I'm Ted Campbell
I write in two genre's, one is truck related,
The other is a mystery series called The Sue Ellison Mysteries.
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The other pages show some books I've written. Most have a truck theme.
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These two pictures are some of my equipment. Half were Pete's half Volvos. All were big power, owner - operator spec with double lock diff's. Good rigs mean good drivers. I like clean and I like chrome but most of allI like good drivers. Treat your people right, they'll treat you, your customers and your equipment right.
When I was 19 and couldn't get a truck driving job I traded my almost new Chevy Bel Air in on a "Big Job" Ford and became an owner-operator. I've hauled logs, gravel to build logging roads lumber from sawmills, then I went over-the-road, coin grade silver from a smelter in B.C. to a warehouse in New Jersey, pretzels out of Pennsylvania, beer from Colorado, diapers out of Ogden Utah, newsprint to most western states, egg cartons, sugar, salt, dry wall mud, even Christmas trees. You name it one of my truck hauled it. I ran 14 tractors, 6 stainless steel tankers carrying spring water to most bottling plants in Vancouver B.C. and 40 heated tridem trailers. I made every first run myself so I could talk one-on-one with my drivers. My truckers were "Owner-Operator" specs, big power, double bunks, two air seats, double locker diffs. By running good equipment and paying top wages I hired and kept first rate drivers. Our turnover was low, reputation for on-time delivery was tops and insurance rates were so good I got a $25,000.00 rebate check when we shut down for "unused risk" Not too shabby for doing it right.
One of my pet gripes are log book rules that don't make sense. Created and enforced by people that never sat behind the steering wheel of a truck. There is only so much time a person can stare up at the inside of a bunk. I've written several truck-related books.
I e-publish so they can be read on a laptop or smart phone and also make them available in print form.
Fifty Years of Trucking
50 short trucking stories. It starts with a Big Job Ford and ends up with 14 Tractors, 6 Stainless Steel tankers and 50 tridem heated vans. You can download Fifty year of Trucking to any device.
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