Blogs

Worry warts need not apply

| January 23, 2015

On the long road, "I'm only horrified about half of the time. The rest of the time is an adventure I look forward to and appreciate, unless it involves signs with pictures of scorpions on them posted inside the public restrooms. Thanks, Arizona."

Road not taken: Let’s go truck… I mean, er, lumping!

| January 22, 2015

Another "road not taken" here, and it's an unlikely one, at best. While many operators "lump" something every day, full-time work doing so I imagine is no doubt unappealing to many. The income potential, says ...

Fleecing the importance of real clothes

| January 21, 2015

"What you do inside your truck is your business. There's a reason 'I ain't got no panties on' is still whispered lasciviously on the CB. It's probably true." Once you get out of it, it's a different story...

End of the ‘Long White Line’ w/ Sturgill Simpson

| January 20, 2015

For the outlaw country aficionados in the audience, does new artist Sturgill Simpson remind you of anyone?

Compromise for the body pillow of death

| January 19, 2015

The peculiarities of compromise packing for the long road: "Do you have to bring the body pillow?"

Video: Views on Melvin Davis Jr.’s Hillbilly Hilton

| January 19, 2015

All the comforts of home in the custom-fabbed 163-inch sleeper on this unit, a 2000 Freightliner Classic taken to the next level.

Owner-operator’s pot of gold

| January 17, 2015

At the end of the rainbow: The 1991 Freightliner FLD Ron Stroke Sr. originally built for another owner-operator but has been running himself since 2004.

Ode to a mother: The best slap I ever got

| January 16, 2015

Annals of effective parenting? "When I screwed up she expected an answer, and she expected it immediately after punctuating the question with, 'Do you hear me?' As I got older, I heard that less and less..."

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