As Dr Seuss says oh the things you will see

Well my freinds this is a crazy and screwed up world we live in . And as i spend my working life as a long haul driver i get to see a side of the world most of you cant see. I see all the citys in North America from the back side. Not the pretty side you see on tv but the real city hiding in the back streets and industrial parks. The true underbelly of the place what i like to call the swub. That means the soft white underbelly. So come along and see our world and the many characters that are hiding in plain site on your highways and roads. my fellow drivers and the supporting staff that keeps them going.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Well here it is the new truck

Well here she is. Isn't she sexy? Well for a twenty four thousand pound Gal she is not bad. Lets hope she is a good truck who likes to work. Only time will tell until then i get the smell of new truck and that's nice. Speaking of smells why don't they make a bacon air freshener? Mmmmmm bacon.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Busy playing mechanic

Well the new truck has in deed arrived. And the move in process is now over. You would not believe how much one person can cram into a truck. It my Friends is mind Blowing. But the as yet unnamed truck is looking like home. I have done more mechanical work than driving the last week. I get to decommission an older truck that is leaving the fleet. So its a lot of cutting rusty bolts with a cutting torch (fun) the flames and sparks are impressive. And I've only set my self on fire once. For me that's not bad though I have lost most of the skin on my knuckles. My boss may want to send me driving before i burn the shop down or bleed to death.
Well I did get to deliver a load into Port Coquitlam and I was untarping at the customer when I realized there was a prison right next the lot. Some inmates where in the exercise yard looking at me funny and then I realized we where  wearing the same coveralls . A really bright orange they must have thought why would he break out and then untarp a truck. they soon got bored with wondering and started doing cat calls. It felt like I was a woman at a construction site. It was a little creepy put then what the hell at my age I will take the compliment. especially when there is a twenty foot fence between us.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Heading to Seattle Wa. to pick up a new truck

The early Christmas has arrived. Tomorrow I am picking up the new truck. And I am excited.
The smell of a new truck is great. I just hope she is  good tempered as I will have to spend
the next two or three years with her. Yes trucks have personality's just like people. Yeah weird I know but true. Some are happy to work and some are shop Queens who are always breaking down.
And yes all trucks are female. Do you think drivers want to spend all their time with a boy truck?
Well maybe the lady drivers have male trucks. They must be built at a different factory.
Well i am off to sleep and dream of shiny chrome and new vinyl. And a seat without ass marks.

Winter is on the way! Run and hide


It's winter in Canada ! And the gentle breezes blow's

Seventy miles an hour

At thirty-five below.

Oh, how I love Canada

When the snow's up to your butt

You take a breath of winter

And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful

So I guess I'll hang around

I could never leave Canada

(I'm frozen to the friggin' ground!)