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  • Featured Story
    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/
  • CARRIER COMFORT PRO APU MAINTENANCE & TIPS
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Mar 4th 2018 2:17PM
    Jason shows you how to tighten the generator belt, as well as, shares some other maintenance tips on our Carrier Comfort Pro PC6000 Series APU.
    Part Numbers:
    Belt Installation Tool: PG1040
    Air Filter: 30-60049-20PK24
    Oil Filter: 96-101-33KP06
    Primary Fuel Filter: 96-101-24KP12
    Inline Fuel Filter: 30-186-01KP10
    Alternator/Fan/Water Pump Belt: 96-969-03K
    Generator Belt: 40-304-01K (double check this is correct before buying)
  • VAN, STRAIGHT TRUCK, OR TRACTOR TRAILER FOR EXPEDITING | Pros & Cons
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Feb 23rd 2018 8:36PM
    There are several pros & cons to consider when researching what type of vehicle to get into for expediting. We share some the ones we considered and why we chose to go with a straight truck.
  • THE BEST WIFI ANTENNA & CELL SERVICE WE'VE FOUND
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Feb 16th 2018 4:20PM
    We have tried a couple different wifi antennas & cell providers since we've been on the road. These are the ones we use and have found work best for us.
  • ONE YEAR AS OWNER OPERATORS | A Breakdown Of Our Numbers For 2017
    By The Crafty Trucker
    Posted Feb 9th 2018 5:00PM
    One of the biggest questions people want to know when thinking about becoming owner operators is how well they will do. We just completed our 1st year as owner operators and want to share a breakdown of our numbers for 2017 in the hopes it can give some realistic insight to that question.