September 04, 2017

Oh Canada

To this point my Canadian driving experience has been limited to Quebec and Ontario. The major difference between the two of course is language. French being the primary language in Quebec and English in Ontario. Driving in Canada is much like driving in the U.S. with the major difference being the metric system used to gauge speed and distance.
Entering Canada requires that I provide a customs invoice and bill of lading faxed in advance of my arrival to the broker at the border. Once my paperwork clears customs its just a matter of arriving with a passport or pass card for entry. I have enjoyed every trip to Canada to this point and have found the people to be friendly and easy to work with.

August 29, 2017

Welcome To East L.A.

I believe in making an effort to sample the “local flavor” whenever possible. Making my first trip into East LosAngeles this year I was amazed to see just how many food trucks were lining the streets. East LA is predominantly a Mexican American community and as such, features a wide variety of Mexican cuisine. Many of the trucks are brightly decorated and feature blinking lights and music to draw in customers and distinguish themselves from the competition
After preparing my trailer for unloading I made my way through the front of the building and on to the street. I found I had my pick of three trucks doing business on this particular block and decided to try the food from the first truck I came upon. I ordered a breakfast burrito and coffee, both of which were amazing. So when opportunity presents itself I highly recommend treating yourself.

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