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Crazy Lucky

We had decided not to commit to a dedicated run for Christmas this year because the normal spot market rates had jumped through the roof and the contract rates had not gone up enough.    That plan lasted a whole … Continue reading

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2016 At Least Ended Well

OK, a lot has happened since my last post.  We ran some really cool loads and had some great experiences.  First, we went to “Desert Trip” which was definitely the concert event of the century.  The festival was at the … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer

We have actually been working for the last few weeks.  Lots of play days mixed in of course.  A few weeks ago we had a load to Colorado that just happened to deliver on the same weekend as the Colorado … Continue reading

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Our New(er) Volvo

OK, so Ed is doing very well.  Now lets talk about replacing our truck.  After all the waiting on the insurance company we finally got the check and I could get serious about buying a damn truck.  I had found a … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye Is Hard

Well, the insurance company totaled our truck.  The damage to the sleeper is really expensive to fix and it pushed the bill over the edge.  So I had to get to Denver to pick up our trailer and empty all … Continue reading

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Ready For a Change….

In the weather but more importantly, in this market.  Making smart decisions has never been more important.  Avoiding the winter weather has been part of the plan but adjusting to current market conditions has been the biggest change.  Rates just … Continue reading

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Still Alive and Kicking

It has been a while. This year has been a very difficult year in trucking.  The economy, to put it bluntly, sucks.  Anne and I are doing fine and have survived this very down market.  As an example, last year … Continue reading

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