Don’t call 911
How often are we told the first number to all in an accident is not 911? When a railroad crossing is involved 911 is the second number to call.
Hot enough to fry an egg outside but like a Ice Cube Inside
Insulation, at home or in the truck, is something to think about. How well is the truck insulated and is there anything we can do to help?
Playing the waiting game of loads
We often second guess ourselves when taking a load wondering if a better one will be offered a little later in the day. Expediting is never the same.
Meet Miss Texas
When there is a dog in the truck good grass is a bonus and one of the first things looked for when deciding to park.
How long do you wait for a load?
I need $2.50 a mile before I will accept a load and I will wait till I get what I want as I am not running cheap freight.
Is a GPS only a GPS?
GPS = Global Positioning System. In my previous life I worked as a cartographer and a GPS was used to mark points on the earth for our mapping system.
Trucking sure isn’t like it used to be…
This statement was overheard in the truck stop this morning and I agree this is an awesome time in trucking. As you might imagine I received a blank look as the guy did not comprehend my reply.
What happens when we do not take a break?
Our mentors have always told us to keep the left door shut and steadily continue on down the road to our destination or the only way to make money as a professional driver is to keep the left shut. We might be going to make more money but will we be around to enjoy it?
Who makes up the Trucking Solutions Group
The Motto: a group of transportation professionals striving to improve our business through education, both for ourselves and others in our industry, while also projecting a positive image.
Respect the sleeping
Team Driving is about respect for each other in a small space. How do we handle one of us going to bed much later than the other or getting up much earlier in the morning? Hint; paying money into a video game is not an option.