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View Point – June 2017

The Couple from Canada
At the Truckload Carriers Association’s Annual Conference in Nashville this year, I had the privilege of meeting a couple of individuals who struck a chord with me. Isn’t it funny how sometimes fate puts you right in the path to learn something cool or meet someone you might not have otherwise?
I […]

View Point – May 2017

A one-of-a-kind stay
My only child wraps up his first year of college this month. What a year it’s been for us both: him adapting to life on his own, four hours from home; me adapting to life without him, the center of my world for 19 years.
He had a great year, and one of […]

Viewpoint – April 2017

A Cool Million
Hey, so we’re doing something pretty cool this year. And by cool, I mean giving away a cool million bucks. That’s right, a one plus six 0s that could change your life pretty significantly…starting with the Caribbean vacation we take when you win. You, me, and 20 more of your closest friends.
How, […]

View Point – March 2017

Mid-America and a Cool Million
It’s Mid-America month, aka March. Is it sad that I think of the calendar as January, February, Mid-America, April, May, etc. Yeah, it probably is.
But this will be my 20-cough cough year attending, and it’s truly such a showcase of everything great about this industry. From the newest rigs to […]

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Impress on Paper
As a member of the work force, ever stopped to think about how you look on paper? Your work autobiography, the history of your work life, the experiences you’ve had, goals you’ve achieved, longevity spent with employers, skills you’ve attained.
In most careers, this is known as a resume. In trucking, drivers are […]

Viewpoint – January 2017

Sprinkle Some Joy
Welcome to the New Year. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think “new year?” For many, it’s Resolutions. How will the New Year be different for you? No more smoking? Get a better job? Be happy? Start exercising, eating right, cussing less? (Wait; is that last one just […]

Viewpoint December 2016

The Holiday Hunt
The Ho, Ho, Ho-liday season is upon us once more, amazingly. I frequently use the term “slow as Christmas” but find that the older I get, the quicker Christmas actually seems to come around.
I grew up with a fairly non-traditional life: divorced parents, half siblings, latchkey kid. I learned to be self-sufficient […]

Viewpoint – October 2016

Gadgetry and Gizmos
Ever stop and think about how much digital technology has changed our world? My son wouldn’t know what to do without his phone filling him in on every detail of his friends’ lives, what the next social plan is, and more. And it’s no different when it comes to school—everything is digital […]

View Point – September 2016

Hip Vocabulary
You know how when you do what you do for a living, you tend to be (usually are, oftentimes can be) better at those tasks than folks who don’t do what you do? Like how a plumber can diagnose/fix a clogged sink faster than the every-day homeowner? Even a handy one? Or how […]

Viewpoint – August 2016

Time to Fly

This month, my child and I both take a giant leap forward to adulthood (his, not mine). We’re moving him 3.5 hours away to begin attending college on August 15. In addition to the sheer horror of letting my only child go, there is also a sense of completion. I did it; […]