This morning was another one of those mornings–you start thinking and the words just start pouring out. Unable to slow my thought, or keep everything the way it was presented, largely due to me driving into work, then having the phones go- 90 to nothing since the doors where open. Some things unrealized Some thing […]
This morning as I drove in– I started to think about Elon Musk and how Tesla and Innovation of the Industries especially the innovation of the Industries– that actually transform into multiple industries of innovation through our technological sophistication and evolution. I started almost writing this article in my mind—clearly– not being able to write […]
No these are not really “hot shots,” like fighter pilots–even though a few of them would want to be placed in such a bracket. What I am referring to is the type of truck operation that is commonly called the Hot Shot. They are the small trucks that you see running the diesel pickups/ light […]
What is dispatching? dis·patch alsodes·patch(dĭ-spăch′) tr.v.dis·patched, dis·patch·ing, dis·patch·esalsodes·patched or des·patch·ing or des·patch·es 1. To relegate to a specific destination or send on specific business. See Synonyms at send1. 2. a. To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly: dispatch an errand. b. To eat up (food); finish off (a dish or meal). 3. To put to death summarily. n. 1. The act of sending off, as to a specific destination. 2. Dismissal or rejection of something regarded as unimportant or unworthy of consideration: “[his] breezy dispatch ofanother Establishment fiction writer” (Christopher Hitchens). 3. The act of putting to death. 4. Speed in performance or movement. See Synonyms at haste. 5. (also dĭs′păch′) a. A written message, particularly an official communication, sent with speed. b. An important message sent by a diplomat or an officer in the armed forces. c. A news item sent to a news organization, as by a correspondent. (Source: The Free Dictionary- Dispatching) Just to have a second definition: Inducement paid by a vessel operator to a shipper, consignee, or chartrer for completing the loading/offloading operations in less than the allotted time. Also spelled […]
Lets talk about a few options to finance a truck for an owner operator. The Lease- Option Route- You see this advertised all the time from big carriers that usually own a dealership, as a complementary business to the Carrier. “Zero down, Lease operator, come today and be a Owner Operator for XYZ Carrier.” These […]
Our industry has changed quite a bit over the years, mostly within the past 10-15 with the ever increasing use of technology to increase efficiency and make the industry a bit more competitive over the transportation sector. Let’s face it technology is here, and it doesn’t look like it is going anywhere. After talking and […]
To My sweet Valentine’s You have Daddy’s heart, and are always on my mind. I love you with all my being. On this day of 2019, Happy Valentine’s Day Aurora and Dynasty Love always DADDY Feb 14, 2019
FUNDAMENTAL TERMS OF THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY CARRIER- aka Trucking Company- The authorized, licensed operation approved by the federal government, as well as the state governments, to operate “FOR HIRE” to transport for customers, brokers, freight forwarders, and other types of businesses within interstate or intrastate commerce within the United States. These operations hire, lease, […]
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Just when you thought Trucker Appreciation week was over, we added Day 8, cause Truckers never stop. Much love guys!! Roll On!!
These guys do an awesome job on these rolling interviews, this is the first one that caught my attention! Great Job guys, Love that truck!
First let me make this very clear “YOU CANNOT MAKE MONEY SITTING IN THE TRUCKSTOPS!” Flying J Was my favorite, except their coffee (PILOT AND LOVES), Although this was a great deal for Pilot, The merger caused the chain to shed its restaurants. Which was one of […]
Before the FMCSA, was the organization called the ICC, or Interstate Commerce Commission. They regulated the routes and decided who could purchase the rights to that specific lane of transport. The best story I have found is on Estes.com https://www.estes-express.com/about-us/deregulation.html Carriers couldn’t simply continue doing business as usual. They had to apply for rights —or authority—to carry […]
Aviation—- Trucking—- Let me get this really clear………I have been around both………flight time started at age of 14……Have an Uncle …..you know…….. One thing I notice —– Surface Transport vs Aviation FAA Placed a Provision requiring contractors provide a duty free designated break Examples of Breaks via 5 hour day vs a 10 hr day. […]
Do I really need to say what has been a massive IMMEDIATE NEED, trucker’s are wanted now days?!? From Headlines on WSJ, and LATimes, to the backyard and county registries, we all see the massive media attention, for the need for qualified operators in the Trucking Industry. All this mass hysteria, is the drive and […]
According to Investapedia: A factor is a financial intermediary that purchases receivables from a company. A factor is essentially a funding source that agrees to pay the company the value of the invoice less a discount for commission and fees. The factor advances most of the invoiced amount to the company immediately and the balance upon receipt of funds from the invoiced party. […]
Well this past week, OOIDA has come out to say…… Young Drivers Proposal Law Change is>…. If you remember Correctly— I posted on this topic—https://madmothertrucker.com/linkedin-post/ Hey OOIDA—–your a little late!
You know coming into this business as a young lad, I remember, dispatchers who hated computers. They always had the Paper stack- Shuffle– and meticulous notes weekly- billing –pay- independent, the list goes on and on…. Stories about ordering phone books from the post office for specific metro areas, to making calls on a rotary […]
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