An episode about driving a spotter truck was your idea, not mine. There are a few subcultures within the trucking industry that attract curiosity. Jobs like RV hauling, car transport and drive-away come to mind. I never really gave driving a spotter one of those types of jobs. Many of you have mentioned otherwise.
Driving A Spotter Truck and Where’s Waldo
Do you remember the Where’s Waldo books? You’d scan the pages, looking for the guy in the red and white hat and Buddy Holly glasses.
Trucking is a lot like Where’s Waldo, but now you’re trying to find him before he causes a wreck. Oh, and he’s not wearing the identifying shirt, hat and glasses. He’s driving a 4 wheeler, walking or riding a bike. Sometimes he’s that dock worker, wandering around where he shouldn’t be.
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Buck’s Top 3 Trucking News Stories
EPA backs off on glider kits – for now. OOIDA.com
FMCSA conducting split sleep study. Truckersnews.com
California raises fuel tax. Freightwaves.com
Dodge, NASCAR and Roadkill
We all know Dodge pulled out of NASCAR a couple years back. Their plan wasn’t an attempt to save money. It was an attempt to shift that budget to other venues. One of those venues was Hot Rod Magazine’s YouTube hit show, Roadkill. Did I mention what big fans of Roadkill Kris and I have become?
What’s a better investment? Plan A is 43 cars nearly identical, sans paint job, all turning left. Plan B is sponsoring events like Roadkill Nights, and hemi powered cars running 130 mph down Woodward Avenue. Both of these events draw thousands, but the Roadkill events are full of true auto enthusiasts.
This week’s word is ISLAND SPA. No hints here. You’ve got to catch the show.
Also, What’s up with Popular Mechanics and Family Handyman? I’m a little miffed at both of them.Share This: