Tag: Mike Crawford
Listen: The Channel One-Nine Special from ‘Over the Road’ — CB handles
The Channel One Nine Special is a special series for Over the Road podcast listeners. This week we discuss CB handles with Mike "Mustang" Crawford.
February 27, 2020
Appreciation of a truck-parking joke — what’s it worth?
$5 — and a whole lot of wonder at the state of camaraderie among the nation’s truckers on the road today. A follow-up on the time Mike “Mustang” Crawford got $5 for a parking spot he was about to leave.
July 29, 2019
Market-making: ‘Mustang’ Mike Crawford creates his own for parking
Crawford carried a joke into reality recently at an Illinois truck stop mid-afternoon that was filling up fast: “For this nice, easy parking space, give me $5 and I’ll leave right now for you.”
May 29, 2019
Minnesota aims at moving targets
Some rehabilitation of Minnesota’s reputation — in the wake of the state’s notorious “fatigue checklist,” judged a violation of truckers’ Fourth Amendment rights in 2011 — is on offer via truckers’ anecdotes and data on its enforcement program, with a shift toward mobile traffic enforcement and, perhaps, a willingness of officers to credit professionalism where it’s due.
November 8, 2018
A corrective to ‘bubble-wrapped’ driving syndrome
A tip from Mustang’s Trucking — don’t try to read a book while going down the road — applicable whether your truck is “bubble-wrapped” with auto-braking and lane-departure-warning tech or not …
February 2, 2018
$2/gal. diesel: Been a while, hasn’t it?
Owner-operators with access to fleets’ or other volume discounts are seeing costs almost that far down for a gallon of diesel; Mike “Mustang” Crawford is one of them.
December 23, 2014
Lookback on — and a severe weather report from — a Mustang at the tattoo parlor
Mike “Mustang” Crawford runs through the high winds on I-40 in West Okla. and East Texas, and a look back on his Marine Corps tattoo.
October 13, 2014
Be your own boss: How to get your own authority
A step-by-step guide to the necessary federal and other filings. Be prepared for paying fees and handling lots of forms.
January 8, 2014
Be your own boss: The wonders and woes of getting your own authority
It can be a hard road, but with careful planning and a little luck, getting your own authority can be a plus for operational freedom and income.
January 6, 2014
Candidate and fleet owner channels Van Damme in ad
Meet Ga.-based 10th-District Congressional candidate and Collins Trucking fleet owner Mike Collins — and checking in with 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford, bringing home on the road…
December 5, 2013
Year of interrupted sleep: 2012 in review, Part 3
September-December 2012 on the Channel 19 blog — one operator reaches a milestone, amid ongoing industry conversation, weird-weird trucking news and …. Happy new year, drivers!
December 31, 2012
Light up the night!; Come on, Ghostwriter
Reader: “I am 12-year-old boy with a big passion for lit-up bull haulers!” — and a bit of radio check, come on.
December 8, 2012
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