Hauling “live loads” is not easy, but I am learning about it first-hand, these days. First off, I should probably apologize to all the Livestock Relocation Specialists (bull haulers) out there that I have told, over the years, that my money has never smelled like that. It’s funny sometimes the roads that life takes us down – my life now has me back on the road and hauling bulls. I teasingly say, that with all the BS that I have put up with over my years on the road, I might be over-qualified for the job, but here I am. There are so many different types of trucking out there, I thought it might be fun (and interesting) to write about some of them every so often. So, this month, I am focusing on the bull haulers.
Amazon has revealed what new TV shows and movies will arrive to Prime Instant Video in October. The list is extensives and includes many of your favorite fall shows as well as hit-movies and content for the kids.
Amazon brings more than 50 new titles to the streaming service like the highly anticipated Amazon Original series "Red Oaks," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1." For the little ones Prime Members will see season nine of "Curious George" and the ever popular "March of the Penguins."
And just in time for Halloween, Amazon brings in new seasons of your favorite spooky shows, including Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," CW’s "The Vampire Diaries," AMC’s "The Walking Dead" and CW’s "iZombie." Movie night with Prime Video gives viewers some fantastic options such as "Jurassic World" and "Testament of Youth," featuring "Game of Thrones" Kit Harrington.
Check out the full list of new movies, TV shows and rentals coming to Amazon Prime Instant Videobelow:
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" (Season 4) 10/6/15
"Amazon's Red Oaks" (Season 1) 10/9/15
"Curious George" (Season 9) 10/28/15
"The Other Son" (2012) 10/1/15
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"* 10/1/15
"Someone Like You" 10/1/15
"John Carpenter's Vampires" 10/1/15
"Max Dugan Returns" 10/1/15
"The Impostors" (1998) 10/1/15
"The Fly" (1958) 10/1/15
"Light It Up" 10/1/15
"March of the Penguins"* 10/1/15
"Pee-wee's Big Adventure"* 10/1/15
"The Secret Garden"* (1993) 10/1/15
"Astro Boy"* 10/1/15
"Alpha Omega 2"* 10/7/15
"Alpha Omega 3"* 10/7/15
"Bark Ranger"* 10/14/15
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1" 10/23/15
"While We're Young"* 10/23/15
"Tom at the Farm"* 10/29/15
"Danny Collins"* 10/30/15
Note: movies with stars next to their name means they are exclusive streaming home films.
Available for Purchase on Amazon Video in October:
A Christmas Carol (1938): Briskly helmed by Edwin L. Martin, this adaptation of Charles Dicken’s yuletide classic stars Reginald Owen as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets a last chance to redeem himself on Christmas Eve…
About Alex (2014): After a troubled young man attempts suicide, six of his former college classmates stage a reunion to help him heal, but old issues resurface.
Alexander: Theatrical Cut (2004): Director Oliver Stone takes on the saga of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian conqueror who became legendary for his military prowess.
American Pie (1999): This smash-hit comedy follows four high school seniors as they strive for the most eagerly anticipated rite of adulthood: losing one’s virginity.
Batman Begins (2005): Following the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne trains with a shadowy organization and returns to Gotham City to fight crime under a new guise.
Boogie Nights (1997): A well-endowed busboy is taken in by a tight-knit group of 1970s porn actors and transforms himself into skin flick celebrity Dirk Diggler.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005): Charlie is one of five golden-ticket holders treated to a tour of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in Tim Burton’s take on the children’s classic.
Curse of Chucky (2013): He’s back! From the filmmakers that brought you Chucky comes the terrifying return of the pintsized doll possessed by the spirit of a notorious serial killer. When a mysterious package arrives at the house of Nica, she doesn’t give it much thought.
Dark Was the Night (2014): After a logging company arrives in the town of Maiden Woods and begins cutting in the nearby forest, a powerful evil rises from the landscape and starts preying on the terrified populace – whose lone hope is a sheriff wrestling personal demons.
El Tiempo Entre Costuras (2013): With Spain on the brink of civil war, a Madrid dressmaker follows a lover to Morocco, loses a fortune, and ends up a spy for the Allies.
Glass Chin (2014): Down on his luck, a former boxing champ agrees to become an enforcer for a corrupt businessman, but when a job goes wrong, he is framed for murder.
Million Dollar Baby (2004): Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn’t prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life.
On the Town (1949): Three sailors on leave and ready for fun are determined to make the most of their 24 hours in New York City in this Oscar-winning musical comedy.
Pal Joey (1957): Using his charming wile and debonair dance moves, Joey Evans beguiles vixen widow Vera Simpson into financing his nightclub. He’s set up for success until good-natured chorus girl Linda English enters the picture and steals the show – and his heart.
