Entries by Brad Penner

October 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]

September 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]

New Truck. New Issues.

Once a driver has been with the company for a while and demonstrated that they are safe and productive they are likely to be assigned to a brand new truck. While there’s a lot to be said for that new truck smell and a feeling of ‘starting off fresh’, we as drivers can’t just assume all is well and not pay attention to its overall condition. In my previous career […]

Keeping an Ear to the Ground with A CB Radio

Most of us who were alive back in the 1970s still remember the nationwide 55 MPH speed limits. Back then most everyone had a CB radio, regardless of what type of vehicle they were driving. In a sense, that was the ‘social media’ of the day. Why have a CB? To this day, many old school truckers like myself still understand the importance of keeping an ear to the ground […]

August 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]

Don’t Take Your Mess To The Shop!

As we all know, our trucks—just like any other vehicle—need periodic preventive maintenance and repairs. As drivers, we can take a few simple steps to help the process. A shop technician usually just needs to move the truck from the yard to the bay before doing most of the work under the hood and along the chassis itself. But there are times when they may need to remove a dash panel […]

Time to prepare for winter

Winter is approaching. Parts of the mountain west region even had snow this week! Now is a great time to get prepared for the inevitable season of snow, ice, wind and cold. As I write this it is still warm outside. Of course at some point we will need to dig out our winter gear and be sure it’s usable and ready to go. Don’t be caught by surprise. Get […]

Training: Keep an Open Mind!

Whether a driver is just beginning a career or has limited experience, spending time on the road with a veteran driver/trainer has its benefits. Given the fact that none of us were born with full knowledge of any trade or occupation it’s obvious that we need to take time to learn from a seasoned veteran—a driver who has real world knowledge to share and can set a good example to […]

July 2019 Drivers of the Month

Congratulations to all of the drivers below for being selected driver of the month for their respective terminal. Many elements are considered by the individual fleet managers in their selection for Driver of the Month. Safety, mileage, attitude, and appearance are among the key traits of a true professional and a driver who takes a great deal of pride in their work. The qualities you exhibit on the road are […]