Month: September 2016

  • The Nuclear Arse ‘n’ All

    The Nuclear Arse ‘n’ All

    I heard the big cheer as I stared at the TV monitor inside in the private box – a video feed that trailed the play by a second or two.  It was a touchdown. With front two outside rows so crowded I had retreated back inside the booth with my plastic cup, full of beer,…

  • A Brand New World

    A Brand New World

    I kicked my green ’97 Honda Accord into gear – sped past a Pacer and a Pinto and a farmer on his tractor pulling a load of potatoes. You know the feeling – sometimes you just know when you are in the zone. I was thinking about all the great things I was going to…

  • BrAngelena

    BrAngelena

    Things aren’t good. Things are no longer jolly. I’m devastated by the news that ‘BrAngelena’ are no more. You know Brad. Our marketing guy – great glasses, rainbow colored socks, slicked back hair. And you know Angelena, our sales gal – tall, dark, beautiful eyes, an almost beatific presence in the sales room… well… well…

  • What’s Left?

    What’s Left?

    That’s a good question to ask, isn’t it? After you pay for your fuel, pay your driver, pay accessorial charges, pay fuel taxes, and make the lease payments on your truck, what’s left at the end for you on that load? Every man or woman who is running a company – perhaps it’s one truck,…

  • The Written Weird

    The Written Weird

    I am working on writing a Press Release for our new upcoming application. It‘s a very confidential thing and we don’t want to leak it like some CIA document or emails from Presidential candidates. Refrain from writing things about it – or making innuendo that people can pounce upon. God forbid it ends up in…

  • www.Worldly-Wide-Web.ca

    www.Worldly-Wide-Web.ca

    I walked out of my front door on the weekend. It was a bold maneuver – I like to lead from the front. As I turned to my right something caught my eye. The late afternoon sun had illuminated some perfectly made spider webs. I am always amazed by the intricacies of spider webs and…

  • Truck Like a Pirate

    Truck Like a Pirate

    Arrr maties, today be th’ best tide o’ th’ voyage. Talk Like A Pirate Day. Th’ open road an’ th’ high seas be havin’ a lot in common.  Long stints away from homeport and compliance wi’ rules an’ regulations boggin’ down yer business an’ th’ joy o’ th’ high open road. Today’s wee an’ mid-sized…

  • OK Cube Van: online dating… for trucks

    OK Cube Van: online dating… for trucks

    Recently separated from my warehouse of 3 months – I find myself at the cross dock of my life. I am fairly laid back, stable, happy to just to be me. Not looking for just any old truck, but a real nice truck, one that will be in it for the long haul. You will…

  • Of Trucking, Cabooses, and Baseball

    Of Trucking, Cabooses, and Baseball

    “Don’t look back – something might be gaining on you.”  – Satchell Paige, Major League Pitcher   I remember back in the late 80’s when they first started phasing out cabooses. It was controversial – especially in my family as I came from a family of railroaders. It was upsetting because there were several important uses for a…

  • Toy Story Trucking

    Toy Story Trucking

    “Thanks for calling Toy Story Trucking.  Please hold” ♪You’ve got a friend in me. You’ve got a friend in me. When the road looks rough ahead, and your miles and miles away from your bed…♪ “Thanks for holding,  what can I help you with this morning?” “Um… well… I’d like to ship a load to…