About Me

My name is W. Joel Baker and I have been in the trucking industry in one form or another for some 33 years now. I still drive over the road today and enjoy all that trucking has done for my family and I. Beginning in 1983 I was hauling heavy equipment such as Bull Dozers, Earth Movers, Bucket Loaders and anything else we could make fit on the trailer. In 1992 I moved to dry vans and in 1994 I got my experience with tankers, dry bulk and pneumatics. In 1995 I was introduced to reefers and in late 1999 I began my own trucking company with a 1994 W900 Kenworth and a late 80’s model 48′ spread axle Utility trailer with a Thermo King SB II reefer mounted on it. Success has never came easy and I have learned more lessons the hard way than I care to count. In 2004 I designed TruckBytes which is a Free trucking software solution for small 1 truck operations to medium size trucking companies with upgrades available to include IFTA. Over the past 10 years I have shared my experiences 1 on 1 with other drivers who are looking to buy their first truck or those who already own a truck. If you have any questions or requests send me a message. I’ll answer your question and write a post to help others that may have the same question.