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What’s In Your Garden?

I don't want my friends in the supply chain to think I have lost confidence in their ability to deliver fresh food. I haven't. However, back in the spring when all this mess descended, we thought that it was a good year to put a little more of our back yard into growing our own produce. So now our garden is abundant with tomatoes, melons, butternut squash, basil, jalapenos, anaheim chiles and more. What's growing in your garden this...
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This Truckin’ Life

What is all that paper for, anyway? I am honored to have the opportunity to chat with Ashley Schmidt and Alison Wickman of Freightweb's "This Truckin' Life" podcast about my two favorite subjects; technology and crash management. Ashley was surprised to find out that I have done my share of driving and together we wondered why it takes trucking so long to adopt new technology. Please enjoy listening on your favorite podcast channel. Read more

Please Feed The Truckers

Dear Friends, These are strange days indeed, aren’t they? While most of the nation has come to a grinding halt, the backbone of our economy seems to have remained strong, at least for now. While the rest of us are holed up in our homes, America’s drivers remain on the road, risking their health and safety to bring us our daily bread. Even in the best of times, truckers face the hardship of living on the road with limited facilities for basic human needs; sleep, food and hygiene. Today, sit-down...
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Please Feed The Truckers.

I find it outrageous that hard-working truckers can't get a meal on the road.  Everyone else gets to go through the drive-through, but the big-rig just won't fit.  And the drive-throughs don't allow walk-up service. Please feed these folks.  They are busting ass to bring you the goods.

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THANK YOU TRUCKERS!

While the rest of us are hunkered down in our homes, millions of drivers remain on the road.  Virus or not, we still need food, fuel and medicine.  The crops still need to be harvested and delivered.  The truckers are still out there, away from their homes and families, making it happen for us.

THANK YOU TRUCKERS!

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The Other Big Brother

I hear the term “Big Brother” a lot lately, most often referring to technology in transportation. Telematics, ELDs and in-cab-cameras all carry the Big Brother stigma in the malevolent, overbearing and Orwellian sense of the word. I saw it most recently in the Insurance Journal article outlining the struggle for the commercial auto insurance segment to become profitable. The piece by Andrea Wells makes several references to technology as Big Brother, the all knowing, all seeing eye. The notion...
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