Breakdown in Tucson

The Camshaft is wore out

I’m in Tucson, AZ for a few days while my truck is getting a new camshaft installed. I started hearing a noise from the engine that sorta sounded like something thumping, or knocking in a weird way. As I continued heading to LA from Florida, it became more apparent that I had a problem that needed to get checked. So on Monday morning I stopped at the Volvo truck shop in Tucson, AZ. They diagnosed a cam had worn down on #2 cylinder’s exhaust rocker. The repair estimate is $5540, and that is a big set back.  Fortunately I did not have to get the load I’m under repowered, and the load I had booked back to Nashville is still mine to pick up.

The Long Haul Life Podcast – Episode 6

Family Life While on the Road

I’m joined by my family in this episode, and we talk about the ups and downs of family life while I earn my living over the road.  You will hear my wife and three daughters talk about what it’s like for them.  So join us in our conversation.  In a nut shell – it sucks.  But the job does give me the income I want, and it fits me well.  That’s why I do it.

My Home Away from Home

When gone for long periods, it’s nice to have a home with you along the way

Being on the road away from home for long periods of time can really suck. Fortunately for me I have a pretty nice home on wheels that I live in throughout my travels.  It is a 2012 Volvo 780. It’s an eighteen wheeler, in case you were wondering.  So while I’m hauling freight all over this beautiful nation, my home away from home, and my bed, is with me on every mile I cover. At any time I want, everything I need is with me – except a shower. Yes, I have a toilet in the truck, and it’s a lifesaver at times!

The Long Haul Life Podcast – Episode 3

Sharing the Road

In this episode I catch up with you on all that’s been going on since the last episode, which really was a long time ago.  The main topic in this one is about sharing the road with each other.  A few insights on what affects the way we drive, from regulations to the laws of physics (in other words – weight).  Listen in and maybe we can help each other while we share the road together.

The Long Haul Life Podcast Episode 2

A Quick Update

A quick update on the Long Haul Life Podcast – it’s not over!  It’s been a busy 4th quarter for 2017.  I do apologize that there hasn’t been a new podcast in quite some time.  There will be a lot of new content coming in 2018.  I will get podcasts out on a regular schedule.  Plus, I have plans for video content on YouTube!  That’s where I hope to convey what life on the road is like.

I’m looking forward to all that 2018 is going to bring!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!