Phil Madsen

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 ...

Read More

Working the system to get out of Tulsa

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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).

Read More

Another load goes away

We found freight to haul today and it disappeared.

Read More

Advice from a rookie expediter

We met today a married couple who attended a workshop we gave last year. Now they are in the business and have advice of their own to share.

Read More

Working to remain positive in negative circumstances

No freight yet again today. It is taking more effort to keep those negative thoughts at bay.

Read More

We’re caught in a freight black hole

Finding no freight to haul yet again, we are deadheading east to improve our prospects.

Read More
Overdrive is covering MATS live all week Click here to see full coverage
Hello. Add your message here.