Pepe (1960): When his beloved horse Don Juan is sold to a washed-up movie producer to use in a film, Mexican ranch hand Pepe follows him to Hollywood.
Pressure (2015): When their boat sinks during a storm, four deep-sea divers trapped at the bottom of the Indian Ocean must devise a survival plan.
Reasonable Doubt (2014): After fleeing the site of a fatal hit-and-run, DA Mitch Brockden finds himself prosecuting the man put on trial for committing Brockden’s own crime.
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014): Richard Pryor was one of the first black men ever on television, he pioneered a new brand of humor and he was a hit. This show defines his lasting impact on comedy and culture, often in his own words, showing us why he is an ICON.
Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special (2014): Celebrating the life of Robin Williams with interviews, tributes and clips from his career.
Some Came Running (1958): When soldier and writer Dave Hirsch returns from World War II, he finds that his seemingly quiet hometown hides complex secrets. As he tries to readjust, he falls in with a local gambler, while his very presence shakes things up in the community.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949): Here’s one ball game you can’t afford to miss. Film legends Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra join forces as the most talented double-play combination to hit the major leagues since Tinker to
Evers to Chance.
The Bourne Supremacy (2004): Flushed from his refuge by an assassin, Jason Bourne finds himself thrust into secret alliances, setups and shootouts in this riveting sequel.
The Devil at 4 O’Clock (1961): When an earthquake devastates a South Seas island, only an aging priest and three convicts remain to save children hospitalized with leprosy.
The Nightmare (2015): This documentary explores the horror of sleep paralysis, a temporary disorder in which the sufferer, trapped between waking and sleeping, cannot move.
Uncle Grandpa: Season 1 (more episodes): This surreal cartoon series follows the adventures of Uncle Grandpa, who travels around the world with his wacky friends helping kids solve problems.
Wakfu: Season 1 Based on the online adventure game, this animated series follows 12-year-old Yugo, who employs mystical powers in his search for his real family.
White Rabbit (2013): Plagued by visions of a rabbit he was forced to kill as a boy, bullied teen Harlon increasingly channels his simmering rage into acts of violence.
Wild Horses (2015): Aging rancher Scott Briggs must confront his past when a Texas Ranger resurrects a 15-year-old cold case and unearths family secrets involving a hate crime and a missing-persons mystery connected to the Briggs clan.
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy (NETFLIX ORIGINAL, 2015): Actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson showcases her hilarious impressions to riff on European Gypsies, Vietnamese manicurists, Mexican moms, and more.
The Vampire Diaries: Season 6 Trapped in adolescent bodies, feuding vampire brothers Stefan and Damon vie for the affection of captivating teenager Elena.
Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation (2015): A family of wolves heads out on their first vacation together, but when a band of trappers shows up, they’ll need help from friends to stay safe.
Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race (2015): Team Hot Wheels must defeat the Road Pirates on a new racetrack to stop them from winning a key to the team’s latest technology and using it for evil.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4): This twisted Emmy-winning drama plays upon the power of supernatural fears and everyday horrors, exploring humankind’s unsettling capacity for evil.
iZombie: Season 1 Olivia Moore’s pursuit of a medical degree takes a dramatic turn the night she’s savaged by zombies at a wild party. While the attack has dire consequences for her life, it also gives her unique abilities to solve homicide cases.
Last Man Standing: Season 4 After his wife’s career takes off, Mike finds himself in charge of parenting their three daughters and trying to stay afloat in all the estrogen.
The Flash: Season 1 After a lightning strike leaves forensic expert Barry Allen in a coma for months, he wakes up to find the jolt has enabled him to move with incredible speed. Unfortunately, the incident also transformed others who are using their new skills for evil.
The Originals: Season 2: The Mikaelsons move to New Orleans and form an alliance with local witches in an effort to rule the city once again in this “Vampire Diaries” spinoff.
Tremors 5: Bloodline (2015): The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.
Arrow: Season 3 Based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, an affluent playboy becomes a vengeful superhero, saving the city from villains armed with just a bow and arrows.
Flor Salvaje: Season 1 A young orphaned woman moves to a new town to raise her sisters and struggles to carve her own destiny as several different men vie for her love.
Legends: Season 1 Shedding his skin as easily as a snake, CIA operative Martin Odum – played by Sean Bean – becomes whoever he needs to be in this gripping spy drama.
Supernatural: Season 10 Siblings Dean and Sam crisscross the country, investigating paranormal activity and picking fights with demons, ghosts and monsters.
American Heist (2014): James (Hayden Christensen): owes his life to his older brother, Frankie (Adrien Brody): after taking the rap for a crime they committed together. Now, Frankie is released and back on the street with no money and no place to go. He turns to his underworld connections and convinces James to join him in hopes that one last job would be the solution to change both their lives.
