Monday, July 23, 2007

You say potato…

I’ve got a question for you.

Who uses the phrase, “driven truck?” In a news story I wrote last week concerning hazmat and Ed Thompson, an OOIDA member from Salem, OR, we used the phrase “driven truck” in listing Ed’s career history.

One reader e-mailed me and said he disagreed with the usage, and though he acknowledged its prevalence among truck drivers, said it reminded him only of “gomers” he felt left an uneducated impression of drivers.

What do you think?

Also, if anyone out there ever worked with or knew this Bruce Mendenhall fellow, drop me a line.

Mendenhall, from Albion, IL, was accused two weeks ago by Nashville police of being a serial killer with ties to women found dead at truck stops throughout the Midwest and South.

By the way, Mendenhall’s preliminary criminal court hearing isn’t until Aug. 2. Keep checking our Web site to follow that story.