Trucker Mama: Her One Year Anniversary With Celadon

Today, marks the one year anniversary of Trucker Mama. Appropriately, the paper anniversary.  Modern day interpretation: a clock or timepiece. It has been quite a year.  From where I write in Indiana, to across the country, to across the world, much has happened in the past 12 months.  Lives have been lost and new life […]

Trucker Mama – Sleep Apnea and Truck Drivers

Much has been discussed in the past two years related to obstructive sleep apnea and truck drivers. Sleep apnea occurs when you stop and start breathing during sleep.  If you snore loudly and wake up after a full sleep still tired, you may be suffering from this disruptive sleep condition. Some of us are more […]

Trucker Mama – Rio 2016: An Olympic Affair

My first Olympic memory is Mary Lou Retton winning gold for the US.  She was recovering from an injury and managed to get TWO perfect 10s.  She is still the only American to win the gold in the gymnastics all-around.  Bela Karolyi became a name that even a 6-year-old in rural Indiana knew.  I never […]

Trucker Mama: Best Burgers On the Road

Grilling season is well under way.  Of course, for the die-hard grillers among us, it has no season. No one should be denied this flame-grilled, lines-on-the-burger, slight-char-taste, pleasure of summer. Let’s explore some of the top options to be found on the open road. Fast Food Possibilities: ·         Five Guys is a top favorite on […]

Trucker Mama: Happy Birthday, America

Land that I love. Stand up next to you and defend her still today. Through the rockets’ red glare. My country ‘tis of thee. And to the Republic for which it stands. Courtesy of the red, white and blue. Happy birthday to you, dear America! As I pen this week’s edition, I can still hear […]

Trucker Mama: Truck Stops 101

The first thing I learned in researching truck stops is that they are much more than a “stop” today.  On a drive of any length, one discovers travel plazas and centers.  Originally built for drivers moving 18 wheelers coast-to-coast, but now a popular stop for any traveler. In recent work travels, I visited the iconic […]

Trucker Mama: Keeping Cool On the Road

I am penning this week’s edition from Austin, Texas. My hot is their spring. It is HOT with a capital HOT. No matter where you are traveling on the continent, summer has arrived. The best part about a traveling job can be the weather. The worst part about a traveling job can be the weather. I […]

Trucker Mama: Memorial Day in America

All gave some.  Some gave all. I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. Patriotism expressed in famous words.  This weekend we celebrate it in action. We observe Memorial Day.  We celebrate […]

Trucker Mama: Race Weekend in Indianapolis

This weekly piece is penned from the Hoosier state.  In Indiana, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is upon us. It is the greatest spectacle in racing and one of the longest-standing sporting events in the history of time. The world has grown by 5 billion people. Stamps cost 20 times more. The Titanic […]