Fuel for Thought

  • Driving On the Tracks Featured Story
    Strangers On A Train or Wrong Turn
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 26th 2017 3:03PM
    Trains run on tracks. Trucks run on roads. They are not interchangeable, although many times their paths will cross, you normally wouldn’t consider driving on the tracks. The last place a truck driver wants to find him or herself is stuck on the railroad tracks, even worse, to be driving on the tracks.

    Let me tell you, it is an eerie feeling filled with anxiety and doubt if you find yourself driving on railroad tracks.
  • Potatoes
    A Good Place To Dig Potatoes
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 21st 2017 4:41PM
    Have you ever wondered where some of the towns and cities get their names? We pass through them so often, even the odd ones start to seem normal.
  • Early bird
    Early Bird
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 14th 2017 9:10AM
    The early bird gets the worm. An old saying that we have all heard most of our lives.
  • Secured Freight
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 6th 2017 8:16AM
    Two words that can have a huge impact. Many people complain about it when they receive a less than adequate version of it, and nowadays it seems nearly non-existent, or at least hard to find. When you are looking for it, you want the best you can get.
  • Sky is the limit
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 31st 2017 12:06PM
    We all have our limits. That line we will not cross. Some limits we place on ourselves, other limits are forced upon us.
  • Cash is King
    Cash Is King
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 24th 2017 6:16PM
    Cash is King, but holding onto some of your cash will make you a smart King. Earning a living on the road can be difficult enough and there are so many ways your cash can trickle, or sometimes pour, out of your pockets. So, why not do all you can to hold onto as much as you can.
  • Good, Fast and Cheap
    Good, Fast and Cheap
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 14th 2017 8:34AM
    A simple diagram says so much. What do you offer? What do you expect? What does your customer expect? As a consumer we might seek the unattainable, which is all three, but you can only pick two. As a business owner we know you can only give two, or you can give three, but it will most likely not be sustainable.
  • Starry Night
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 8th 2017 6:30AM
    Hands free laws for cell phones while driving are a common thing these days. Many cars will have hands free devices built in and for everyone else there is Bluetooth devices and wired earbuds.
  • D-ST
    Time For A Change
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 3rd 2017 11:32AM
    Back in 2014 I made the switch from household moving to expediting. After more than 25 years of moving furniture, it was time for a change. With a Great deal of research, I decided to buy a new truck and lease to Landstar Express America.
  • The Scenic Route
    The Scenic Route
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 23rd 2017 10:22PM
    Expediters are usually looking for the shortest or fastest route possible. When time is of the essence, decisions have to be made to deliver the load on time.
  • Don't Drive Your Hood
    Don't Drive Your Hood
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 17th 2017 8:34PM
    Some things can only come with experience. If you recently got your CDL or are considering getting a Commercial Driver’s License, you may have the BASIC skills to operate a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle), but leave behind your car driving ways.