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Most of us who have been on the big road for any time at all will know what it''s like to be sick with nobody to take care of us. It''s a very depressing time and has happened to me on more than one occasion. Getting the Flu or even a simple cold can leave you feeling low; for me suffering a Gall Bladder failure had to be the worst although a Kidney Stone wasn't much fun I can tell you.

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With technology gaining ground every day we are seeing more computer systems included in vehicles than ever before.  It's kinda obvious that this would happen after all, when Dunlop invented pneumatic tires their inclusion in every kind of vehicle imaginable would follow.  Computer systems in four wheelers was an obvious step and now those bits of electronic genius are in Big Rigs too.

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As the integration of Truckload and Freight into XPO Logistics continues I have been seeing a high level of uncertainty within the Driver Force.

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Those who have been around CFI for a while will know that Ellen and I invite our Drivers, those stuck in Joplin for Thanksgiving, to our home for Thanksgiving dinner.  This is a very relaxed, buffet style Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.  We have Turkey, of course, Ham and Lamb which is my favorite.

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“And then it happens all at once and unexpectedly. That is how things happen, I suppose. You pack your bags and find yourself walking yourself home.”
    ― Shannon L. Alder

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Ellen and I have enjoyed the Flex Direct option offered by CFI for some years and have been successful in spending the entire account before the year's end every year during which we have been enrolled.  Every year until last year that is.

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I think I have mentioned before that I spent some time working in the Operations Department as a Fleet Manager and have already admitted that I was the worst Fleet Manager that the Company has every endured.

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This is an area I like to use for the occasional update of what Ellen and I are up to.

We run a dedicated lane between Laredo, Texas and Salem, Illinois with a break at the weekend at home in Joplin but hopefully it is still interesting even though we limit our travels.

Croc's Blog is a semi daily thing. Croc's Thoughts are designed to get him into trouble with someone, somewhere. Here's a list of some of the thoughts I have had.

I haven't heard of anything like this before so being notified today of the new pay package


When we first came to CFI we saw pictures of one of our trucks posted around the terminal in


All of us should know but we don't.  All of us should be aware but we are not.  Some of us are


After so many name changes I can understand why you might be dizzy.  I am completely muddled


Anyone who arrives at a Trucking Company for Orientation has come for only one reason.  Nobody


I remember a day not so long ago and not in a galaxy far, far away either.  We had to pay for


When I first learned of the Merger with XPO Logistics I was somewhat ticked off. Here we all


How well do we observe our surroundings? We all understand the "Five Points" we all think we