• Zoom….

    Around the end of May 2022, I was sitting at Rinchem in Hillsboro, OR and all of a sudden I hear a deafening noise outside. I look out my truck window and realize that I’m hearing something that I am very familiar with. It’s the sound of freedom in the form of fighter jets! Hillsboro…


  • Something to THINK About

    I would love to give credit to the original writer for this statement, yet I have no idea who it is. Anyway, it is not my statement, but I felt that it is something I should post… The average OTR driver is asked to stay out 14 days for 2 days off at home, with…


  • Being A Truck Driver – My Personal Thoughts

    2022 June 9th I have been a long haul truck driver for almost 19 years. I’ve had better jobs, but none that has taken care of my family better than driving a truck. My current company is one that I hope to stay with and retire from. I can not tell you much I appreciate…


  • Bad Communication Means Lots of Waiting

    I don’t want to be a MUSHROOM! Always in the dark, and fed a lot of crap!


  • Video Entertainment on the Road

    There are so many choices for entertainment on the road now a days that I really won’t go into them. I will say that I have been a subscriber of Hulu Live for a little while and found it to be very, very good! So good that we got rid of our satellite TV and…


  • New iPads from Apple

    iPad Air Apple closed the Apple store web site and when it reopened Apple had added two new iPads. A 10.5” iPad Air with bumped up specs. It is what used to be called an iPad Pro 10.5”. iPad Mini The other iPad is an iPad Mini with bumped up specs, and, like the new…


  • The Stupidity of Some People’s Driving Habits

    I was driving west on I-40 near Wheatley, AR and a driver was driving in the passing lane. A lot of drivers believe (falsely) that it is also a travel lane (it is NOT). So, I’m doing about 72 MPH in the travel lane (right lane) and I’m approaching this car on the right. I…


  • Why I Hate Holidays

    Paul Turner, 3 July 2018 Years ago, I loved the holidays. Now, I hate them. I love spending time with my family. Holidays allow all of us to have that extra time with them. I’m not sure my family really knows how much I love spending time with them during the holidays, but I really…


  • Headed to Salt Lake City

    North Western New Mexico I'm traveling to Salt Lake City and I decided to take a little different route. Instead of going north at Albuquerque and traveling along US-550, I decided to go to Gallup and head north on US-491. The roads on US-491 are not in as good a shape as US-550, so I'm…


  • Trucking Records

    How do you keep up with the information you have to turn in for a trip??? As a long haul truck driver, I have a lot of information that I have to keep up with for each trip I make. Some of the info is the number of miles I travel in each state, the…