Archive | May 2017

The Natural Wonders of the U.S.

We all know that there are the 7 Wonders of the World, but with our RV transport, manufactured housing, & mobile home drivers, we know that they see TONS of stuff driving across the country & it made us wonder, what are the wonders of the United Sates (we couldn’t decide on just 7)?

  • Grand Canyon – 18 miles wide, 1 mile deep with the Colorado River below, & showing almost 2 billion years of Earth’s history.
  • Niagra Falls – A collection of 3 waterfalls, these combined have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world.
  • Everglades – The U.S.’s biggest subtropical wilderness (1.5 million acres) is the habitat for rare/endangered species like the manatee, Florida panther, & crocodile.
  • Death Valley – The land of extremes (snow covered peaks & wildflowers after the rain) & the hottest, driest, lowest point in all of North America.
  • Yosemite Valley – Near vertical walls, 10 waterfalls, & yellow pine & oak forests make this one-of-a-kind.
  • Yellowstone – Home to many of the world’s geysers including Old Faithful which shoots 140’ of water.
  • Redwood Forest – Home to the tallest trees in the world (over 350 feet) and almost 40 miles of immaculate Pacific Ocean coastline.
  • Mammoth Cave – Named a World Heritage Site & hidden in the Midwest’s Kentucky, this is the world’s longest known cave system.
  • Acadia – With the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast, this is the first national park east of the Mississippi River.
  • Crater Lake – Formed by the collapse of a volcano, this is the deepest & possibly most pristine U.S. lake fed by rain & snow

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What do you think – do you agree? Which ones have you been to?

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Featured Driver – Gary Stritesky

As we continue to celebrate warmer temps & the coming summer season, we also continue to celebrate our contractors because without all of you, what we do wouldn’t exist. For May, we are recognizing Gary Stritesky from our Howe terminal. He’s a Midwest native being from Elk River, Minnesota and has been a contractor with Star Fleet for 3 years, but he’s no stranger to the transportation industry having been a bus driver for around 40 years!

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The funniest thing he’s seen out on the road was when he had to sit & wait for a Canadian Lynx to cross the road. However, out of traveling through so many states he tell us that his favorite is Oregon because of its views and coastline, specifically along the Columbia River. I think many of our contractors would also agree!

One of Gary’s favorite things to do when he’s not driving…is…well…driving, except his Harley rather than his pickup truck as you can see above. However since he’s also a barber and carpenter, perhaps you’ll find him giving a trim or building something. And if all that isn’t interesting enough, Gary was on season 14 (Fiji) of Survivor! His nickname on the show was Papa Smurf.

We love to learn more about our contractors & are so glad to have Gary on our side – thanks for choosing to #DriveForStarFleet!