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Big Red Truck - getting unloaded early in the morning.. this is one of the reasons some people dislike running refrigerated freight & food products. A lot of the delivery times are early in the morning.. like 2am or 3am or 5am in the mornings.. and it’s also a lot of night running to make these appointment times which some drivers hate driving at night.. I still laugh at friends who won’t drive at night lol.. as I’m the complete opposite and prefer to drive at night.. #trucking #truckersjourney #trucklife #truckinglife #transportation #peterbilt #bigtruck #semi #redtruck #lifeontheroad #logistics #earlymorning #california #westcoast #cali #inmotion

Rear View - the climb, somewhere in the sunny southwest.. #trucking #truckersjourney #transportation #truckinglife #truckdriver #trucklife #roadlife #journey #southwest #westcoast #lifeontheroad #logistics #overtheroad #inmotion #places #america #hill #highway #clouds

55mph for trucks in California.. Some people hate it, others don’t mind it.. me, I don’t mind it.. Gives me a chance to relax even. I remember when Ohio was a 55mph state for trucks & they’d pull you for running 57 or 58 at times. Not all the time but often enough where some troopers we’re that strict. I’ve gotten pulled in Ohio at that time for running 58 so I’m speaking from experience.. The crazy part about it then was the tickets didn’t go on your license, they just wanted the money.. Ohio has since changed and it’s one speed limit for everyone now.. But I remember during that time, many drivers hated running across Ohio. The split speed limits have always been a concern amongst drivers, the industry & citizens even.. In states where truck speeds are 55 but car speed limits are 65 or 70, it can cause all types of chaos on the highways.. So when you’re driving your car and wondering why trucks are going so slow in some states, pay attention to the speed limit signs because it just may be a “split speed limit” state between cars & commercial vehicles.. #trucking #truckersjourney #roadlife #truckingindustry #truckdriver #speedlimit #otr #overtheroad #america #truckinglife #lifeontheroad

Remember to turn on your lights💡🔦 when driving at night😳 lol.. This is s public service announcement from me to you.. You’re seeing what I see in the side view mirror of a car driving down the highway like everything is normal with no lights.. Remember, it’s your duty as s CDL holder & driver to not only watch out for yourself, but to also to watch out for other motorists on the roadways.. #trucking #truckersjourney #trucklife #truckdriver #roadlife #truckinglife #transportation #journey #inmotion #logistics #lifeontheroad #california #cali #westcoast #nolights #nightlife #highway #rearview

Always double check the securement of your load, especially your binders & chains on equipment like this and flatbed freight.. For some reason, freight you can see while going down the highway in your mirrors tends to be taken a little more serious lol.. #trucking #truckersjourney #transportation #truckinglife #roadlife #journey #inmotion #logistics #lifeontheroad #tractor #bigtruck #trailer #semi #18wheeler #truckdriver

The Rail Yard and Los Angeles skyline in the background.. Lots of logistics & transportation happening in and out of this area.. #trucking #truckersjourney #transportation #logistics #roadlife #truckinglife #truckdriver #trucklife #journey #inmotion #losangeles #california #cali #westcoast #clouds #railyard

Nothing - well that’s what the sign says.. lol literally.. some parts of the southwest is vacant, but that’s the beauty of it.. just make sure you have fuel in your tanks & checked your tires and oil and fluids.. you don’t want a breakdown in some of these parts… #trucking #truckersjourney #transportation #truckinglife #truckdriver #roadlife #journey #inmotion #southwest #westcoast #logistics #lifeontheroad #arizona #places #nothing

MercedesBenz Future Truck 2025- these self driving trucks are a reality whether people want to believe it or not.. I sat down & watched the IAA Press Evening World Premiere & have to say it’s pretty wild! The technology is Highway AutoPilot and its pretty crazy. It handles all scenarios, traffic, pedestrians, stationary & no stationary objects, weather, can handle and share vehicle to vehicle information & sign information, meaning if a truck is ahead in a curve that’s stopped or slowed down it will relay the information to the other trucks automatically. I tweeted the link on my Twitter account if anyone is interested in seeing the conference & hearing the engineer speak. The future of trucking of trucking is evolving right before your eyes…. #trucking #truckersjourney #roadlife #journey #future #truckinglife #truckdrivers #bigtruck #semi #18wheeler

Transportation Logistics - bringing products of all types in from various places and trucking companies.. It gets sorted & loaded on other trailers, then delivered to a location near you.. The continuous cycle that usually goes uninterrupted and when it does get interrupted… you will know.. #trucking #truckersjourney #truckinglife #transportation #logistics #roadlife #journey #inmotion #truckdriver #trailer #westcoast #california #lifeontheroad #otr #overtheroad

