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  • Where to go?
    How much do you need to haul this load?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted May 20th 2016 12:05PM
    Your cost per mile, if you have figured it, will tell you how much you need per mile to break even and make a profit. You may figure your expenses as per day pay, whatever your method is for figuring your expenses, you know, or should know, what you need to cover your costs to operate. There are many factors involved and each driver’s CPM is different. So now you have your numbers, you know what YOU need to run a load. Now the load offers come.
  • Izzy
    The old school and the new breed.
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted May 13th 2016 11:35PM
    My old beagle has a few years on her. She’s a great companion, although becoming a little less active as years go by, she still has a lot of life in her. She still hunts on her own when we go outside, but mostly she just lies around and enjoys the spoils of a life of leisure.
  • Elogs Decal
    Breaking Point
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted May 7th 2016 9:30AM
    Recently, I had a conversation with a driver from another carrier, next to my truck, in a truck stop parking lot.. Among other things
  • CENSORED
    Nice Cans !
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 29th 2016 7:20PM
    Where have all the nice cans gone? I look around, but there seems to be a shortage of them lately. I remember when a couple of big cans could be found anywhere. It’s nice to run across a couple of nice cans at the truck stop fuel island or in parking lots. I find everything's better with a few nice cans around.
  • Hazardous Material Placard
    Household to HazMat
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 23rd 2016 4:28PM
    Hauling hazardous materials (HazMat) loads can be daunting for someone who has never done it.
  • Load
    That's Not My Job
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 20th 2016 6:25PM
    'That's Not My Job' or 'I Don't Get Paid To Do That'

    We have all heard it. Maybe it was you who said it.
  • 73 cents
    Missed Opportunities
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 13th 2016 10:17AM
    “I won’t take a load for less than $x.xx per mile” or “The least I will run for is $x.xx per mile”. “Why do they even call me with such ridiculous offers?”
  • The Rookie
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 11th 2016 11:31AM
    How many aspects of your business do you still do the same as when you first started it ?
  • Fixing a Hole
    By Sierra Sugar
    Posted Mar 9th 2016 3:58PM
    My mind played six degrees of separation starting with those blue safety call boxes on the side of the road.
  • Is Anybody Listening?
    By Sierra Sugar
    Posted Jan 24th 2016 6:42PM
    We have technology doing stuff for us we forget the old-fashioned know how that kept truckers safe for decades.