Tag Archives: Trucking memories

FedEx crashes and scumbags leave the driver so they can steal the packages. | #140

In more news about scumbags, a FedEx truck crashed and idiots were out stealing the packages.  Nice.  What is this world coming to anyway?  We allow the norms of society to be violated everyday and this is what we get.  It is time to get tough on crime in a real way.  Crime and those that live outside of society.



There was a problem so yo I solved it | #125

In a puzzle completing episode I talk about getting somewhere and there were no docks available and yet I was able to drop my trailer in a door?  How did I do it?  I solved a problem for them which also solved a problem for me.  Be willing to solve problems wherever you go.  Also, a quote from noted truck driver President Joe Biden.


Trucking Answers | 5 things that have improved trucking over the last 34 years | A Reason we are not on Mars | #117

In a cross-country episode I discuss 5 things that I think have made trucking either better or easier in the last 34 years.  I use 34 years because that is how long I have been trucking.  Trucking is a great career, it still pays the bills and keeps the lights on here at Trucking Answers.  In a future episode I will discuss the 5 things that have hurt trucking in the last 34 years.  Also, ripped from today’s headlines is yet another reason we don’t live on Mars.  Current weather conditions on Mars provided by NASA.



Trucking Answers | Trucking Company Production/Safety Bonuses for Drivers | #108

In the Steering Wheel Haul of Fame episode I discuss the production and safety bonuses that some trucking companies put out.  Many of them are not fair in the fact that they give a bonus on something you have no control over.  Can you control how many miles the company gives you?  Do you control if another driver has an accident?  No, so there should be no bonus for that.  A bonus for you should be based on something that you are totally in control over.  I have had many of these bad bonus programs like Safety Bingo and many others.


Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #101

In an I Want My MTV spectacular I discuss marriage equality!  Brilliant.  The American Trucking Association has a Women in Motion thing going.  Why is that not a good idea?  Discrimination.  Is old school trucking better?  Yes and no for sure.  The Driveri driver cam is here from Netradyne and it is going to give you a gold star.  SERIOUSLY.  You will coached BY THE CAMERA.  No wonder drivers are quitting trucking.  VinFast is bringing Vietnamese cars to the US.  Not really bring them as much as making them here in the US.  A Reason we are not on Mars.



Trucking Answers | Bonus Episode | Does technology allow marginal drivers to hurt the industry?

In this bonus episode I discuss the issue of technology and the changes that the trucking industry has had since starting in 1988.  I think that technology has allowed people who would be marginal at best to enter the industry and bring down the pay and professionalism that we used to have.  It used to be cowboys of the highway now it is idiots of the road.  What do you think?



Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #53

In the end of year extravaganza we have my experience with North American Van Lines for a weekend.  Also, the Colorado Sentence is reduced by 100 years.  The F-150 has a built in scale but is that a good thing?  Are low mileage cars better to buy?  A Reason we are not on Mars.



Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #47

In an episode that the Smithsonian may want I regale users with a story from me this week.  I had some truck issues and I tell how I almost quit my long term job.  Toyota is in the news for charging a fee to remote start your car from you key fob.  Also, a reason we are not on Mars.


Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #29

In another lavish production Trucking Answers Podcast talks about driver facing cameras and the Lytx AI tech coming to trucks.  Do you think a camera can drive as good as a driver? I will be visiting GP Transco on Monday Oct 11!  Be there!  Speeding was the #1 thing people were ticketed for during safe driver week.  Slow down!  I relate a story from work again about construction zones.  The ATA road team captains have some advice for you.  The Ford Bronco is recalled yet again. Please do not buy a first year model car.  Mazda may give us a straight 6 engine!  Finally.  Last ones I had were in a Granada and Fairmount.  Also, a reason we are not on Mars.




Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #20

In this possible Grammy-nominated episode I talk about why you should quit your company immediately and stop blaming others if you feel you aren’t paid correctly.  I also talk about the 90 year old driver that retired.  Nice.  The trucking shutdown that never happened in the United States is also up.  Are there really places that cost $25 a night to park?  Tell me.  Canada is going to require cars to have auto on headlights and I don’t like it because the dash lights will only come on with the headlights, not like now where they are on all the time and I can see them.  I go into a reason we are not on Mars with a heartwarming tale of two brothers and a butt full of powder.