There’s only one cure for fatigue – sleep, of course. But, this isn’t about that. I think we all know when it’s time to park it and take a nap. This is about some of the crazy things drivers do, to keep themselves awake, when they start getting sleepy. Every driver has a certain technique that works for him or her. It’s scary and funny to listen to some of them. Read the rest of this entry »
It started out as a typical day- twelve hours at the wheel of a Yellow Cab in Chicago. I leased it for twenty-four hours, but I usually worked about twelve. I was getting tired and heading in the general direction of home. That was my system- once I reached my quota (about $150 or more), I would head toward home, but if someone flagged me down, I’d take the fare. But this night, I’d wind up doing a hit-and-run- and get away with it. 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 »
Sorry if you came here looking for a particular article, but our site crashed! Details on that will be posted on a computer related blog somewhere, one of these days, maybe… Anyway, everything will be back online tomorrow. Thank you and PLEASE come back tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day…
We are making some big changes around here. We are now a blog- allowing your comments and posts! Read the rest of this entry »