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The Tao of the Folgers Coffee Pot

I just returned from Las Vegas, Nevada where I attended “The Great West Truck Show”.

I met a few people from Twitter that I already knew and few new people who were presenting innovative products into the trucking industry.  I look forward to chatting more about these folks later and hope I see them again at the Dallas Show in August.

My trip to Las Vegas had a personal nature as well; I used to have a home there.

When I returned to Texas, which is where my  Truck was having the A/C fixed, I found myself wondering about human nature as I often do, Ego, Pride, Narcissism, Greed, Dishonesty, and Hostility.

Waiting for the repair to be complete, I paused in my company terminal, rather distracted but found myself fixed an old Folgers coffee pot that had been set aside from the others. (more…)

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Karma has been throwing up & getting sick this weekend.
We are in the 4th week of her Heartworm Treatment.
Finding a Vet while we are on the road is tricky.
I don’t always have the time to stop & find a vet & then I have to consider parking the truck.
Thankfully, today I have a bit of time in-between loads & I saw a animal hospital on my way to my delivery.
I was able to bob-tail & get a walk-in.
Also, with help from @HOTLabRescue who called ahead and arranged for Karma to be seen.
I’ll keep you posted

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Everything happened so fast I have not had a chance to tell you all about Karma.

Happy Stretch

Happy Stretch

Here’s the deal!

My company has a terminal close to Dallas, Texas and a few months ago I had seen a white dog hanging around, she just sat in front of the guard shack.

Everywhere around the terminal there were signs that said “Don’t feed the stray”. I asked the guard where she came from and he told me that she had puppies and had turned up last winter begging for food. He said he believed the puppies, now about 7 months old still lived on the other side of the fence in the adjacent junkyard. In fact, on my last visit to our terminal he told me he still sees them from time to time.

The mama dog, for some reason stayed at the guard shack, she just wouldn’t leave. Whenever the guard got up to check in the trucks, she got up and stood next to him. When he opened the gate, she herded the trucks in and returned to the doorway. When he made his rounds to do inventories of trailers she followed him and stopped when he stopped. (more…)

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                     CRST Sexual Harassment Case

I am disturbed but glad at the same time that some women are coming forward to speak about what is happening in the trucking industry to female students.

The  35 cases of sexual harrassment at CRST is just the tip of the iceberg but the tenacity to keep the story under wraps is precisely why I wrote my student trucker story on “Ask the Trucker” .

People outside the trucking community who have read my story “A Day in the Life of a Lady Trucker” have been shocked, while people inside the trucking community can ussually add 10-15 chapters of horror story material of their own. (more…)

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Today “Karma” went into the hospital for 5 days to be treated for heartworms. You can follow her on Twitter @TruckinDogKarma

I visited Karma in the Pet Hospital Today

I visited Karma in the Pet Hospital Today

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In the Drivers Seat

In the Drivers Seat

I have been writing my Student Trucker Story on “Ask the Trucker” since October 2008.

Although by October I was in a much different situation because I had moved from the “Team Division” into a Dedicated Solo Fleet beyond the ridiculously unsafe situations my company placed me in during my training.

In this new division I saw very quickly how things should be done. The entire manner of my new fleet was more effective because the communication and professionalism was much better. Partially because the contract DEMANDS it or the contract will be lost.

I was also driving solo finally, not required to drive & live with someone from unknown origins. (more…)

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    Award Sticker

    I put my Award Sticker on. Its been a Hard Year as a Student. on TwitPic

    I put my Award Sticker on. Its been a Hard Year as a Student.

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