Friday, February 23, 2007

Hmmmmm, Truckers...

Everything in life has it's pros and cons and trucking is no exception. Truckers get little or no respect from a vast majority of non-truckers, they are away from their families and friends for long periods of time, they sleep in their trucks and take showers in truckstops, they find it very difficult to get a healthy meal...I could go on and on BUT...the blessings of being a trucker far out way the negatives.

A trucker gets to experience the freedom of the open road, meeting new people from all over the country, seeing things that many of us will never get to see.

A trucker will experience driving over the George Washington Bridge or the New Jersey Turnpike or the Golden Gate! A trucker will see the majesty of the Statue of Liberty or the beauty of a California Redwood tree or the intensity of color in the coolness of a New England Autumn, or even the sweetness of a Navajo moon...

The Blessings that God offers to the trucker are far greater than any negative word or action that can come to them from another person.

Thank you God for your blessings to the truckers!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


My commute to work is under 1 mile each way. But every morning when I start out I "catch the light". The redlight with no purpose. The redlight that keeps me waiting 5 minutes. Its 4AM , not a soul in sight. I'm now late for work.

I back up and then go forward, flash my brights- try to trigger that 'redlight'- nothing seems to work. By this time, Im frustrated and impatient. I get tempted to run it.

I called my father yesterday, and asked him how many miles does he drive. He told me he drove 135,000K miles last year covering most of the 48 and probably going to do a little more this year.

Today, when I drove that mile to work, I caught that redlight again, but this time it gave me a purpose to stand still. To sit there and think about my father, who logged in over 135Thousand MILES last year. I didnt want that light to turn green. ~

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Baseball, Apple Pie and "TRUCKERS"...

The 3 key ingredents to the Red, White and Blue. The structure that keeps AMERICA rolling. I dedicate this to my father, who drives 18 out of SaltLake, 365 a year.

You have got to appreciate the workforce behind the big rig. The strength it takes to keep it rolling all year round! Now with modern technology, I can virtually jump on board and share his journeys throughout America everyday- and JOURNEYS they are!

Salt Lake City one day, a fly by through Johnson County the next, 3 days later some small town in Virginia.... that takes me 15 minutes to find on my google map. Its the Ultimate road trip, ......... the one that never ends.

After keeping track of his miles for 3 week on the virtual maps, I told him I needed a little break from the computer. I was drained. He laughed at me and said, "Son, call me when you get back."

This is my Father, the one that makes every mile count, and looks forward to the next. It doesnt matter what time it is, all I want to say, " I'm proud of you, man !" Keep them 18 rollin <>

Thursday, February 15, 2007

To all the women truckers...

I just want to say to all the ladies out there driving 18...y'all rock! I gotta tell ya, I have so much respect for you and what you do. I don't know that I could do it. Thank you for your determination and your drive! Every time I see a female trucker on the road I think..."now that's cool!" Be safe out there and be blessed!


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Let's get Started

OK, let's get your top 3 things that would make your life as a trucker better....