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Driver Lifestyles

  • Trucking is a job filled with isolation: Stay Connected
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Nov 20th 2012 3:05AM
    Trucking is a job filled with isolation in a crowd.   There may be hundreds of other vehicles on the road with you just as there may be hun...
  • Stress Overload-Road Rage
    By Sandy Long
    Posted Nov 13th 2012 3:58AM
    Trucking equals hours of boredom interspersed with moments of sheer terror or anger.   It happens to all of us at one time or another, s...
  • Walking Safely
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Nov 8th 2012 8:44AM
    Sadly, we often hear of a truck driver being hit and killed where they should be safest, in a truck stop or warehouse parking lot. At one t...
  • Things Not Often Taught to New Drivers: Part One
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Nov 1st 2012 7:36AM
    Congratulations, you have a commercial driver’s license and are about to start, or have started your adventurous career as a profession...
  • Lost and Found
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Oct 29th 2012 6:47AM
    Whether you are a company driver, independent contractor driving someone else’s equipment, or owner operator, give your family a complete description of the equipment you are driving.
  • Ghosties Making Merry
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Oct 23rd 2012 6:50AM
    Near Halloween time, get a group of drivers together and it would be unusual for ghostly tales not to be told.   Whether it is the isolatio...
  • Fall Delights and Dangers
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Oct 11th 2012 10:00AM
    Everyone looks forward to fall: football season starts, the weather cools down and summer’s shades of green slowly change to gold, red and ...
  • A night in the Neighborhood
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Sep 18th 2012 12:30PM
    There is something freeing when, after darkness falls and rush hour is over, night comes and covers everything in its black mantle.  Hidden fr...
  • Rose-Colored Glasses
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Sep 11th 2012 5:27AM
    Listening to old hand truckers talk about the good ol’ days, one would think that the highways were paved smoothly with gold, trucks never br...
  • Keeping the Balls in the Air
    By Sandy Long, staff writer
    Posted Aug 20th 2012 7:26AM
    Trucking is a jealous entity; it will totally absorb you, take all of your time and destroy your family and friend relationships if you let it... like standing on a teeter-totter trying to juggle a bunch of balls.