Driving in teams: The Sleep Challenge

Driving in teams means that you are driving an highway truck with a co-driver. Each one drives while the other rest. That way, you can basically drives constantly (24/24 in Canada, 22 hours a day in the US). This makes it possible to do a round-trip from the east coast of North America to the…

In Houston, a week after Hurricane Harvey

Barely a week after Hurricane Harvey brought dead and chaos to Houston, Texas, we were sent there for a pickup. We knew from dispatch that they were not ready for us yet on Sunday as I was driving down from Dallas. “Go towards Houston and find a truck stop, we will let you know more…

Everything I know, I learned by listening to Paul Simon

It must have been more than 20 year ago. I had my first shot at doing a web page with rudimentary tools and as an exercise, I decided to do something called “Everything I know, I learned by listening to Paul Simon”. Now, on the road, music is key to break the boredom of long…

March 9 and 80 degrees in Bordentown, NJ

I had to pinch myself driving down from Montreal today… the truck outside temperature was already giving me a reading of 27c in Albany, NY. By the time I arrived for the night in Bordentown it was 30c/80f ! On March 9 it’s quite unusual. Driving through the Adirondacks, there were still some patches of…

Über: A Wildfire, burning all to the ground

  Of all sectors of the economy, we hardly picture the taxi drivers as rich privileged worker bloated with cash and living a cushy life. What comes to mind instead is poor immigrants working long hours just to pay their expenses. In that context, this is not surprising that the industry has not really evolves. It’s…

Real Truckers Hate Volvo.

I am fairly new to the professional driver world. I started working in August 2014 on a “day cab” (a tractor truck without a living quarter or “sleeper compartment”) 2004 International. After about nine months, I wanted to do longer run so I changed job. They asked me if I wanted to work on a…

Sharing life on the road

I have been working as a professional truck driver for the last 18 months. This has been a drastic change for me from my career in the media and technology industries. Many friends have asked me to write about my travel experience on my blog savardfaire.tv but I felt that it was too much off topics. Instead,…