Magazine / Off the Beaten Path

  • ​Eco Flaps Selected As Preferred Aerodynamic Mud Flap Provider For Wabash National Van Trailers

    July 2017
    Brentwood, TN… Eco Flaps aerodynamic splash guards have been named a preferred provider of aerodynamic mud flaps by Wabash National for its commercial dry and refrigerated van trailers. Eco Flaps offers fleets an unmatched product specifically desi...
  • ​On Golden Pond…

    Pam Pollock
    July 2017
    There’s something magical about being outdoors and experiencing nature. My daughter, son-in-law and their three children recently built a new home in a beautiful setting surrounded by trees and a huge pond. My daughter planted water lilies last ye...
  • ​Volvo Truck’s 2017 Ride For Freedom Truck

    June 2017
    Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2017 Ride for Freedom truck featuring the all new VNR model, which accompanied a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C...
  • ​Be The Drummer….

    Pam Pollock
    June 2017
    Lately I have been getting slips of paper included with graduation notices and bridal and baby shower invitations asking me to share my advice/guidance/knowledge. The funny thing is, I am probably the last person to ask for advice – I’m almost 5...
  • ​Food, Glorious Food!

    Pam Pollock
    May 2017
    If you have been a regular reader of my column over the past 28 (!!) years, I think it’s fairly obvious by now that I am not a high-society, classy lady. In fact, I own my redneck, hillbilly title quite proudly! Suffice to say, I am also not known ...
  • ​29,220 Days Old (But Who’s Counting)…

    Pam Pollock
    April 2017
    Dad, we just celebrated your 80th (!!) birthday eight days ago. I collected memories and wishes from friends and families to make a poster board for you and while I added a couple of snippets myself, I saved my memories for this column. Where do I b...
  • ​Andrews Logistics Orders 100 New Peterbilt Trucks

    March 2017
    SOUTHLAKE, TX… Andrews Logistics, a Texas-based transporter of bulk liquids and hazardous materials, has ordered 100 new Peterbilt 579 trucks. Featuring the Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ advanced braking system as well as larger cab space, the new t...
  • ​Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…

    Pam Pollock
    March 2017
    The time, I thought, had finally come. It was going to be a difficult task – but I had to pull the plug on this relationship. The spark was fading fast and I no longer had that giddy, euphoric feeling when I gazed into his eyes. And it wasn’t ...
  • ​Look At The Stars… See How They Shine For You...

    Pam Pollock
    February 2017
    I hope that Coldplay doesn’t care that I borrowed a portion of their song lyrics from “Yellow” but it describes the emotions that I felt the night my daughter was in labor with my grandson. It was snowing and cold and I stood outside and gazed...
  • ​Hirschbach Hauls Veterans Remembrance Wreaths

    January 2017
    DUBUQUE, IA… Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, Wreaths Across America’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 locati...
  • ​I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day…

    Pam Pollock
    January 2017
    I will admit it upfront – I’m a dreamer and I’m a believer. I’m theatrical and down deep in my soul lurks an inner Liberace who is just screaming to be let loose to tear it up. I’m a little kid at heart – stuck in an old lady’s body. I...
  • ​Not A Creature Was Stirring…

    Pam Pollock
    December 2016
    Over the years it has become quite apparent to me that Clement Moore, author of “Twas The Night Before Christmas” obviously did not share his abode with pets. I mean, come on – not a creature was stirring? And if he really did have pets, did ...
  • Come Sail Away, Come Sail Away With Me…

    Pam Pollock
    November 2016
    My daughter recently penned a beautiful birthday tribute to my on Facebook page. She wrote, “Happy birthday to the most generous person we've ever known. Gaga Pam spreads love everyday with her actions and sweet sentiments, she's a dreamer and a r...
  • ​I’d Been Waiting For A Girl (Or TWO!) Like You…

    Pam Pollock
    October 2016
    Dear Mackenna and Althea - From the moment I found out that I was going to be a Grandma almost 4.5 years ago, I was super stoked. I mean, seriously excited and full-tilt gung-ho! I had been buying and stashing baby clothes and toys for a couple of ...
  • ​First And Only Scrubbing Windshield Wiper Blades Enter The Market, Trumping Top Four Largest Industry Competitors In Debris Removal Study

    September 2016
    Temecula, CA… SCRUBBLADE, innovator of the fresh, never-before-seen, most effective windshield wiper design, is rising in popularity as the top-rated wiper blade among off-road enthusiasts, professional truck drivers and everyday commuters. In a de...
  • Calvin Field Named Driver of the Month at National Carriers

    September 2016
    Calvin Field has been awarded June Driver of the Month for National Carriers, Inc. A former Nazarene pastor, Field has driven a company truck within the NCI Hide division since August of 2013. He delivers cattle hides from National Beef Products beef...
  • ​Plug Me In And Charge Me Up…

    Pam Pollock
    September 2016
    It’s a pretty well known fact that I am a little challenged in the technology department. I get very overwhelmed when handed any kind of electronic device. I sputter, I sweat, I moan and groan. And don’t even ask me to read the instruction boo...
  • ​Martin Lubricants’ STP® Diesel Fuel Treatment with Greenclean® Detergent Technology

    August 2016
    Martin Lubricants announces the introduction of its STP® Diesel Fuel Treatment with Greenclean® Detergent Technology - a complete solution to improve the quality of your diesel fuel as it lubricates critical fuel system components, cleans fuel inje...
  • ​Shine on my brothers…. (Eveybody come together)

    Pam Pollock
    August 2016
    It’s a dark and dreary morning here as I sit at my computer. A thunderstorm just blew by (literally) and the wind was howling and the rain poured from the sky in buckets. I’m tired and I’m hot. I’m sad and I’m mad. I’m confused, I’m ...
  • ​Freightliner Trucks Presents 2016 Ride of Pride Truck to Schneider

    July 2016
    GREEN BAY, WI… Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) recently presented the 2016 Ride of Pride truck to Schneider during a special ceremony commemorating military veterans. The Ride of Pride program was founded in 2002 by Ed Keeter, a Vietnam...