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  • Featured Story
    PLANTRONICS HEADSET WINNER & FUTURE GIVEAWAYS
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted May 19th 2018 2:06PM
    We have a winner for the Plantronics Voyager 104 Trucking Headset!!
    Congratulations to Edgar Gonzalez & thank you to everyone who entered to win.
  • PLANTRONICS VOYAGER 104 TRUCKING HEADSET REVIEW & GIVEAWAY (giveaway closed)
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted May 14th 2018 4:26PM
    Review of the Plantronics Voyager 104 Trucking Headset. Giveaway open from May 14, 2018 to May 18, 2018. Winner will be announced on May 19, 2018. To enter you must LIKE the video & leave a comment of why you want the headset.
    Plantronics Website: https://www.plantronics.com/us/en/product/voyager-104
  • WEEKEND IN NORTH DAKOTA VLOG
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted May 11th 2018 4:18PM
    We always enjoy getting out of the truck & finding things to do when we have time between loads. Since we had a few days before our next load picked up we checked out some things around Minot North Dakota. We enjoyed the scenery & drive around Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge & Lake Darling. Then we played a fun round of glow in the dark miniature golf at The Putt District in downtown Minot.
  • PROTECTING SENSITIVE INFORMATION
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted May 4th 2018 4:15PM
    Protecting sensitive information is another important part of our job as drivers. Think twice before posting what may be sensitive information to social media or online. A good rule of thumb is, if it's questionable don't post it.
  • COULD TRUCKING RUIN YOUR RELATIONSHIP | Challenges I Faced When We 1st Started
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Apr 20th 2018 4:20PM
    Not knowing how things are going to be when you get out on the road is something a lot of people question. I want to share my personal experience of how it was coming into expediting with virtually no experience and some of the challenges I faced as an individual as well as team driving with my spouse.
  • COOKING IN A TRUCK | Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Apr 13th 2018 5:32PM
    If you like cauliflower & buffalo wings you will love this easy to make buffalo cauliflower bites recipe.
    Recipe used: https://www.galonamission.com/healthy-buffalo-cauliflower-bites/
  • WHAT IS EXPEDITING?
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Apr 6th 2018 5:51PM
    When people hear expediting they often have a lot of questions as to what it is. In this video we answer some of the more common questions we get about expediting. Greg Huggins did an excellent Blog post on Expediters Online titled "Expediting is trucking. Expediting is not just trucking" which has a lot of good info about what expediting is.
    Check it out here: https://www.expeditersonline.com/trucking-blogs/four-wheeling/expediting-is-trucking-expediting-is-not-just-trucking-9247.htm
  • PALFINGER LIFTGATE & HYDRAULIC JACK STANDS | Model ILT 40
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Mar 30th 2018 4:27PM
    We are excited to show & tell you all about our newest addition to the truck. We added a Palfinger ILT 40 liftgate with hydraulic jack stands.
    Palfinger Website: https://www.palfinger.com/en-US/usa/products/lift-gates
  • TRUCK PARKING
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Mar 23rd 2018 4:01PM
    Finding truck parking can be challenging at times & seems to be getting harder to find with the new ELD mandate.
  • BETTER VISIBILITY AT NIGHT | Replacing Stock Headlight Bulbs | Freightliner M2 112
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Mar 16th 2018 7:08PM
    Good visibility at night is a must & having good headlights help. We changed out the stock headlight bulbs on our Freightliner M2 112 to the Sylvania SilverStar zXe bulbs and they make night time visibility much better.
    *Sylvania SilverStar zXe Bulbs:
    High Beams - 9006XS http://amzn.to/2Dm5oFr
    Low Beams - 9005XS http://amzn.to/2GoWASb
    *Frieghtliner manual (see section 14 for headlights adjustment)
    https://secure.freightliner.com/newbulletins/techmanuals/DM-MM_Web/English/freightliner/Driver%27s%20Manuals/business%20class%20m2%20driver%27s%20manual.pdf
  • COOKING IN THE TRUCK | Unstuffed Peppers | Instant Pot
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Mar 10th 2018 10:51AM
    Unstuffed Peppers is another easy meal you can make in the Instant Pot.
    Recipe Used: https://www.thecentsableshoppin.com/instant-pot-unstuffed-peppers/