Author Archives: Will Haynie

Bucky Birt NASCAR Commentary: Not the “R” Word

  Not The “R” Word!        By Bucky Birt On Thursday, Jeff Gordon announced that 2015 will be his final full-time year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and his final shot at winning a Sprint Cup title. One he really wants to win. If he does he will be a 5-time NASCAR champion. During a video conference with media, ...

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Patriots & Under Inflated Footballs: So What?

Most of us saw the NFL playoff game. A trip to the :$&er Bowl on the line (the NFL doesn’t let other media outlets use the real name!), raining and cold in New England. If you’ve ever thrown a football in cold, wet conditions, you know that it can feel like a brick. After an interception by the Colts, an ...

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NASCAR REPORT by Bucky Birt

Pictured left to right are: Ray Richer, Brennan Newberry, Bucky Birt. My  Friendship with NASCAR Driver Brennan Newberry By Bucky Birt Readers, I’d like to tell you all of a little story at how I became friends with the coolest race car driver ever. In 2013, I along with others, was selected to host a tweet meet at Rockingham Speedway for the NASCAR ...

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College Football Playoff – What Do You Think?

What did you think about this week’s so-called “first true” college national championship football game? We want to know what you think. Seems folks around the country have mixed feelings about how “true” the current four-team playoff system is in getting a national champion. Why? Simple – first of all, the four teams in the playoff were all selected by ...

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Joke of the Day: You’ll Wanna Tell This One

A husband went to the sheriff’s department to report that his wife was missing. Husband: My wife is missing. She went shopping yesterday and has not come home. Sergeant: What is her height? Husband: Gee, I’m not sure. A little over five-feet tall. Sergeant: Weight? ? Husband: Don’t know. Not slim, not really fat. Sergeant: Color of eyes? Husband: Never ...

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Your Comments Wanted In Our “Unload” Section

Truckers are known for several things, among them are hard work, safe driving, and having no shortage of opinions or information to share. That’s why Palmetto Payload has our “Unload” section for your comments. What do you think about current events? Sports? NASCAR? Traffic issues? Fuel taxes? To comment, all you need to do is sign up – it’s FREE ...

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Check Traffic 24/7 Right Here

You can get up-to-the-minute Lowcountry traffic reports right here on our web site. Just use our navigation tool, go to “Local Traffic,” and you’ll see the feed from the SC Department of Transportation for the Lowcountry, including I-95 and most of I-26. If you have  breaking traffic news to report, you can always report it on our Facebook page. We’d ...

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Weekly Fishing Report

Editor’s Note: We are proud to have a partnership with CharlestonFishing.com to provide our weekly fishing report. We hope you’ll enjoy reading it here and click on their web site for a big load of Lowcountry fishing information. CharlestonFishing.Com Weekly Report As we roll into a new year, many will consider purchasing a used boat for a new to them ...

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Should SC Increase Fuel Taxes?

We’re betting that most truckers don’t favor increasing SC fuel taxes. They increase operator costs, plus, it’s the principle of the thing. The other side of the coin is the fact that trucking needs roads, and SC’s roads are not in great shape, requiring up to $1.47 BILLION in repairs and upgrades over the next decades just to stay current. ...

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Sheriff Drives 100 mph While DUI. Would A Trucker Still Have Their Job?

Berkeley County SC Sheriff Wayne Dewitt recently was arrested and charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and possibly more charges. Local media are all showing the dashboard video provided by law enforcement of his vehicle swerving in traffic at a high rate of speed, his arrest and field sobriety test. A reader poll in the Post & ...

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