Blowing a hydraulic hose on a food grade trailer happens on extreme rare occasion. The key to handling this is to know exactly what to do to get things immediately shut down before the mess gets too large. As luck would have it on Thursday, the truck that had unloaded before I did was still […]
It’d been several years since I’d stopped at the Iowa 80 TA Truck Stop. If you are not aware of this particular truck stop you may wish to look it up. This is the world’s largest truck stop as well as the world’s largest chrome shop. If there’s a piece of chrome or a set […]
Sometimes we should be more thankful for the things that don’t happen during the year.
One of my favorite methods to reduce stress and attempt to lower my blood pressure (no medical evidence to prove effectiveness) is to take the time enjoy every sunrise and sunset that I can. No matter how many negative things may be happening in my life, I try to recognize and appreciate the beauty created […]
Just use that roll over protection system! It will save your life if you happen to be Unfortunately enough to flip on your lid. – image borrowed from my Facebook news feed
Apparently there is a reason why we have weight restrictions on bridges. – image borrowed from my Facebook news feed
About all that can be said is “oops!” Suspension system airbags take a beating all day. Every now and then one will simply give up and blowout. This perticular one was on the front drive axle of my dump truck until it suffered a catastrophic failure.
During the month of November the North Shore of Lake Superior can and often does become a very hostile environment. As winter approaches the weather starts to cool and the storms begin to build. My family has begun a new tradition of visiting the North Shore close to Thanksgiving. This late season trip is the […]
Today in South Central Minnesota the weather can only be described as perfect duck hunting weather. That is to say it’s completely overcast, cold and rainy. This type of duck hunting weather is not conducive to bituminous asphalt paving. However, occasionally that’s exactly what is expected of a construction dump truck driver. Today we had […]
My 2018 fall fertilizer season was extremely short. Actually, I only worked one day covering for a coworker that wanted to go deer hunting. His hunt was unproductive and my hauling fertilizer was cut short due to rain and muddy field conditions.