Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Professor Paul

He’s known in the trucking industry by many names. Hot Air, Dah Godfaddah, Professor Paul.

Illustration by Mo Paul
We also call him Senior Technical Editor, and since 1998 Paul Abelson has written technical and equipment articles for Land Line.

He’s also a life member of OOIDA. During the years we’ve known Paul, he’s been a loyal member of the Association and solid part of our Land Line family. He’s been a mentor, an industry connection, and a traveling companion. He has represented Land Line at hundreds of press events and plant tours. 

Paul knows everybody. He’s been involved in everything. Half the people I know in trucking were first introduced to me by Paul. He has a huge resource list that he calls his “brain trust,” and if he doesn’t know the answer to a technical question – he knows how to find out.

For more than 20 years, I have relied on Paul. He has been a critical part of my education in the trucking industry.

In my early days here, some of my questions were pretty dumb.