If you ask a truck driver what they think about their dispatcher you will be amazed at the passion with which they dislike their dispatchers. I don’t want to use the word hate, but truckers often use it and dispatchers often get showered with colorful epithets and hear a lot of name calling. Truck drivers just don’t like dispatchers. Every driver out there has a bad story to tell.
Truckers always fight their dispatchers and in each other’s eyes the other ... Continue Reading →
Close your eyes.
Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are going for a walk to the nearby park.
You love taking long strolls in the park on a warm summer afternoon. You are thinking how much you like this park and it makes you sad that this is probably your last stroll because you are moving out of state.
Now your thoughts shift to the upcoming relocation. You are calm that everything has been arranged. You have a new ... Continue Reading →
Are you a responsible driver? I know you will say yes. Yet, the National Safety Board (NTSB) doesn’t think so. According to regularly releases stats, most drivers are distracted, which leads to accidents daily. This urges the NTSB to push for more safety features installed in each vehicle. If you check the Most Wanted List, you can learn more.
NTSB is mandating technology to make driving safer – technology features that will make decisions instead of you. ... Continue Reading →
Every profession requires certain qualities and strengths of character and we will all agree to that. When it comes to trucking though everybody thinks they can do it. What can it be so hard – it is just driving right? Well according to some statistics there are certain traits truckers should have in order to execute their duties. I believe though that with a little training and practice most people can manage to drive a semi truck.
Top truck drivers traits:
Reliable ... Continue Reading →
The simple answer to this question is – it depends. We have a few major factors affecting the cost to ship a car. Your car is one of your biggest investments and it is quite normal to take it with you when you relocate to a new place, or when, for example you go for a long vacation like the snowbirds do. When you need to ship your vehicle, the first thing you would want to know is what would ... Continue Reading →
The next step would be to find someone to teach you how to restore a classic vehicle. In this post, I will try to sum up a few tips I learned because I love classic cars and because I want to help my sister-in-law understand my brother. She is not complaining about the hours he spends upgrading his new car or restoring his old one, but the money he spends on his hobby.
Committing to classic cars restoration means passion has ... Continue Reading →
I can still remember our old Lada that was surely doing the job of moving us from one location to another but compared to my new car today, to me, the Lada does not imply a simpler life at all. Sure this is a matter of personal preference. So, let’s talk about the love for old cars (classics) and what makes us keep them and ship them whenever we relocate.
When I was a child, our Lada ... Continue Reading →
Road trippin’ with my two favorite allies
Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies
It’s time to leave this town
It’s time to steal away
Let’s go get lost
Anywhere in the U.S.A.
“Road Tripin” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hit the road Jack, but don’t get lost! You may think that it’s impossible to go astray since you have your smartphone and all kinds of apps to help you navigate the world. However, you should not ... Continue Reading →
Being prepared is always a good idea. However many of us often times get caught in the middle of an emergency totally disarmed. There are a few things you should have in your car when you hit the road, and in general.
Always try to have in your car the following items:
A flashlight (with an extra pair of batteries). Imagine yourself on a dark road with a car down! It will be hard to change a flat tire for example without ... Continue Reading →