I’ve seen these west coast hills break some of the best down.. the difference in east coast mountains/ grades & west coast mountains/ grades to me are the actual length of the grades.. east coast tend to be shorter and sometimes steeper.. the west coast can be steep and/or long grades, like 15 miles or more for example down hill or up hill depending on your direction.. Now on the surface this isn’t bad, until you’re in the grade, underestimated the grade and trying to slow it down.. The climb can be equally tough when maxed out with weight for a 20 mile uphill climb.. Making sure your trucks fluid levels and belts are good to go can help save you all types of headaches out this way.. #trucking #truckersjourney #trucklife #transportation #truckinglife #roadlife #journey #inmotion #lifeontheroad #overtheroad #westcoast #california #cali #hill #highway

Looks like puppet masters at Arrow Trucking are having to face the music after all. This was crazy when it happened. The collapse of Arrow Trucking Co. just days before Christmas five years ago left truckers across the country stranded without pay or a way to purchase fuel. Pielsticker who formerly led Arrow Trucking Co. suspended operations Dec. 22, 2009, stranding drivers and freight around the country without fuel or means to return home.. Former Arrow Trucking Co. CEO James Douglas Pielsticker has been indicted on bank and tax fraud charges and his former CFO has pled guilty, records show.

Federal prosecutors unsealed a 23-count indictment in a Dallas courtroom Friday naming Pielsticker, 46, as part of a $24 million conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and a Utah bank. The indictment charges Pielsticker with 23 counts including bank fraud, tax fraud and tax evasion. Records indicate the money helped fund Pielsticker’s lavish lifestyle, including Bentley and Maserati automobiles, jewelry and to pay for his wedding. He faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million on each of the 15 bank fraud counts and up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the tax fraud counts….

“(W)e couldn’t pay our bills,” said Gary Jones in a deposition — a former Arrow chief operating officer who joined the company at Christmas 2008 and within weeks came to realize the severity of the financial woes. “Every day, every day, couldn’t get trucks out of the shop. We couldn’t buy parts. We couldn’t buy tires. We couldn’t buy fuel. We couldn’t buy nothing.”
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You’ll see food trucks in some areas depending on where you’re delivering or picking up.. especially around grocery store distribution centers or industrial parks.. some of these food trucks will send you straight to the bathroom or hospital, while others are nothing less than a restaurant on wheels.. some will cook to order on the spot & I’ve ran across some food trucks that offer custom foods.. like one I came across once was a pizza truck that had a brick oven on the inside and the pizza was insanely good.. #trucking #truckersjourney #roadlife #journey #foodtruck #truckinglife #roadlife #truckinglife #bigtruck #semi #transportation #logistics #lifeontheroad #trucklife #earlymorning

Always Be Sure to PreTrip - this driver will wake up and find themselves in a dilemma, especially with this airline issue. This is where mechanical knowledge comes into play and knowing how to change your own airlines and keeping a spare set of airlines on your truck will save you time and headaches.. These plastic airlines will wear out and crack over time, and personally I’ve never liked this style of airlines.. The constant turning, pulling and tugging on these airlines can cause this to happen over time. You just don’t want this happening while going down the highway at full speed and all of a sudden this happens and your brakes lock up.. sometimes those “dual tire black skid marks” all over the highway leading to the shoulder of the road are results of this.. When this guy wakes up, and decided not to do a pretrip, buzzers and alarms will be going off until he steps outside and look lol.. #trucking #truckersjourney #trucklife #truckinglife #roadlife #journey #lifeontheroad #bigtruck #semi #18wheeler #roadlife #overtheroad #semi

" we do not like these eye sores in our city" … A note left on a drivers truck in Coon Rapids Minnesota about parking trucks in their town or city. This should raise an eyebrow & unite drivers even more in standing up for ourselves & our industry but unfortunately in sure it won’t. The right thing to do is stop all truck traffic from entering their town or city and allow them to purchase their food & gas from the town next to them since they don’t like trucks in their space. This type of behavior & feelings toward us as drivers are felt daily in this industry. And nothing will change or start to change until we stand up for ourselves & stand up for the industry that supports us & our families and every other citizen that benefits off trucks delivering them their goods. #trucking #truckersjourney #lifeontheroad #overtheroad #roadlife #truckinglife #journey #bigtruck #coonrapids #minnesota #america #hatetruckers

Depending on what kind running or trucking you’re doing, not every location you pickup or drop off will have a loading dock. Sometimes you have to squeeze in these small parking lots & watch the frustration of customers trying to get in, go shopping & leave.. But they don’t mind when they see some of their favorite goodies being dropped off.. #trucking #truckersjourney #truckinglife #roadlife #bigtruck #semi #18wheeler #EastLA #california #losangeles #america