October 08, 2016

How About A Radio Check?

Instead of wasting time asking for a radio check that may or may not be answered try this instead. Ask a question like, “where’s the next tuck stop going south” or “are there any good restaurants near the split”. One thing you can be sure about truck drivers is their eagerness to show off their “highway knowledge”. So if your radio is good working condition you should find out in no time.

October 01, 2016

Many Thanks To Nucor Yamato Steel

Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a time to remind everyone of the sacrifices and skills of professional truck drivers who keep America moving. For 2016 it was th week of September 11-17 and I wanted to send out a big thank you to Nucor-Yamato Steel in Armorel, Arkansas for this really nice cooling towel. Nucor-Yamato Steel Company was formed in 1987 as a joint venture between Nucor and Yamato Kogyo with the goal of operating a steel mini-mill to manufacture wide-flange beams in Blytheville, Arkansas. Today, Nucor-Yamato Steel Company has the capacity to produce over 2.5 million tons per year of not only wide-flange beams, but also H-piling, sheet piling, standard I-beams, channels and various other structural shapes.

September 10, 2016

Old School Waitress

Very few servers know the correct way to take care of a customer. But the ones that do know just what to say and how to be engaging without being a pest. Above all a good server will always make sure your beverage is full and your order is correct. This nice lady at the TA in Marianna, Florida is a classic example of how it's done right.


September 06, 2016

Leave Coils To The Steel Haulers

This is a perfect example why steel coils should be left to the steel haulers. This van was carrying skidded coils that apparently were not properly secured. The tow truck in the background had just finished removing a coil that had broken through the trailer and was sitting on the trucks catwalk.
I don't know if the driver was aware of just how lucky he was, but he was damn lucky. This coil could have gone straight through the back of the cab or fallen of on the highway potentially causing a serious accident.These loads should be left to the people who have the equipment and know how to transport them, period.


July 03, 2016

Photo From the Road (Kentucky)

I don’t always have the opportunity to get a good breakfast in while on the road. But if I’m anywhere near Mount Vernon, Kentucky traveling on I-75, the Derby City South Truck Plaza is worth a stop. The prices are more than reasonable and while the parking lot and facility are a bit old its clean and staffed by very friendly people.