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New Part Of My Career

Well, I got back into town last Thursday & did a couple of local runs before I went home for the weekend. When I walked into the office, the safety girl called me over & asked if I would be a trainer. I said “I can’t because I hav...
by The Mindslam on Sep 18, 2014

Driver Shortage Fears Growing For The Haulage Industry

Haulage firms and driver agencies across the country have raised fears that there could be driver shortages due to new driver training requirements. New law requirements mean that drivers will need to undergo additional training to be able to continu...
by Modest Money on Sep 2, 2014

The Open Road

Well, I have been thinking about this for a while now & coming up with ideas & trying to get better equipment for it. I have officially kicked off my YouTube channel. I’m still learning & working on things. Waiting on my laptop to g...
by The Mindslam on Aug 27, 2014

Co-Driver

Well, last week I finally got to bring one of my girls out on the road with me. It was McKenna my 12-year old (the young one). Talk about a great time, man did we have fun & it was such a great time. It was really cool getting to show her all the...
by The Mindslam on Jul 26, 2014

A Little Faster Please

I have never been one to really speed my whole driving career (since getting my license when I was 16), hell…I don’t like breaking laws or rules. Have pretty much always been like that. If you just get up & get going earlier, there is...
by The Mindslam on Jun 28, 2014

Needs Improvement

If you have been following along, you know that I started with a Volvo truck & just got a brand new one last month. These trucks have curtains that you can pull around to meet in the middle to block your windows for sleep. We also have some that...
by The Mindslam on Jun 25, 2014

Some Credit Is Due

I’m from Bartlett (Memphis), TN & live just south of there in Mississippi now. My home terminal is right on the border of Memphis & Mississippi too. So, naturally when it’s close to time for me to come home…I get loads that...
by The Mindslam on Jun 17, 2014

Rent a Van or Truck then Get Free 5-gallon Water this Back-2-School Promo

When you rent a van or truck, you get free one (1) purified water at 5-gallon capacity this Back-2-School PromoHire an Mitsubishi L300 Van or an ISUZU Elf Closed Truckfor as low as Php 4,995 per trip in METRO MANILA and LUZON Areas only(price may var...

That New Car Smell

Well, I got to our headquarters in Phoenix, AZ this past Wednesday night to pick up my new truck. I freaking love it. It looks the same on the outside but the interior has different colors & is a little nicer. The surprise was that it is an autom...
by The Mindslam on May 27, 2014

Getting Excited

So, if you have been following along…you know that I have now been an OTR truck driver for a year. April the 25th was my anniversary. It’s really hard work at times, but I have loved every minute of it. I have always been one of those tha...
by The Mindslam on May 17, 2014

70 Hour Clock

I’m sure most of you have heard that us truck drivers can only drive so many hours a day. But, did you know that we can also only be “on duty” for 70 hours in a 7 day stretch? My wife got to come back out with me last Friday & I...
by The Mindslam on Apr 12, 2014

Down Time

If you are in the trucking industry, then you know that we have “down time”. Wether it’s waiting to get loaded/unloaded, broken down, waiting for appointment, or just shutting down for the day after you are done driving. Like right...
by The Mindslam on Mar 30, 2014

A Little Heavy

We get loaded at the port in Gloucester City, NJ quite a bit. I had a pick up there today & I have always gone 30 miles south to get weighed after getting loaded. That was what I thought was the closest truck stop to that place to do that. So, af...
by The Mindslam on Mar 21, 2014

Where’s The Beef

Ok, last week sometime I posted a topic to my truck driver’s group on Facebook & it got a great response. I basically said “The guys that pull the cattle trailers probably make alot more money than me, but there is no way that I could...
by The Mindslam on Mar 17, 2014

Need A Vacation Spot

Or just move there. I get asked all the time “What is the coolest/prettiest place you have seen since you became a truck driver”? Well, there have been a bunch & hard to say but I found a little town this morning that I fell in love w...
by The Mindslam on Feb 28, 2014

I Can’t See

The Friday before last I got loaded in Arkansas to go up to Auburn, Washington. I had been up there once back in the summer when I was in training. I hadn’t been yet on my own & wasn’t crazy about going since it’s winter now. I&...
by The Mindslam on Jan 5, 2014

Reduce Carbon Footprint or Emissions and Save Money on Fuel Cost

DID YOU KNOW THAT COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE PLEDGED TO REDUCE EMISSIONS? In global councils, countries and governments from all parts of the globe have given their commitment to reduce “carbon footprint” or emissions by upwards of...

Reduce Carbon Footprint or Emissions and Save Money on Fuel Cost

DID YOU KNOW THAT COUNTRIES ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE PLEDGED TO REDUCE EMISSIONS? In global councils, countries and governments from all parts of the globe have given their commitment to reduce “carbon footprint” or emissions by upwards of...

I Paid For This

Ok, you all know that I had to spend the weekend in a casino hotel after delivering Friday morning. I decided to go outside Saturday & see if I could find anything to do to keep from sitting in the casino & blowing my money. You know how I lo...
by The Mindslam on Dec 3, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to tell everybody that I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday with your families today. Today is also mine & one of my daughter’s birthday so we did birthdays & Thanksgiving this past Sunday at my parents since we kne...
by The Mindslam on Nov 28, 2013


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