Articles By Pappy

Unemployment Insurance Tax? Ya Must Need a Doctor's Degree

What on earth is unemployement tax insurance, and where does it go during times of low unemployement? Nobody knows what the gov't does with our money.

Not much. You? Trucking Is as Trucking Does.

I've been filling out applications for truck driving jobs, but no luck. 209 to be exact. The economy is terrible and finding work is tough.

Satin sheets to LIE on. Satin pillows to cry on.

With tough times ahead, change has been promised to Americans. But is it the right type of change, or is prosperity being undermined?

Just an ol' Trucker Looking at Driving Schools

Me, being an ol' time trucker, decided I would go take a look at some of the CDL Schools in my area. Here's a rundown of what I found.

Leadfoot Jessie and One Toothed Bandit

A crazy story from Pappy - our gruff ole time truckin author who will have you laughin out loud at this one!

Economic Hard Times and The Politics of Change

Tough times mean tough choices and a lot of change in our economy.

Trucker's CB Radios: Fire on the Wire!!!

Trucker's CB Radios - One of the funniest, most informative blogs you'll ever find on the history and terminology. A must read!

To Fuel or Not To Fuel? It is to Question.

There are a number of factors to consider regarding when to fuel up your rig, and how much to put in. Here we cover many of them.

The Magical, Mystical “Hot Load”.

We all learn lessons the hard way sometimes. This blog will help new truck drivers avoid learning one themselves.

Keep Entertained While You're Out There On The Road

There are a lot of fun things to do on the road during your downtime. Here's a few ideas.

What's a "Greasy Spoon"?

When you're on the road, you win some and you lose some. This is a great story of one you won't always win!

PawPaws Don't Need Medals

An old time truckers tells a great story about his PawPaw

Thank God it wasn't me.

A cold December morning. Christmas card perfect. But the highway is always dangerous and today was no different.

Getting to know me...

My life and my career as a truck driver

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