Strangerland (2015): A family finds their dull life in a rural outback town rocked after their two teenage children disappear into the desert, sparking disturbing rumors of their past.
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 1 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Netflix will introduce a new original series for kids, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show, from DreamWorks Animation. Mr. Peabody, the smartest dog in the world, and his boy Sherman host a zany late-night comedy show broadcast from their swanky penthouse in front of a live studio audience. Anything can happen in this show jam-packed with exciting segments, great musical acts and very special guests like outrageous neighbors and hilarious time travelers they meet with the WABAC machine. Season 1 will be comprised of 13 episodes.
Winter on Fire (NETFLIX ORIGINAL, 2015): Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and full-fledged civil rights movement.
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (2014): When country music giant Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, he chose to make his condition public. He then began his farewell tour – a remarkable musical journey chronicled in this affecting documentary
Jane the Virgin: Season 1 Having vowed to remain chaste until she’s married, Jane Villanueva is stunned to find she’s become pregnant anyway thanks to a medical slipup. Along with breaking the news to her amazed boyfriend, Jane must start making plans for a whole new life.
Lazarus (2015): After discovering a serum that can bring the deceased back to life, a team of medical researchers is horrified to find that the revolutionary drug carries with it some gruesome and lethal side effects.
All Hail King Julien: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): In this Emmy winner for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Madagascar booty-shaker King Julien takes on the jungle’s craziest adventures.
Beasts of No Nation (NETFLIX ORIGINAL, 2015): When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier.
Circle (NETFLIX ORIGINAL, 2015): When a group of strangers is seized and awaits execution, they face the impossible task of choosing the one person among them worthy of being spared.
Some Assembly Required: Season 2 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): A 14-year-old takes ownership of a toy company and hires a group of his friends to help him create amazing new toys.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013): After escaping prison, Bob Muldoon begins a search for his girlfriend and young daughter, but their reunion doesn’t go as planned.
LEGO DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered (2014): When Superman and the other Justice League superheroes start disappearing, it’s up to Batman to unravel the caper and save the day.
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Season 2: After Iron Man persuades his fellow superheroes to reunite, the Avengers combine their skills to battle both longtime foes and deadly new villains.
Hemlock Grove: Season 3 (NETFLIX ORIGINAL): Secrets are just a part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove, where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.
Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection (2015): From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films including the never-before-released Frozen Fever, starring Frozen’s Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar-nominated Lorenzo. The Short Films Collection also includes the 2012 groundbreaking Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse! as well as hailed Oscar® winners Paperman and Feast. Enjoy them together for the first time in this must-own collection, featuring all-new extras including introductions and interviews with the Disney Animation filmmakers themselves.
August: Osage County (2013): When their father disappears, three strong-willed women return to their childhood home and to their equally strong-willed mother.
Manson Family Vacation (2015): - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE The pleasant family life of an L.A. attorney is disrupted by the sudden arrival of his brother, who is obsessed with the Charles Manson murders.
The Gunman (2015): Planning to retire from the contract killer business and live quietly, a veteran assassin discovers that his employers aren’t going to make it easy. Suddenly in the crosshairs, he’s propelled into a bloody Continental chase to save himself.
Return to Sender (2015): Taking a chance on romance, an attractive nurse agrees to go on a blind date with a mysterious man. After he brutally rapes her, she begins visiting her attacker in prison and befriends him – but all is not what it seems.
Popples: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL The adorable Best Popple Pals love helping their friends and neighbors, but every time they do it seems to backfire in hilarious ways.
Congratulations! You’ve made it (almost) through high school. Now all you’ve got to do is plan out the next few years of your life. When it comes to choosing your next educational step, you’ll need to think about how much of a time and money investment you’re prepared to make as well as what kinds of jobs you can see yourself holding in the future. To help you figure out where your next move should be, here’s a short breakdown of the pros and cons of two- and four-year colleges.
Career and technical education is a term applied to schools, institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation. It was formerly (and is still commonly) called vocational education; however, the term has fallen out of favor with most educators.
Career and technical programs frequently offer both academic and career-oriented courses, and many provide students with the opportunity to gain work experience through internships, job shadowing, on-the-job training, and industry-certification opportunities. Career and technical programs—depending on their size, configuration, location, and mission—provide a wide range of learning experiences spanning many different career tracks, fields, and industries, from skilled trades such as automotive technology, construction, plumbing, or electrical contracting to fields as diverse as agriculture, architecture, culinary arts, fashion design, filmmaking, forestry, engineering, healthcare, personal training, robotics, or veterinary medicine.
Career and technical education may be offered in middle schools and high schools or through community colleges and other postsecondary institutions and certification programs. At the secondary level, career and technical education is often provided by regional centers that serve students from multiple schools or districts. For example, the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services in New York administers a network of 37 regional career and technical education centers that serve students throughout the state. Many states have similar regional centers or statewide networks that operate as part of the public-school system.
