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I recently crossed paths with Jake Leibold (25) of Lawler, Iowa, and this young trucker is doing it right!  The son of a farmer, after Jake started trucking, he was immediately hooked.  Today, trucking hard, dragging a cattle pot all around the Midwest, Jake is doing his best not to waste these early years, developing
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Some trucks in the industry are popular for their color scheme or their complete look at a show, but for Wade LaLone, owner of a white W900 called Foolish Pleasure, it is not only the look, but the black smoke and endless power that the truck brings to the table.  I met Wade for the
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It is an amazing fact how much advice there is about love.  Of course, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air.  With healthy relationships, you know your mate well enough, so you are ready to enjoy the day.  If your relationship is new, then it might be more difficult.  Most times
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Happy New Year is 30 days behind us now, and the bills from Christmas are rollin’ in faster than a large car on their way to a truck show.  Everyone has their hand out, and my wallet is running low.  Can someone “Show me the money!”  It’s a new year and I found the perfect
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This month’s creation was built for Phil Miller of Phil Miller Livestock Transportation, LLC.  Phil is not only a west coast legend, but also a former 10-4 Magazine cover feature trucker (March 2015).  Married to his “cow truckin” wife Faren since August 2020, they met while cow truckin’ and just started talking.  One thing led
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I recently made a fun pit stop on my way to make a delivery in Oregon at The Jerry Porter Memorial Truck Show in Orland, CA.  Put on by the Northern California Chapter of the ATHS, the event was held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, in the gravel lot in front of Porter’s Welding Service,
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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Claudia Rodriguez as its February 2021 Member of the Month.  She is a wellness coach for Rolling Strong.  Rodriguez has been in the wellness industry for over twelve years.  Prior to joining Rolling Strong a year and a half ago, she had an online health products store. 
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Life has a funny way of taking us on different paths that seem to go away from what our original thoughts were.  The right path, though, the one we wholeheartedly believe we should be on, tends to appear in front of us not on our time, but at the right time.  This is a story
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It’s winter again and our part of the country (Pennsylvania) has seen no shortage of snow so far this year.  When the season is over, we often find lasting damage in the form of corrosion on the cab floor of many trucks.  Calcium chloride and magnesium chloride are great at melting ice, but they accelerate
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It takes a lot of drive to succeed in trucking today – especially at a young age.  At just 28 years old, Wade Riffey of Wonewoc, WI has already done a lot in his life.  Having lived on his own in four different states and worked full-time since he was 15 years old, Wade has
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