Football and trucking

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It’s getting to be that time of the year again, and no, I’m not talking about the elections. Football is returning to America’s stadiums and televisions, and not a minute too soon – there’s only so much golf and tennis you can take to pass the time. Yeah, I know baseball is king during the summer, but for some reason, even though I love going to see a game in person, I’ve never really enjoyed sitting in front of the TV watching a non-playoff game. Sorry. I’m not really a big apple pie fan, either. But I do love America and hot dogs, so that’s gotta count for something.

Anyway, back to football, and here comes the inevitable tie-in to the world of trucking – after all, this is a trucking Website, and if I can’t find anything to say about trucking in this blog, it really doesn’t belong here. But when you think about it, football and trucking have plenty in common; while an offense hauls a ball from one side of the field to another to score points, truckers haul commodities from Point A to Point B to earn money.

“Good lord,” you’re saying. “That’s really a stretch.” Hang on, it’s going to get thinner. Sure, there’s a defense that tries to keep the offense from accomplishing its goal, and in trucking, fleets have to overcome obstacles such as driver turnover, capacity issues, fuel prices, logistics … the list goes on. Seriously, that sounds to me like a tougher challenge than running the ball against the Baltimore Ravens, but hey, I never had to stare Ray Lewis in the face, so what do I know?

Anyway, enjoy fall football 2012 – I know I will. And keep on trucking for those touchdowns.