March 04, 2017

The Glass Division

It’s been a while since my last post as I have been making the transition from the flatbed division to the glass division at Maverick Transportation. The first step was returning to the training facility in North Little Rock, Arkansas for 4 days of comprehensive hands on training. During those 4 days we covered everything from securement and tarping to Canadian border crossing.
As you can well imagine the glass division and hauling glass in general are very different from flatbed. Glass requires a bit more finesse to transport safely and damage free. Strap and dunnage placement are critical to keep glass from shifting and breaking in transit. As a part of Maverick's Glass Division, I am now part of the largest and most reputable glass carrier in the industry. No doubt it takes some getting used to but I have become more comfortable with each load.

December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to the men and women who make the holiday possible! And here's wishing you a safe and prosperous 2017.

December 03, 2016

Photo From the Road (Alabama)

When I travel travel through Alabama on I-22 and need a place to stop for the night or just get something to eat I take exit 30 to Cafe 30. Great food with reasonable prices and a friendly staff! While most of the truck parking lot is rock and gravel, it's also large enough to provide plenty of parking. Located at I-22 Exit 30 or 7016 State Highway 129 Winfield, Alabama

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.