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Our impressions of Landstar BCO Appreciation Days

Diane and I attend Landstar BCO Appreciation Days; our impressions.

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Trucking fruit in Obama’s energy, manufacturing messages

If you missed last night's State of the Union address, the President followed in predecessors' footsteps by detailing a veritable laundry list of election-year policy initiatives with no small measure of specific requests for the deadlocked Congress -- many of which, it's sure, will not see the light of day this year. All the same, Obama's vision for boosting American economic prospects holds potential good news for drivers in the area of future infrastructure rebuilding, and ...

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Liking it in Florida

Learning more about our Florida community

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Looking forward to BCO Appreciation Days

BCO Appreciation Days are coming up! We'll be there!

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Looking for Mr. Perfect

Dear Carolyn, My best friend thinks I should break up with my boyfriend. She makes good points about all his bad points. But she never mentions anything about his good qualities. I’m starting to wonder about her motivation. Lately, I’ve been thinking she might have her eye on him! What do you think? Kate Dear Kate, This is reason #272 why you should not depend on BFF’s for relationship advice. If you have the “feeling” that all is not as it ...

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Bring back snack time

For me, a full belly equals happiness, comfort. But it’s when I fill my belly with foods high in fat, sugar and calories that I realize this is not a healthy way to live. I’ve recently been trying to improve my snack choices, because when I choose nutritious snacks throughout the day, I am less likely to overeat at mealtimes. To draw on the idea of food equating comfort, I did a ...

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Your business and your relationship to authority

People react in different ways to rules. How do you react and what difference does it make in your business?

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Divine intervention at its best: A truck accident in Guam

What happens when a loaded straight dump loses its brakes on a downhill run and collides head-on with a tanker truck loaded with jet fuel? Not what you might expect. Reporter Brett Kelman, writing in the Pacific Daily News, reports that Guam Governor Eddie Calvo (pictured) was proclaiming the relatively ho-hum aftermath, with mostly minor injuries, as an act of God. On the way to the big collision, the dump missed the governor by a mere ...

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Humbled and honored to be blogging here

I learned today that I feel intimidated in the presence of the masters. Learned when I began to write this blog entry, the first of many that will appear on Overdrive magazine's web site. Greetings to my new readers. My name is Phil Madsen. I am a truck owner-operator who has been blogging elsewhere on the web since July, 2007. I was surprised and honored to receive a phone call from Overdrive, inviting me to include ...

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New blog from Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) recently launched an online forum at womenintruckingblog.com, to add a more interactive blog to their long-extant online presence at womenintrucking.org. “Drivers are some of the most technologically advanced people I know and many of them interact via social media each day,” said Ellen Voie, WIT’s President/CEO.  “By offering this forum we can give our members the opportunity to connect with others who share their involvement in trucking and to learn ...

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