Month: November 2015

  • MayTag Trucking Software Sales

    US Thanksgiving – it’s a bit quiet around here. Sometimes, it’s lonely being a trucking software salesman. I know many of your envision that a trucking software salesman’s life is full of adventure, travelling to software conferences at exotic resorts, taking clients out to big dinners and heading out to the football game at the…

  • “Hey, Hey, You, You…Get onto My Cloud!”

    ‘Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a man with a whole new game. I’ve been around for some long, long years When the products all just seemed the same Pleased to meet you, tell me your group’s name Tell me what’s fussin’ you And I be tellin’ you ‘bout my-new game’Just maybe you can’t…

  • All My Exits are to Texas

    All my exits say it’s Texas And Texas is the place I’d dearly love –to- be And all my exits say it’s Texas But why does my BOL say Tennessee?There’s bananas down in Texarcana, wanted to see if I had more room And there’s a load of dreams in Abilene, if I don’t get there…

  • One of the most amazing car trips that I have ever taken was a trip through the Rocky Mountains, between Banff and Radium Hot Springs, across the continental divide. It was pure wilderness. It was back in the late 80’s and I was travelling along the road with my now late older brother. As we…

  • Big Wheel Keep on Turnin’

    John Fogerty and Credence Clearwater Revival sang it best: “Left a good job in the city, Working for the man every night and day And I never lost a minute of sleepin’ Worryin’ about the way things might have been Big Wheel keep on turnin’ Proud Mary keep on burnin’ Rollin’ …rollin’…. rollin’ on the…

  • Trucking Businesses, Get Smart & Organized with Software!

    People will often say, “It looks so disorganized.” Often, they are watching something – a meeting, an event, an activity – from afar and trying to figure out what is going on. Often, they are simply watching my Atom hockey team. Hmm? I actually think the word they are meaning to say is, “It appears…

  • Are You the “Big Wheel”?

    In your business are you ‘The Big Wheel’? Or, are you one of the 18 wheels that move the vehicle down the highway? As a coach of a minor hockey team, I had to take a course called “Respect in Sport.” It is an online coaching course designed to equip adults with an understanding and…

  • A Bonfire of Paper

    One of the more memorable movies I have watched in my life had no dialogue or  subtitles – it wasn’t a painting, please! It was a major motion picture, came out some 30 years ago, set some 10,000+ years ago during the dawn of mankind. (I didn’t even know they had movie crews then!) It…

  • That Sinkhole Feeling

    There was a sinkhole on a bridge in our city this weekend. It caused all sorts of problems on the Monday commute. There are artificial sinkholes – those from abandoned mines, or water main breaks or sewer collapses. There are also natural sinkholes – those that are due to erosion where the bedrock is soluble…

  • ‘Baby, You Can Drive My Truck’

    Desmond has a shipment to the marketplace, but Molly can’t find Klinger and his van. Alan Norr’s Rig ‘B’ picked up some rice from a dock but it got lost in a change. Shipper Mackenzie – losing a skid on a trip cause the driver had not -latched the door. What’s this all for…all the…