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It's a Team's Life

  • Christmas is over
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 26th 2009 2:50AM
    We have another Christmas behind us. We had a very enjoyable Christmas Eve and Christmas day with our daughters and my sister. Our youngest daughter is a captain in the Air Force and any Christmas we can have her with us and not deployed is great ....
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 24th 2009 8:00AM
    We are home for the holidays with our daughters and my sister. It is great to be with family and to have the time to spend together. One of the best things at our house is we do not have cable so no one is glued to the TV
  • Sleeping like the dead
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 22nd 2009 6:04AM
    When we first started our here on the road we were very light sleepers. Every time a truck would back in beside us with the backup alarms going off and then setting their brakes we would wake up. Every time a reefer would start next to us we woke up..
  • Sleeping on the job
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 20th 2009 7:39AM
    Learning to sleep in a moving truck takes time and patience. I can still remember when we started as almost a nightmare. We started when the DOT regulations for teams were 5 hours on and 5 off if you wanted. I was sure glad of that law ..
  • Christmas Decorations
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 18th 2009 11:17AM
    I really enjoy Christmas, the decorations, and the holiday spirit and sounds. I have found that adding a few decorations to the truck add a cheery air. I have a Christmas Quilt on the bed, Christmas pillows, small spring snowman in the vent windows ...
  • AirTabs
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 16th 2009 9:40AM
    We have had our Air Tabs since the summer of 2005 and as of today we have not lost a single one. We wash our truck often with our favorite truck wash being the Truck O Mat with the brushes which clean the AirTabs great
  • Our neighborhood
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 14th 2009 2:31AM
    The longer we are out here expediting the smaller the United States has become. I looked back over our past few months and have had to chuckle over our visiting. We have friends that drive, friends who stay and home and family all over the USA...
  • Exercise on the Road
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 12th 2009 8:27AM
    When I first started team driving I used snacks to help keep me awake. Between the snacks and lack of exercise boy did my weight start creeping up. I started ordering bigger pants, talking about the diet I WAS going to go on, and going to exercise...
  • Someone is Watching YOU
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 10th 2009 2:53AM
    CSA 2010 is going to create some huge changes in the commercial truck driving world. One of the biggest is how the drivers will have a driver safety history instead of just the carrier. The driver will no longer be able to jump companies without his or her history following them...
  • Christmas Parade with FedEx Truck
    By Bob & Linda Caffee
    Posted Dec 8th 2009 1:44PM
    We entered our truck in the local Christmas Parade! We are from a very small town in SW Kansas called Elkhart. Look it up on the map very small dot not near a whole lot! Not a good area for freight which is why we had to move but we sure still miss it!