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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Do you believe in magic? Not the kind where bunnies pop out of hats, or wizards do stuff in movies. Okay, so maybe it’s not magic, but I don’t know what else to call what happened recently when I was in Las Vegas for a pool tournament. It all started when Blair, a fellow pool player, was missing a pair of pants. No, they weren’t the ones that she had been wearing (though if they had been, you know what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!) Unexpectedly, she made it to the Final Four

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These Truck Drivers Saved a Life

These Truck Drivers Saved a Life

We really do believe that trucking industry professionals are superheroes, and this story proves it. Get ready, though – it touches on a difficult topic that affects many of us, one that can be uncomfortable to think or talk about: suicide prevention. On average, 117 people in in the United States alone commit suicide every day. And statistics say every suicide intimately or directly affects “at least six people.” That means we’ve seen it affect our friends, loved ones, or even co-workers. Experts believe one of the best things we can do to help is

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Positivity in Pajamas

Positivity in Pajamas

Last week, I had the perfect Friday. I got to wake up in a beautiful beach town, stay in my pajamas all day, order in cheese steak sandwiches from my favorite local deli, and even get a massage. Vacation? No way! Try just another day of hard work in the Matchmaker Logistics headquarters in Wilmington, North Carolina. I know pajamas, cheese steaks, and massage chairs don’t sound like part of a day at the office, but there’s a method to the madness. You might remember our Matchmaker Logistics 2018 slogan from a few posts back

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The Nun Behind the March Miracles

The Nun Behind the March Miracles

Crazy shots. Buzzer beaters. Record comebacks. Bracket-busting upsets. Cinderella stories. March miracles. And a sassy 98-year-old nun.  This year’s wildly exciting NCAA tournament is one that will be talked about for decades. For the first time in the history of the men’s NCAA Tournament, a #1 seed (Virginia) lost in the first round, while the UMBC Retrievers became the first #16 seed in the history of the tournament to defeat a #1 seed. It was Loyola-Chicago, however, that had a Cinderella story for the ages, starting the tournament as a #11 seed and making it

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I’m No Bunny’s Fool

I'm No Bunny's Fool

When Easter and April Fool’s Day Fall on the Same Day Happy Easter Monday! If you’re a little tired this Monday, don’t worry, we’re forgiving around here. As yesterday was both Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day, you may be exhausted from spending your day playing both Easter Bunny and April Fool Prankster. It’s possible that in the interest of saving time, your Easter Bunny was a bit of a prankster. An Easter Basket full of canned veggies and math worksheets? Hiding plastic eggs full of dental floss and toothpaste instead of candy? Whoopie

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I Lost On Jeopardy

I Lost On Jeopardy

Me: “Alex, I’ll take Truck Driver Nicknames for two hundred dollars.” Trebek: “This truck driver hauls refrigerated food transports, sharing his nickname with the trucks themselves.” Me: “Who is a Reefer?” Trebek: “Yes, Bob, that is correct.” Me: “Truck Driver Nicknames for four hundred dollars.” Trebek: “A truck driver who moves the contents of high-end residential homes across the country is called this.” Me: (completely stumped): “What is a Home Hauler?” Trebek: “That is incorrect. Next contestant – Sheila?” Sheila: “What is a Bedbugger?” Trebek:  “Yes.” Sheila: “Alex, I’ll take 19th Century France for two

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Spring Cleaning Logistics-Style

Spring Cleaning Logistics-Style

It’s almost here – the first day of Spring – and it couldn’t be more welcome after the crazy winter we’ve had. I couldn’t be more ready to put up the heavy coats and blankets and spring into action – spring cleaning action, that is. I’ve written before about my love of spring cleaning. I’m a self-admitted clean freak, and I don’t do it all alone. I love to recruit the whole family to help with different chores, but this year, I’m wondering if there’s another way I can get some help… Robots. (After all,

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Truckers and NPR

Truckers and NPR

If I asked you to picture a National Public Radio listener, you probably wouldn’t conjure up the image of a truck driver. Humorists often play on the idea of the public radio listener as a snooty cultural elitist, so you might be surprised to learn that many long haul truck drivers are Super Fans of NPR – for better or worse. Even drivers who happen to find the politics of NPR frustrating and in opposition to their own views, admit to listening to the station.  It seems that getting riled up about the other team is a great

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BOL Versus LOL. It’s Literally Not What You Think!

BOL Versus LOL. It's Literally Not What You Think!

This might come as a surprise to my regular readers, but I’m not usually the most hip when it comes to popular lingo. Text talk and memes seem to evolve a lot faster than I can keep up with, so I don’t exactly try. So you can imagine my surprise when I saw my boys using a new text message slang term I could actually recognize – BOL! “How’s the BOL, dudes?” I asked. I felt hip, for once, like I would surprise my sons by speaking their own language. I wasn’t sure why

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To CB or Not to CB

To CB or Not to CB

Breaker, Breaker, 1…9… Before many of us ever knew we’d wind up in logistics careers, we spent our childhoods fantasizing about the world of CB radio. In an era before text messages, DMs, and PMs, CBs seemed like an elite club of the coolest big rig truckers speaking in secret code to let each other know who was boss. Even today, those new to the world of trucking often fall into one of two categories. They either can’t wait to get their hands on their own CB to introduce their own call sign, or they pull

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