Phil Madsen

One-stop load and skipping vacation for truck maintenance

Finally free of a multi-stop load, we are preparing to visit a Florida Volvo truck dealer for the first time.

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Roadside Attractions

Owner-operators have some strong words, an air force vet finds a third life in trucking, a demand for bee hive transport; plus Truck Gauge, Channel 19 and Truck Gallery are featured.

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More about the detained trucker

More about Jabin Bogan, the U.S. truck driver who is being detained in Mexico.

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A remodeled truck stop and a strange haul

We saw today the Petro truck stop in Kenley, N.C. for the first time since it was remodeled. Nice!

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A not-crazy part of New Jersey, who woulda thunk?

We drove in a part of New Jersey we had not seen before and were pleasantly surprised.

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Another drive/sleep mode day

We're on a long run, operating in drive/sleep mode.

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We’re in drive/sleep mode today

Not much to say or do today except drive and sleep.

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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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