PRO-TRUCKER MAGAZINEe From the Editor’s desk... by John White
VOLUME 19, ISSUE 11 OF 11
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2018 – Wow. It really hasn’t sunk in yet. I, which I think is like most people, always stop and reflect on the past year wondering where and how it went so fast. This is the time of year to celebrate with family and friends. But it is also a good time to mend fences that should never have been built. We all have relatives John White and or friends that we were once close to but for one reason or another, we may not have always seen eye to eye with in the past. In the grand scheme of things the disagreement is usually over some trivial matter and then our pride takes over. We lose contact and as time goes by the fences get higher and higher until they seem almost too high to climb. The use of the saying, “walk a mile in their shoes,” has almost been beat to death it has been used so often but in this instance I think it is something each of us should do at times. As we get older we seem to go to more funerals than weddings so there is no better time to call that old friend or relative than now. You will be glad you did and quite possibly surprised at who may be sitting there thinking of you this Christmas. Most of you will be able to make it home for Christmas but as we know the wheels don’t stop turning for some drivers. Warehousing has changed a lot over the years and many companies that once kept a large stock of parts etc. now keep the bare minimum. Instead they rely on just in time service where the next day’s stock is taken off the truck and put directly on the shelf. They no longer have the expense of carrying a large inventory and for the most part they can thank the trucking industry for that because it has become so efficient and reliable. That brings us back to those who will be working through a good part of the holidays. Be safe out there. On a per mile driven basis truck drivers are by far the safest people on the road but as you know you have to be even more vigilant at this time of year. There will be a large number of travellers on the road and many of them may not be used to winter driving. On top of that others will have been indulging in Christmas cheer. Let’s everyone make it home safe. To all our friends, old, new and those we have not made yet, the ProTrucker Family wishes you a very Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours in the New Year.
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December 2017/January 2018 Rig of the Month Featuring Toby Doyle Starting on page 22