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Do you recognize this ship?

Well, actually, Petroleum Producer is a barge, not a ship.  And Galveston is a 12,000 hp tug.

And in port she needs assistance . 111 more words


U.S Tax Tips with Andy Erwin

Uncle Sam is counting the days until this year’s tax deadline of April 15, 2013. For those of us in the trucking industry, we have a lot to manage to ensure we get every possible tax deduction in order to minimize our tax liability. 608 more words


Emergency Towing: What Do You Do? - Part I

Okay, so you’re underway at sea in crappy weather on you’re fancy new ATB (or not-so-new ATB) and the worst has happened: the pins have broken off/melted/spontaneously retracted/etc. 1,340 more words

Towing Vessels

Extreme ATB's: Towing Vessels Or Something Else?

It’s an ATB on steroids: behold the massive OSG Vision…..

…..a 997 GRT/12,000 horsepower “tug” (153′ long x 51′ beam x 26′ draft) that mates with the… 546 more words

Licensing & Certification

Reading the Roadmap!

I was speaking at a “Power to Drive” seminar the other day presenting on having a successful business as an owner operator to new and old potential candidates and was surprised to find many of the audience members had been down that road before. 108 more words

Bruce Outridge

Make your position about you and enjoy success!

You must know by now that I speak from experience and from the heart when tackling subjects about professional drivers. Through the years I have seen all kinds of drivers and owner operators working for good companies who just don’t seem to get it. 77 more words

Bruce Outridge

CSA 2010 - who wins?

We all do! That’s rights we all win in this scenario. I bet you’ve been talking to that driver in the yard who should be doing his circle check, but instead decided to  see how your weekend was and complain about the grumblings he has heard about CSA 2010. 114 more words

Bruce Outridge