Hello truckers and right seat covers – this is Nadine Wheeler, who’s been the oldest Right Seat Cover in the eighteen-wheeled world known as truckin’ … and if you don’t know what a Right Seat Cover is, well, then, young’uns, you’re reading the wrong blog!
You need to reassess where you’re hauling, who you’re hauling for, and what you’re hauling. Many hauling sectors declined in the last year, but not all. A hauling sector can be anything from the lane you haul in, to the products or industry you’re concentrating on, to the individual companies for which you haul.
You have a wheelbarrow filled with dirt at the top of a hill, or you have the same wheelbarrow at the bottom of a hill. Obviously getting that dirt-filled wheelbarrow to the bottom of a hill would be a lot less work than trying to push it to the top. Now think of this wheelbarrow as your freight rate:
All right, everbody, Miles here, listenin’ to T-Dawg McCall tell about a really terrible situation he rescued his friend, B.A. Grouseman from not too long ago. “Hey, Miles, can you get the hood latch on your side? Thanks. An’ Ernie-Earl, it’s your turn to go get some pie from Mamie’s.…
Listen to this story of how I turned cheap freight from vinegar into fine wine for one small carrier, using nothing more than industry experience, resourcefulness and dedication to finding a solution.
The snow, which had been no more than just spitting began coming down in furious earnest, quickly coating the roadway in an inch or more of snow. We continued on, as we were now fully committed to the climb and descent.
As we’re crossing a long bridge, a fire truck frame (just the cab with nothing but frame rails and rear axle) does a 360-degree spin about 200 yards ahead of us on the bridge we’re crossing. I know that if it’s that slick I must maintain momentum
Well, I kinda promised to tell you folks some stories of Mamie’s an’ the characters therein, an’ the trouble they got into too. I got to know ‘em all while me an’ Nadine was OTR for so many years, an’ onct in a while some of ‘em drop by here…
With a scarcity of people wanting to drive a semi, with freight availability increasing almost daily, many trucking companies’ thoughts are turning to add more drivers. However, with recruiting, training and being sure new hires are ready to follow the constant barrage of new regulations from the FMCSA, the investment of both time and dollars bringing on new truckers has increased.
When any two units of the team are in conflict, the entire team suffers. If each team member is only interested in his or her own benefit without regard to the effect on the other members, the entire team’s efforts will fail. It’s important for all the units which make up the team to work together.