What is it like Expediting?

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So many of you know that Melissa and I switched trucking companies, in fact we changed to a different area of transportation. We are now driving a large straight truck for a great expediting company that really does keep us busy. At first we tried a Dodge promaster van and that just didn’t work with us.

We are much happier being back in a truck and working with a great owner. The greatest thing about this truck is we have the ability to cook in which in return saves us a ton of money but not having to eat out all the time.

we also like that, we get to spend more time together then we got in the semi. A lot people have said how can you spend every moment with each other. That’s easy because while one of us is driving the other is sleeping. So we are not with each other every moment.

The truck can also fit into a lot tighter spots if needed be. The world of expediting can be a bit tricky to learn. Luckily we have a husband and wife team that has helped us a lot along the way. For that I will ever be grateful toward them. But it is different then driving a semi that’s for sure.

For one you do sit some, but not all the time. Usually we are really busy during the week and some weekends. But be prepared if you don’t have a load by Friday night for the weekend, most likely you might be sitting until Monday. Now a lot of people get mad about that, but what we use it for is we get caught up on sleep, do laundry, or clean the truck.

We do travel with one dog which makes it a little bit harder but we wouldn’t change it for the world. Annie keeps us sane while we are out on the road. The other great thing about being a OTR driver is we do get to see the country and haul some pretty cool loads.

There will be a lot of changes coming to the blog in the upcoming weeks, so keep on the lookout for those and also we will be creating our own YouTube to share our time out on the road.


Movie Review Power Rangers 2017

IMDB Link: Power Rangers



How watched: Vudu

Rating: 6/10

My Review: Nothing will ever beat the original Power Rangers movies if you’re a 90’s kid like me. When the new movie was announced I was excited and skeptical at first. While I wanted to see this in theaters it didn’t happen. I also stayed away from movie reviews both written and video reviews. It’s not very often I do that with movies.

First lets start with the Characters: Like I said above nothing will every beat the original cast of Power Rangers, but this new bunch did the job and I would didn’t disappoint. Darce Montgomery ( Stranger Things ) played Jason the Red ranger and leader of the power rangers. I really liked him as the leader. He played a football jock who got in trouble which led him to detention. Naomi Scott played the Pink power ranger Kimberly. RJ Cyler


What Will The Devotie Adventures Podcast Be About?

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So what will our Devotie Adventures Podcast be about?

That’s a good question. We have been thinking about the last couple of weeks as we get ready to record the first few episodes while we are on home time.

Devotie Adventures will be about

  • Travel of course
  • Some travel tips
  • Life of a truck driver
  • Product’s that we think will help with travel
  • Book reviews?
  • Much More


We are still coming with a format for the show. We do know that the show will probably be anywhere from 20 to 30 mins for each episode. We will also put it on all the popular podcasting sites ( Itunes, Spreaker, Stitcher, etc )

What is taking so long for the first episode?

Time is the killer of all things especially when you are a truck driver but that is no excuse.  We are going to record the first few episodes this weekend and play around with the format and come up with one that we both like.

The Socials:

Facebook: Devotie Adventures

Twitter: @DevotieTravels


Hobbies While Out On The Road

While Melissa and I have been out on the road trucking our life away, we have tried to decide what we could do for hobbies during our down time. Now our down time isn’t much, but when we have it we are stuck in the semi sometimes for half a day.

I have always liked video games, so naturally, I choose to play video games. Melissa loves to craft, so she crochets.

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I like videos games because the make the time waiting go by faster. Now if we were at home, I would have all kinds of systems hooked up to the tv (More on that later). We can’t exactly do that while we are on the road.

So I needed something that is portable, easy to pack, lightweight, and something I could fit in my pocket. Growing up I used to have a Nintendo DS. So the more I thought about it, the more I wanted one once more.

I decided on the one above. It wasn’t bad on on the wallet either. I got the system and game for less than $100.00. Now if you do get a DS they are plenty to choose from. I went with a Mid to late release of the system so I could play more games on it. So what do y’all do for hobbies while out on the road?

Our First YouTube Video


We took the plunge and dived into the world of Vlogging. We bought a Go Pro and will be filming our adventures while out on the road. It will be interesting to bring friends and family along on this crazy adventure.

A lot of friends and family have been asking for updates, so we figured this would be the easiest way to keep people updated and not have to repeat ourselves.

We are also doing this for us. We want to have something that we can look back on the memories that trucking has created for us. We are very blessed to be able to travel the USA for a living. Yes, it will have it’s up and downs, but every job does. What we love about it is we love to travel and we are at some place new every day.

Our training has been going smooth so far. We have been out on the road longer than expected, but that’s ok. We have seen 16 states. So far our favorite states that we have driven through have been New Mexico and Colorado. The drive from New Mexico into Colorado is absolutely stunning.

The video explains our first set back during our training. We might be exploring St. Louis, MO this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned for more updates.  God bless and happy travels.


Richie & Melissa



Trucking Adventure 

Our trucking careers have officially started. We have gone on the road for over a month now.

We have seen some pretty amazing views of the this great country of ours. One thing for sure is we are ready to be back home.

The best drive has been through New Mexico going up to Colorado.

We are blessed that we get to travel as a living and learning some new about trucking every day. 

So far we have got to stay in Texas for a week, and unfortunately our truck broke down near Quincy, IL. But on the bright side we got visit the boyhood home of Mark Twain. 

We will be starting a podcast soon and will be updating this blog more often. Stay Tuned. 

New Year New Plans!

2016 is now in the books. What a year it was. Melissa and I started new careers and moved across state lines. I was reflecting on what I would like to accomplish in 2017.


The top thing I would like to accomplish in 2017 is to read through the New Testament of the Bible. To help me with I found a great reading plan from Lifegate Church in Kansas City. You can find it Here. You will need to be able to read PDF.

(Sample of the first week)



The second thing I would like to accomplish in 2017 is to read more books. I found a great challenge to help with this. It’s called The Christian Reading Challenge. It has four different levels. Tim Challies posted it on his website. You can find his post Here.



Melissa and I are starting a new career in the Trucking industry. Yep, we are becoming truckers. We will be traveling a lot more in 2017. I hope to have an accident free year and safe travels. Once we get our truck, we plan on making devotionals from the truck.


What are some of your plans for 2017?