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

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’