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Owners, Dispatchers- Friend or Foe

I wanted to write a little about my own experiences about going the extra mile, or doing little favors for owners and dispatchers. Just about every company I ever worked for, I became friends with the owners or the dispatchers. … Continue reading

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To Haul or Not To Haul – Overweights

Can a company fire an employee for refusing to haul an overweight load? Can the company make me haul a load that is overweight? Can the dispatcher make me drive in bad weather? Can the company make me pull an … Continue reading

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Trucking ‘Old School’ Style part one

I received my latest issue of Land Line Magazine the other day February edition and in it was one article that caught my attention rather quickly. It’s on page 102 if you get the magazine, but it was called ‘Old … Continue reading

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Load Securement why its important

Load securement can come in many forms. When load securement is brought up, usually one is talking about a flat bed trailer, and how secure the load is. But, load securement can be found with anything a driver is hauling, … Continue reading

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PCS Software Releases New iPhone App ‘iLoadFinder’

PCS Software Inc. is pleased to announce the release of an entirely new iPhone based application for the Trucking Industry. This exciting app is a one-of-a-kind app and the first iPhone based application ever developed for the trucking industry. There … Continue reading

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Meeting the Ohio DOT

When I first started driving back in 96, it must have been starting to change or was just about changed over. My first real trucking job was pulling a coal bucket here in Kentucky. Of course we didn’t haul much … Continue reading

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Lease purchase – is it a good thing

Unless company’s have changed their way’s in the last few month’s then I say the “lease purchase” deal that company’s try to throw out to drivers is still a shady deal. Especially, the ones that mention in their ads “no … Continue reading

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I know times are tough, but c’mon fix your trucks

I know times are tough for some companies, hell all these trucking companies are feeling the pinch today. But, come on now you have to keep these trucks up and running. I work for a crappy company as far as … Continue reading

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Lucky Trucker Avoids Death After Flying Wheel Smashes Into His Windshield On 401

When Guy Orphanos got into his truck heading to Cambridge with a load of cherries on Friday, he never dreamed how close he would come to not returning home to his wife and two teenaged children. The 47-year-old truck driver … Continue reading

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Trucker Crushed By Load

WILMINGTON– A 54-year-old truck driver from Missouri was killed Friday night when the load he was taking off his trailer fell on him in south suburban Wilmington. Michael D. Shaw, of Rutledge, Mo., was unstrapping the load on his trailer … Continue reading

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