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It's a Team's Life

  • How long do you wait for a load?
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted May 15th 2017 12:36PM
    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?
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted May 10th 2017 8:21AM
    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…
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted May 5th 2017 6:50AM
    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?
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted Apr 30th 2017 8:24AM
    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
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted Apr 25th 2017 6:11AM
    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
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted Apr 18th 2017 5:44AM
    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.
  • The Sound of Silence
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted Apr 10th 2017 8:24AM
    When the television and radio are turned off it is amazing how active the voices in our heads become. Yes, I have voices in my head that speaks to me. Turn off the noise pollution and hear your inner voice.
  • Why does it matter?
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted Apr 5th 2017 7:27AM
    Removing all of the placards after a hazmat load can be really difficult to do but there is a reason and maybe a different reason then you would first think.
  • Brain Dead?
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted Mar 31st 2017 7:57AM
    Too many decisions grind the brain down to a halt and then no decision is made.
  • Step outside of the truck and leave the doors open
    By Linda Caffee
    Posted Mar 26th 2017 6:16AM
    Truck searches are a part of our lives, day in and day out, we have someone poking around in our cupboards and our personal belongings.