A Broken Driver

Murray Pratt

I was sitting downstairs late at night watching the sports highlights of the day in my comfy chair. My 13 year old son came into the room bursting into tears. …

Straight Out of Combustion

Murray Pratt

“Yo …..Hip Hop Truckin’” “Um… well, ah… ah… I am just wanting to find the status of my load” “Well it’s on its way To East L.A. It left San …

Accelerating Your Trucking Business

Murray Pratt

I went to one of those motivational speaking seminars. The ones where they assemble an all-star cast of leading business thinkers and speakers and transmit a live broadcast to audiences …

Psychic Truck Lines

Murray Pratt

“Thanks for calling Psychic Truck Lines – that will be $3,495 before taxes” “Um… okay… well… it’s Jim Weir here from Corn Stalk Beverages… and I… “Yes Jim, we know it’s …

The ‘Zigs and Zags’ of Business

Murray Pratt

“I must have zigged, when I should have zagged’  – Author, In Dispute   Up until this morning when I checked the internet, I thought that this line had come …

Fully, Completely, and Tragically Hip

Murray Pratt

Today I have that New Orleans’ sinking feeling as I listen to My Music at Work, and begin to feel the lament and impending loss symbolized by the last Tragically …

Rebel, Rebel

Murray Pratt

“Hey B-e-e-e-e-auty… good to see you again… how are you doing, beauty?”. I would be walking through the big basement call center – some 150 seats – at a resort …

Exiting… Your Trucking Business

Murray Pratt

“So Doctor……..tell me……..do they have golf courses in heaven?”  “Well I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that they have golf courses in heaven. …

On Such an August Occasion

Murray Pratt

I remember travelling down King Edward Boulevard in Vancouver early one August evening a few years back. As I pulled up to the left turn lane beside me were two …