Alligator on the shoulder-1

Operating safely in today’s driving environment takes time, patience, and knowledge.  Safe operation on the public roadways is a challenge all on its on. Even with all the challenges it is not impossible. The electronic log device mandate, with hours of service rules, the government is actually creating the shortage by the regulations that are […]

Lumpers, Service Provider Spotlight

Service Providers are an essential to the trucking industry, in all forms.  A Lumper is a service provider, seen at multitude of locations.  They can be at Cold Storages, Warehouses, Grocery Distribution Centers to name just a few.  These service providers are typically, outside owned, contracted for a period of time, 1-5yrs, with the owner […]

Different types of carriers

Carriers come in only two types, Private or Public.  Private runs only their product for their business operations.  Public Carriers transport goods for the general public, as a vendor of services for compensation or hire, Inbound or Outbound via land between two locations at the customer’s request.   ***However, just as a note:   public carriers, […]

Trucking company defined

What is a Trucking company?  Well just from basic knowledge we understand that it is a business, that services the transportation of goods or people.  However, let’s really understand what a Trucking Company actually is or can be……. 49CFR 390.5 The term “for-hire motor carrier” as defined in part 390 means a person/company engaged in […]

Automatic Transmissions

Automatic Transmissions are being used within the industry…. I am not a fan, and to me this Automatic, is not as efficient as the standards that typically are used for the trucks. Takes the fun out of the drive, for myself…. This does open up the job to those who, “can’t drive a stick,”.  Opening […]

America would starve

I am a huge fan of Smokey and the Bandit, Glamorization of a former glory.  CB Radios were the latest technology and they gave all the ability to communicate amongst the professional drivers.  Brotherhood that is mostly heard, but never really seen unless intended. A lost civilization of loners who find their path traveling as […]