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Fuel for Thought

  • Featured Story
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Jun 17th 2018 7:01AM
    Lack of parking. Paid parking. Paid Reserve parking. Overpriced. Unhealthy food choices. Trashy parking lots. A small sampling of the complaints from truck drivers regarding truck stops.
  • Working Together
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Jun 10th 2018 1:30PM
    For all the bad press and the social media complaints from drivers, you would think all the “greedy” truck stops were just the most horrible places for a driver to be and Satan’s disciples were running the show.
  • Blinded By The Light
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Jun 4th 2018 8:42AM
    Seeing and being seen are two different things
  • Customer Camping
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted May 27th 2018 10:10AM
    Time at home means time to catch up on chores that accumulated while I was on the road. It was a very productive vacation last time.
  • Reaching The Summit
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted May 20th 2018 6:20PM
    Reaching the summit of your business goals is often challenging. There are many peaks and valleys along the way.
  • Detention Pay?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted May 11th 2018 8:07AM
    It’s easy to get wrapped up in all the things we have to do as owner operators to keep our business profitable. After all we do just to get to load, then the customer keeps us waiting for our load.
  • worm
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted May 5th 2018 6:10PM
    Earthworms are interesting. Most of their life is spent, as their name implies, in the moist earth. These burrowing creatures live, breed and thrive below the surface in moist soils.
  • “Friggin’ crooks”
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 27th 2018 4:00AM
    “Friggin’ crooks”. “Too much bio in their fuel”. “Outdated and overpriced”.
  • My Choice May Not Be Yours
    The Best Truck....For You
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 22nd 2018 5:55PM
    What is the ideal truck for you? If you ask other drivers, you are likely to get as many different opinions as the number of drivers you ask. Truth is, only you can decide which truck will best suit your expediting needs and if you do not know, how are you supposed to find out? Research, research, research.
  • Are You Secure?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 18th 2018 9:07PM
    Securing a load will have different requirements depending on the load to be secured, type of vehicle and even some very specific rules for securing certain loads.
  • Got a minute to spare? How about 3 hours?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 5th 2018 7:43PM
    What could you do if you had an additional three hours every day? How about just an additional three work hours each day? How about just an additional three available hours each day? Where would your “extra” time be spent?