My name is Jim Amos (handle: Cranky), I drove the lower 48, Canada,
and Mexico for a few years and got a taste of what was out there, the good, bad ,and ugly.
Most of my family has been in a truck roamin the country side at one time or another. It's
true what they say about driving it aint for everyone, ya either love it or leave it. I
had a little help from my brother that fueled my decision to stay on the porch rather
than run with the big dogs, but that's something to talk about later. After I got out,
I sat around for a while tryin to figure thing out and just what the hell I was gonna do
with myself, the decided to take my brothers advice and go back to school - don't believe
what people say about ol' dogs, ya can teach'em new tricks.
Well, I finished the schoolin', graduated with honors, and lots of respect
from my instructors if for nothin else my pure unbridled tanasity. After graduating with a
shiny new Associates of Arts degree in Visual Communications and my rusty ol' Masters degree
from "The School of Hard Knocks" I did what every other independent would do - stick it out in
the wind and see where she goes.
It was just about here when I met Dave Dietrich (a computer guru).
This feller took what I learned in school sprinkled some coffee on it, crushed some smokes in
it, and topped it off with a good dose of JD - shook it around a bit and pushed me to the next
level. So now I'm a code junky that still has a taste for asphalt and a longing for the smell
of sulfur. This my friend was the beginnings of diesel n' dust.
One afternoon sitting around sippin' on a cup of "JO" and smokin' stogies,
Dave and I started hashin' out what would become the frame work for diesel n' dust. We want to
give the commercial drivers of America a place to tell stories, vent frustrations, play a few
games, find truck stops, show off their rides, sooner or later a online chrome shop, and
eventualy the ability to find loads so they'll have even more stories to tell.
This website is a work in progeress.
So, from one driver to another - "Thanx for bringin' all i got!!!", and to quote a great song -
"Keep the bugs off ur glass and the bears off ur ___ (tail)"