In some cases, career and technical education is provided through a high school, where it may or may not be an integrated part of the school’s regular academic program. Students may also attend separate career and technical institutions for part of the school day, or a regional center may be the primary school of enrollment, where students take both academic and career and technical courses. In other cases, career and technical programs may take the form of a distinct “school within a school,” such as a theme-based academy, that offers an interdisciplinary or career-oriented program in which academic coursework is aligned with specific career paths, such as culinary arts, nursing, or engineering.
Do some career planning before you make up your mind on attending college:
The Non Tuition Costs of Education
Trade School Vs. Four Year School:
From the article:
Advantages to Trade Schools
Salaries for Trade School Jobs
For starters, salaries for trade school graduates aren’t that much of a drop-off compared to a four-year degree. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, technical and trade school jobs have a median annual salary of $35,720, though this figure varies heavily based on the particular industry and the experience level of the worker. The BLS predicted earnings for bachelor’s degree holders to be roughly $46,900, amounting to an annual difference of $11,180. This stat, of course, doesn’t factor in long term earnings growth.
However, because trade school only takes an average of two years to complete versus four, that amounts to an additional two years of income for the trade school graduate, or $71,440. Factor in another $70,000 in costs for the many students who take an extra year to graduate from college, and trade school grads can be over $140,000 ahead at the get-go, making up for over 12 years of difference in income
Text by Martin Machado: For almost five months now, I have been living and working as a deckhand
on a 906 foot container ship making 57 day runs from New York to
Singapore, while hitting many ports in between. We are
importing/exporting goods from the Middle East, Asia, and America. As I
am writing this we are making our way through the Gulf of Aden on what
will be my last trip. Here is a little description of what its like to
go to sea in the merchant marine.
I work in the deck department as a watch standing "AB" or Able Bodied
Seaman. We are all members of the Sailors Union of the Pacific (SUP),
and most of us are out of the San Francisco hall over on Harrison and
1st. I am on the 12 to 4 watch, which means seven days a week, from
midnight to four a.m. and from noon to four p.m., I am up on the bridge,
steering the ship while in congested areas like the Suez Canal, or
being a lookout while we are at sea on auto-helm (a.k.a. "the Iron
Mike"). In addition I usually work overtime on deck from eight am to
noon, tightening/greasing the containers' lashing gear, chipping rust,
painting, or doing whatever odd jobs need to be done. Overtime is where a
sailor makes his money, so we take as much as they'll give. I typically
get around 12 hours work each day at sea, and in port I can work almost
24 hours straight at times. So any sleep is much appreciated.
This single axle conventional Peterbilt uses two trailer to haul a huge load of hay. Single axles seem to have a limited amount of uses when compared to twin screw semi trucks.
This stretched frame Peterbilt cabover is hauling triples for a total of seven axles.
A couple of rare but nice looking Peterbilt cabover single axles hauling loads of green hay. Most of these trucks appear to be out west where they don't have to deal with all of the corrosion and salt on the roads like we have to deal with during the long Minnesota winters.
Text from http://www.saimaalife.com/about/ In a fast and demanding world it seems to be ever more harder to feel relaxed and just be you, naturally. Yet learning to be exactly that,a relaxed you, is the best way to be healthy, happy at home and thrive at work. We don’t need more quantity, we need more quality. Saimaalife.com is all about how to have that in your everyday life – with the help of nature, and in practice. Because more than anything we believe life is best enjoyed #naturally!
This California trucker shares his experiences hauling bees. I just had a recent bee sting, and I have alot of respect for anyone who can deal with the bites associated with being in the apiary business.
As a high school student in Tennessee, Austin Herrera knew that he wanted to go to college. But with grades ranging from A's to D's, he knew his options would be limited.
Herrera says he was too distracted in school and his reputation as a class clown, extracurriculars and lack of interest and effort affected his grades. Dyslexia, he says, was another hurdle that affected his grades and confidence.
"I doubted myself and sort of gave up on myself when I saw the grades that I had, because I would work hard and study but I still came out with a low grade," he wrote in an email.
Herrera switched schools his senior year and used the new atmosphere to change direction and focus on the future. Realizing that his past academic problems would affect his admission chances, Herrera used his personal statement to acknowledge his grades, discuss his learning disability and show his interest in studying business and film.
"I explained dyslexia – what it was and how I learned. I just explained that I'm a very hard worker and passionate."
Herrera was accepted into two of the five schools he applied to and now studies film as a freshman at Columbia College Chicago.
For students who struggle academically in high school, the college application process can be especially stressful. The competitive admissions process can make these students feel like college is out of reach, but there are still options.