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Post #37 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, October 10, 2017

Days away from home - 42   

States visited this week – TX, NM, AZ, CA

Miles driven since leaving home – 18,207     

Week –  September 23rd – 30th

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Post #36 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, October 3, 2017

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How to Improve the Environment for Garbage Trucks

Written by Lucas Gulino, September 29, 2017

In a world where we are more and more “connected,” technology plays a major role in the working environment. Do you remember when we were introduced to the “internet” for the first time? This novelty was not so long ago; it has only been about twenty-three years! It’s the same for the trucking industry! New advances in truck equipment happen every day and these innovations change the work environment for garbage trucks and drivers’ safety.

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Post #35 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, September 27, 2017

 

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How to be Healthy on the Road and Handle Stress

Written by Boel Haglund, September 25, 2017

Long haul truck drivers face many risks while working in today’s fast paced environment. While some might consider the chances of being in an accident the most pressing danger to a driver, there are several other risk factors to consider. Lifestyle-related illnesses due to poor diet and reduced exercise are a problem in the industry and it´s not hard to understand why. Living healthy on the road is challenging. Drivers travel long distances which may require time away from home for long periods and the work in itself doesn’t always provide an opportunity for physical activity. However, eating healthy and staying fit is as important for drivers as it is for the rest of us in society.

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Post #34 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, September 19, 2017

 

Days away from home - 22   

States visited this week – TX, AR, NM, SC, NC, GA, TN, IL, AL, MS

Miles driven since leaving home – 8,853 Miles       

Week – September 2nd – September 9th

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Spec’ing Fire Apparatus to Serve your Community

Written by Maritza Hernandez, September 14, 2017

Everyone loves a parade! Especially, a Fire Truck Parade! Lights & Sirens!

However, when writing the specifications for fire apparatus there are some things more important than looks. Two important factors when preparing to purchase a new fire truck is the vehicles’ function and the terrain in its “operating environment.” Not taking into account function and terrain could lead to ownership of a great looking truck that falls short of the end users expectations.

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Post #33 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, September 12, 2017

 

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Keeping the wheels turning: Today’s Truck Technology

Written by Leonard D'Orlando, September 7, 2017

Through major advances in technology, the trucks of today have surpassed the trucks of yesterday in terms of efficiency and safety. Today, not only can fleet owners and mechanics track the location of their trucks, they are also able to get real time diagnostic data while the truck is on the road. The drivers of these trucks also benefit from new advances in technology accomplishing the majority of their work from the safety and security of the cab.

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Post #32 - Living large in 8 Ft2 with Bob and Linda Caffee

Written by Linda Caffee, September 5, 2017

 

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