This is probably one of the weirdest things that ever happened to me. This is coming from a guy who was an ambulance chaser in Chicago for several years. I’ve seen a lot of crooked cops in my chasing days, but this guy really made an impression on me- He had absolutely no self-control, and his badge was his power. Read the rest of this entry »
When you know you’re doing something wrong, and you see those dreaded flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror, do you try to think of a good excuse as you slowly pull over, or are you the planning type, who thinks of a good one ahead of time? Do you always tell the truth, or are you the type of driver who counts on instinct to think of something at the last second? Read the rest of this entry »
As a longtime trucker myself, I’ve taken some heavy loads down some big hills, or so I thought. Like the very first time I ever went down Cabbage (westbound I-84 heading down into Pendleton, OR). With a gross weight of 80,000 pounds and no Jake Brake, I found myself in great peril, with the bottom of the hill still a long way off. Read the rest of this entry »
I’m a big fan of the Second Amendment, and I do carry a gun myself, when I can do so legally. I have a right-to-carry permit from my home state (Indiana), and my permit is honored in twenty-eight other states. I did a lot of research on this subject for my own personal knowledge, so I can make sure I stay within the law. And, I figured there must be a lot of drivers out there who were wondering the same thing.
In fact, I was sitting in a room with about ten other truck drivers a few weeks ago and the subject of carrying a gun came up. Two of the drivers there admitted they carried a gun in their truck. I didn’t admit it, even though I had one in my truck, and I wondered if anyone else wasn’t admitting what he had. Which had me wondering how many drivers really keep a gun with them. From what I heard that day, I’d guess that three or four out of ten drivers probably pack a gun in their truck (in states where they can do so legally). Read the rest of this entry »