Category Archives: Trucker Life
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep… Really!?!
The thoughts that keep us awake wouldn't be so bad if they were useful!

Good gosh! All those thoughts that start when you lay down to sleep for the night! You know the ones I’m talking about… the useless, good for nothing BUT keeping you awake thoughts that you just can’t get rid of… Like they couldn’t have come to mind while you were wandering through your day and awake anyway!?! Of course not!!

To add insult to injury (and lack of beauty sleep), most of the time, they’re not even productive thoughts! Take for instance when I couldn’t get to sleep earlier this week. Was I thinking about world peace or how to change my life into the type of life I’ve dreamed of… of course not.

I Survived the “Procedure”… I Think
Once the surgical team is ready to do your procedure, you have no idea whats gonna happen!

Yep. Last week I finally made it in to get that dreaded “procedure” done. You know the one… that procedure that no one wants to talk about… EVER!

Well, I’m not shy so here it is. Yes, I got a colonoscopy done. Go ahead. You can say it. I promise it wont hurt. If you’re sitting at the dinner table, you may want to wait till later. Of course, if you’re sitting at the dinner table, you shouldn’t be reading this anyway unless you’re alone. Otherwise it’s rude!! 🙂

Unemployed… Again
I doubt pretty much everything they tell us in the trucking industry!

Got up this morning and was waiting for our boss to send us pickup information. Instead, we got a phone call that the company owner was going to shut the Phoenix terminal down.

He says it’s only for about 45 days. But he’s been telling us a ton of stuff since August when the terminal opened that he hasn’t followed thru on, so there’s really no reason to believe that’s going to change now.

Living Life One Mile at a Time – A Trucker’s Lifestyle
Peterbilt 279 - The first big rig I drove

If you were looking for a job, and this is what the description was, would you apply?

Job Requirements:

Must be available a minimum of 70 hours per week, at any time of day or night.

If circumstances beyond our control occur, you may need to remain at your desk an additional 24-48 hours.

Your compensation will be between 24 and 38 cents per minute, but only for those minutes that you are in motion.

Some Days, My Truck Wins
Night Truck Drive in the Desert

You know, when I went into work and found out there wasn’t a load (meaning I’m hauling an empty trailer to Cali), I figured the night was gonna run smooth….