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Author Archives: brightize

Trash: A Black Eye on the Trucking Industry

Trash:  A Black Eye on the Trucking Industry I have not written any content yet, and I’ve already changed the title of this post half a dozen times.  If I rub a few people the wrong way…I’m not sure I apologize.  Send me an email.  I’d be happy to respectfully hear you out. As a … Continue reading »

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14 Reasons to Date a Truck Driver*

14 Reasons to Date a Truck Driver* Let’s face it folks.  We don’t live an easy life.  If you actually spell it out, the life and job description of a truck driver goes a little like this:  a) You will live in your car.  b) You will work 14 hour days/60 or so hours per week.  … Continue reading »

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Road Closed

Road Closed Here I sit.  I’ve been sitting at Shoemaker’s Truck Stop, I-80 Exit 395 near Lincoln, NE, for about 18 hours.  I-80 westbound is closed across most if not all of the state.  It’s not the end of the world…even though the Mayan calendar says tomorrow may be.  As I sit here trying to … Continue reading »

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In God We Trust

In God We Trust I think most everyone can recognize the words In God We Trust from United States currency.  So, what do they mean?  Well, in 1956 Congress passed and President Eisenhower approved a resolution declaring In God We Trust be declared the national motto of the United States of America.  The phrase itself … Continue reading »

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What’s your impression?

What’s your impression? I’ve mentioned before as to my background being in sales.  Selling is in my blood.  Always will be.  A large part of successful selling is making a favorable first impression and consequently being viewed as likable by the other party. As we traverse the country, we are making impressions on virtually everybody … Continue reading »

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OIL!

A few days ago I woke up in oil country.  Williston, ND does not look the same as it did the last time I was there, circa 2004.  Henry Bakken and his brother Harry are credited for the first well in what is now known as the Bakken Shale Formation way back in the 1951 near Tioga, … Continue reading »

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In the beginning…

I suppose in order to be a blogger, I probably need to start blogging.  I have lots of sage wisdom and cool stories to share.  Let’s kick this site off by directing you to my About Big Road Blog page.  That’s a good starting point.  Thanks for reading!! Remember…keep the rubber down and the antennas … Continue reading »

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