While I was pumping fuel into the truck this evening I did my customary walk around kicking tires and checking lights. It’s a rare occasion when I actually find something wrong. As luck would have it, I found that I had myself an extremely low tire. Actually, it wasn’t flat, it was leaking air. Rather […]
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 […]
Apparently there is a reason why we have weight restrictions on bridges. – image borrowed from my Facebook news feed
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.
In my travels as a truck driver I am privileged to see many interesting things along the way. Sunday evening was week was no exception, I found something extraordinary on my route South of Manitowoc, WI on I-43. Sticking up very high into the nights sky was a huge American Flag fluttering on the cool […]
After getting rained out on Monday evening with a load of fertilizer on the trailer and sitting on hold/standby all day on Tuesday my boots are finally back in the dirt. Monday evenings load has been unloaded and I’m back in line to load another .
We spent most of the day under threat of rain and constantly checking the radar screen on the phone. My floater operator received the call to put us on hold at the field before we had even arrived. This was a 150 acres using a total of 107,000 pounds of fertilizer. As such this wasn’t […]
Sometimes there are spots that appear, from the drivers seat, like it’s going to be impossible to safely drive out of. I have yet to find a spot that I’ve backed in to that couldn’t be driven out of.