in there as well, but those are the main ones. My trainer wasn't loaded Monday morning, so while we waited on a load assignment he went over … Continue reading Like Riding A Bike……Sort Of