With autonomous trucks just around the corner, is hot shot trucking the future for truckers? Once again, I’m continuing to put the pieces together on this one. First it was the Colorado beer run with an empty driver’s seat. Now it’s Ohio wanting in on the action. Self Driving Trucks Hit Ohio is the article we used for the podcast.
Even Kevin Rutherford sees this one coming. He’s already adding freight broker training to his product line. He’ll have a plan for when the number of owner operators is about a tenth of today’s numbers.
Is Hot Shot Trucking The Future?
This topic came from a post I wrote titled Hot Shot Trucking, The Cost Of Entry. It’s worth a read whether you’re thinking of a semi or a pickup. Don and I will discuss the pros and cons of the most common types of hot shot trucking.
Proverb Of The Week
Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
Tips and Tricks
The Butterfly Bandage. The easy way to bandage up after a knuckle buster. All you need is a pocket knife and a band-aid. Simply make the cuts like the picture shows. These work great on finger tips and knuckles. And they’re considerably less expensive.
Avoid the temptation of making several of these in advance. You don’t want to violate the sterile environment of their packaging until the you absolutely need to open them.
Tools and Hacks
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From The Road
How about a 4 stroke engine with now cam shaft? You can do some cool stuff with this technology. Great article about it in Road and Track.
Dollar General class action suit for outdated motor oil. Find it yourself because I’m not giving a law firm a free link.
Toyota settles law suit on rusted frames. News.pickuptrucks.com
World’s Largest Nerf Gun
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Ever Wonder Why You’re Broke?
This article from Entrepreneur.com just may shed a little light on your problem.