Month: December 2015

  • A New Year’s Tale

    While everyone wants to put together a list of the greatest plays or misplays of the year I have decided to tell you a story. And for that matter, all of my blogs are either the misplays of the day…or week..or month. People have often asked me, ‘Murray, how did you get into sales?’ Okay,…

  • We Could Be Heroes

    acob Dylan (Bob’s son – yes, that Bob) and his Wallflowers sang it best “We could be heroes – for just one day” Who doesn’t want to be a hero? When we were kids we all wanted to be a superhero. For me it was Batman.  I remember when Batman first hit with a campy…

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night “Hey Brenda …….did you get that truck out there for that breakdown? Well, he said it was at the intersection of Van Dyke and Richmond. He was where? Oh….it’s a Refer unit…It’s gone too! I thought it was just the trailer.” Holy Night “What……..what happened? Didn’t they use a forklift for it? What…

  • Juggling Bills

    Dash Cams in the Cab On a long haul with Jose O’er the roads we go Crying all the way Bills on bills come in Makes our hearts contrite Its’ not fun to ride and sing A trucking song tonight…oh! Juggling Bills, Juggling Bills Juggling bills all day It’s not fun to pay such sums…

  • Is this year the year you take your Rubik’s Leap

    So what’s going to be different next year? There is a great line from a song by the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, “Nobody cares about what you say you are going to do.” It’s important to remember that in order to gain momentum in your vehicle, you first have to shift it into…

  • Christmas Trucking

    One piece of equipment, two drivers.  Equipment is insured, full of fuel and has a dent in the rear bumper.  Driver 2 has had some questionable moments on the road.  It’s not her fault, she was really sleep deprived after having the twins. Check the load board above the kitchen counter  Dispatch: Pick up a…

  • Jeopardy Trucking Company

    “Good afternoon, Jeopardy Trucking company. Radar O’Reilly speaking” “What is a customer greeting?” “Right for 100…..Dispatch” “What department should I ask for if I wanted to get the status of my shipment” “That’s correct for 200. Bill Smith” “Who would I need to talk to?” “Perfect – good for 300. Dispatch” “Where are you routing…

  • A Weigh with Words

    <siren blares> “Pull over, pull over…” ….Hello sir. You were going 23 words per minute in a 60 words per minute zone” “Um..ah…um…….I didn’t know that they had typing speed limits on the Information Highway. I was just minding my own business blogging …wasn’t really aware of it. Is there sign somewhere?” “Well, you were…

  • Living on a Prayer

    A reporter once asked golfing great Lee Trevino if the pressure ever got to him when he was standing over a short putt to win a $40,000 golf tournament. “Pressure is when you play for five bucks a hole, with only two in your pocket!” he responded. And with Lee Trevino you can imagine that…

  • Barbie & Ken Trucking

    “Hi Ken” “Hi Barbie”“Good to see you Ken.” “Good to see you Barbie.” “Ken, did you bring in the paperwork from your last trip?” “No Barbie, I forgot. I just got back from getting my chest waxed and my pedicure after my tennis game at the country club”“No problem Ken…….that sweater sure looks good draped…