by Tim Ghianni
Things were looking up in Berlin as residents celebrated the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall with an enormously entertaining bit of street theater.
It was meant to be a joke, an attempt to calm the tension Curly Warren sensed from the passenger sitting behind him, but when Warren suggested he “put this thing down on a rockpile” next to a rushing Alaska river, I wasn’t laughing. The “thing” was his Piper Super Cub — a two-seat, 1,200-pound engine, frame and wings wrapped in paper-thin skin — which serves as Warren’s primary mode of transportation. Warren banked his little airplane hard, looked down at the gin-clear river below and spoke into the microphone against his lips.
If you look at most truckers, they are picking up a commodity and taking it wherever they’re going and that’s that. As a household mover, I deal with people’s lives and belongings on every trip. I’ve spoken at some customer service rep meetings at my company, Alexander’s Mobility Services, to get them to understand what […]
Except for physical damage that can wreck a rig in an instant, corrosion is the primary destroyer of trucks and trailers. Nowhere is this more apparent than in a truck’s electrical system. Progress has been dramatic in the past decade, but many truckers still find, as the TMC of American Trucking Associations reported in the 1990s and early 2000s, lighting and electrical problems are the greatest contributors to maintenance costs, in both dollars and numbers of incidents.