Thursday, March 24, 2011

FBI Video asks for our help.

Here is a link to a video that asks for our help in stopping the abuse of young people on our highways.
It is well worth viewing, folks! You CAN help!


National hot-line is 1-888-373-7888.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Among my jobs...

Frank Moore March 19 at 1:09am
So, anyway...out here in San Diego...among my silly jobs was this one. Shuttle driver. Matheson Fast Freight. Start at seven p.m. Make a set. Take it to Fontana. Break and dock. Make another set for Los Angles, downtown. Break and Dock. Fuel. Make a set for Anaheim. Dock and Break and make for San Diego. At San Diego, dock, make and break, then go back to Fontana...again. Make and break and shoot for San Diego before you run out of hours. Intra-state, you can do 15. Maybe you make it back to San Diego with the in-bound morning I-15 by 9 a.m. Dock. Go home and come back at Seven p.m. again. On Friday...no second Fontana...but you had to go to Bakersfield, instead. And Back down over the Grapevine. Finish Saturday, maybe 11a.m. Off Sunday. Or, you could do San Diego to Fontana to Fresno to Sacramento. And back, twice a week... I finally quit when somebody dropped cinder blocks off a bridge through my windsheild on a midnight run from Fontana. I managed to pull over okay. Shaken, I was towed back to Fontana. Given a new tractor and sent back to San Diego. They demanded a second Fontana then. I said I could not drive again that night. They then said to man up or be fired. I quit.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Trucking School Abuses

Did you attend a trucking school? Most of us have. Some people got lucky and their Dad taught them how to drive. But most of us have had to learn from a school.

How much did you pay? Too Much? Did you sign a contract with a Carrier and go to a company school? Did you end up a wage slave, trying to pay them back for the training while you worked for the company?
Or did you go to a driving school, racking up a nice student loan to have to pay off?
Please share your stories with us, so others can be informed of what is going on in the industry.

Trucking can be a great job. No boss over your shoulder. Fairly good pay for seeing the country. Just do what they ask and they leave you alone. They can't outsource your job to India and they can't put a robot behind the wheel. No matter how bad the economy is, people still eat, buy clothes and gasoline. There is not ANYTHING that does not come to you on a truck during some part of it's manufacture or delivery.

Trucking companies have the equipment, the loads and the fuel.

The only thing they don't have, is YOU.

Please tell us how they GOT YOU.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Watch this:  GoPro Action Sports

Hi-Def Helmet-Cams, bikers, drivers, surfers, more! Intense!

Friday, November 12, 2010

What are we all here for?

The point and purpose of this blog is collect and disseminate Crazy Trucking Stories and links to cool stuff and hard to find information.

This is the place to post and find new, obscure and difficult to answer questions about every and ANY aspect of the Trucking Lifestyle! I invite you to share with the Driver community your wild and crazy experiences. The only people who can really tell like it is, is YOU.