Tag: counter of knowledge
The curse of the to-go cup: Coffee-counter conversation one missing bridge across the divide
Overdrive's Long Haul Paul on the value of face-to-face conversation in trucking industry today in bridging the many divides that plague us. More on Overdrive.
June 29, 2020
All the subjects The Algorithm permits
Don’t-call-me-Short Haul Paul keys up the old one-nine with this part-reminiscence, part-dirge on the bluetooth cocoons so many of us fall into around the truck stop counters, at the loading docks, on the long road, where it seems only the “subjects The Algorithm permits” ever get talked about, c’mon…
March 25, 2019
‘Secrets of trucking shall remain secret’: An elegy for the counter of knowledge
Gordon Alkire’s whimsical (but not all fun and games) take on so much that is gone into the past: the “In the sit-down diners was … the all-knowing, never-wrong counter of knowledge, usually manned by experts 24 hours a day.”
January 17, 2019
Do you have an exit plan?
While a well-planned career shift can be invigorating, planning for injury or death can be depressing yet necessary. Do you have a plan? Details on Overdrive.
July 24, 2018
You can ‘plan’ on making my eye twitch
“Things that make my eye twitch, for a thousand, Alex,” including recent articles about shippers “falling all to pieces because they’re having a hard time getting freight covered during the post-ELD adjustment period. … They should have planned better.”
February 16, 2018
I herniated it through the grapevine
Today on Truckamundo, George gets news from a surgeon that he can either take three weeks off to have his hernia repaired, or plan on wearing his guts for shoelaces at any inopportune and unplanned moment in the near future. …
July 10, 2017
Notes on vernacular
“Keep yer panties on, son, I got a full-grown with a capture in the breakdown, I’ll mosey out of your way momentarily… stand by.” Feel me?
February 8, 2017
The difference between Facebook and regulatory comments
“People sure like to gripe on Facebook, … at the Counter of Knowledge, and anywhere another human being may listen, but when it comes time for them to actually be able to provide some recorded, sanctioned, discussions …”
December 9, 2016
Navigating the intricate levels of trucking BS
There are several distinct levels. “All can be somewhat entertaining, but the gold standard club membership is running with (or behind) a pack of crusty old Nebraska livestock haulers, swapping CB stories in the middle of the night.”
October 19, 2016
Things that would make me leave the truck for 400, Alex
Wendy on accident aftermath: “I’m just amazed by people who get back on the horse and ride.” If that applies to you, why did you jump back in the saddle?
February 5, 2016
2048 is our year
“Unfortunately, we’ll be 87 and 88 years old by then, and probably won’t be able to enjoy the island Dennis Mintling says we’ll own. That’s OK, I’m not sure I could handle the pressure of owning anything bigger than a truck.”
December 28, 2015
Meteor showers and the return of the CB
“I’m pretty sure there’s a distinct possibility we were abducted by aliens the other night. At least that’s how the story would go if I were telling it at the Counter of Knowledge. …”
November 22, 2015
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