Posts tagged #trucking

Episode 19: Port Truckers and Government Propaganda

JUNE 20, 2017

I came across a piece of garbage propaganda piece published recently in USA Today. It gives us the tales of woe of Port Truckers in LA and the lease agreements they are "forced" to operate under. But who is to blame? The drivers? The companies? I think someone is being left out of the equation. 

The article from USA Today can be found here

Posted on June 20, 2017 .

Episode 15: Electronic Logs Are NOT The Problem

MARCH 9, 2017

I'm back with an all new episode. It's time to address the real issue around our Hours of Service.

I think we've lost our minds. People seem to have lost all their good sense and ability to reason over this electronic log mandate. In this episode, I will tell you that we NEED the electronic log if we're going to be forced to operate under such an inefficient and archaic system. I've been using one for five years and you won't get it away from me.

Posted on March 9, 2017 .

Episode 13: All About Landstar

With co-host Dan Babbit. I get a lot of questions about Landstar. Now that I've been here two years, I feel a lot more confident about answering them. There's also a lot of misinformation out there about Landstar that needs to addressed. Whether or not you lease to Landstar is your own decision. I just want to provide ACCURATE information so that you can make your best decision.

We discuss and describe the freight network at Landstar, how the billing and payment works, and the pro and cons (in our opinion) of being leased to Landstar versus another company or having your own authority.

One thing I always tell people is, "If you succeed at Landstar, it's your fault. If you fail at Landstar, it's your fault."

Episode 12: What You Need to Know About Buying a Truck

In this episode I talk about the most important things you need to know about buying a truck and becoming an owner/operator.

It's all about attitude. In order to succeed, you have to first have an attitude of service. You put others' needs ahead of your own. 

The Steve Harvey video I talked about where he says you need to jump in order to be successful.

Posted on February 11, 2016 and filed under trucking.

Episode 11: The Ups and Downs of Being an Owner Operator

With Co-host Dan Babbit

In this episode we discuss the last month of my life and why I haven't posted a new episode lately. I suffered a catastrophic engine failure 4 days before Christmas. We discuss the financial and mechanical details involved in dealing with an event like this. I also tell the amazing story of how we were able to obtain the funding to cover the cost of a $24,000 engine.