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
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
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
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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I posted on Facebook earlier this evening that I received an email from my old Fleet Manager letting me know that I was approved by Safety to move to John Deere starting in June. But what does that mean exactly? If you were to ask Angie, she would tell you that it means I will … Continue reading Movin’ On Up
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’
Before I begin, let me set the scene: I was traveling North on I-435 around Kansas City. There are three lanes of traffic, but there was an accident and the right two lanes were slow/blocked. I was in the left lane going through the accident scene. As we all get past the accident and get … Continue reading Hang Up and Drive