“HOW TO BE A TRUCK DRIVER” “NO TRUCK PARKING ALLOWED”

No truck parking sign in a huge empty parking lot!  Wow why would that be there?  “There is a big truck parking shortage in the USA”, and “it’s” getting worse.  “The federal government requires us to take a break”,  but does not provide enough parking!  “Shit happens”  so we can’t always find a proper place to sleep.  […]

Final Hours of Service Rules Announced!

Yesterday the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced its long awaited changes to the driver hours of service rules. The new rules will be published in the Federal Register next week. There is a lengthy transition time as MOST OF THE NEW RULES WILL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED UNTIL JULY 1, 2013. While MMTA is still […]

“THE BLACK DOG”

  “ The legend of the black dog” The black dog refers to when a truck driver has been driving too long,  and starts to fall asleep he or she will see the black dog.  Usually just before they crash their truck they will see the black dog.  “It’s” a ghostly apparition of a black […]

HOW TO BE A TRUCK DRIVER SHIPPING CONTAINERS

Shipping containers  Yes you can earn money hauling container’s,  This is something I know about from experience.   For three years I hauled containers out of the Chicago rail yards.   You can earn good money driving a container truck if you work smart.   Like I talked about in my book “adapt to your environment.”  You will […]

“HOW TO BE A FLATBED TRUCK DRIVER”

HOW TO BE A  FLATBED TRUCK DRIVER “Flatbeds are used to haul everything from roofing shingles to heavy equipment”, and most get paid a few cents per mile more.  You can make good money with a flatbed if you’re not afraid of a little manual labor.  With a flatbed you must secure your load with […]

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