Phil Madsen

British chocolate and the Virgin River Gorge

This morning's lesson on British chocolate was followed with a drive through the spectacular Virgin River Gorge.

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No freight today

We were ready to haul freight today but none was offered.

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More detail on driver stuck in a Mexico jail

A US truck driver mistakenly drove a truck loaded with ammunition across the border into Mexico and now sits in a Mexican jail. Why does he not have an attorney?

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News to me: Charlie Brown and Snoopy went to the moon

I learned today that there is a small natural history museum in the big shopping mall in Las Cruces, N.M. Learned by stumbling onto it while taking a walk. Diane and I are on a run from Texas to California. She drove her usual shift last night. We have time to spare on this run since the delivery is Monday, but instead of staying in bed, I got up to do more ...

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Willie’s Place

I learned today about the truck stop in Carl's Corner, Texas, formerly known as Willie's Place. Learned by visiting it for the first time. Diane and I woke up this morning at this truck stop. We spent the night there on our way to this afternoon's pick up. It is a Petro now but not so long ago it was Willie's Place, named for Willie Nelson, the renowned country singer who ...

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Working the system to get out of Tulsa

Not wanting to linger in Tulsa, we worked the system hard to get out.

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The drones are coming and they’re coming for you

Life will change for all of us as drones become common in U.S. air space.

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A pleasant difference between our former and present carriers

Our former carrier told us where to go and when. Our present carrier allows us to call ahead to confirm pick up and delivery details. It's better this way.

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Received a WordPress tour today

We are under load but also in the right place at the right time today to receive a WordPress tour from a pro.

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Finally! Freight to haul

In an instant we went from a freight dry spell to being dispatched two loads deep (expediters usually get dispatched with little or no notice).

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