Have you ever had a conversation that started with a question or statement about the weather? In my town, this seems to be a common topic.
When one catches up with an old friend, the weather is always worth mentioning. Farmers have a special interest in weather, because it determines the livelihood of farmers, but everyone should comment on the weather, because it affects each of us to some extent.
In contrast, it is undeniable that our world is closely related to the transportation industry. Almost everyone owns or uses cars, and almost everything we own is transported by cars, trucks, planes, trains or ships. Although it may seem strange, I would like to suggest that we have one thing in common between weather and transportation. We are often affected by both.
It’s important to note that the weather doesn’t care about your weekend plans. Don't worry that strong winds may uproot a tree in your yard. The weather has nothing to do with your family's livelihood. The weather is only a part of our world.
Likewise, the transportation industry doesn't really care about individuals. If the price of a commodity rises, the price will inevitably flow to the final consumer. For example, most of us just try to deal with the weather and rising gasoline prices with the same perseverance. But what if someone wants to combine these two unknown elements and provide a daily report?
I think it would be cool to give a weather report at 7 AM from the perspective of a car driver. Let's face it, if the weatherman says it will rain today and the cost of windshield washer fluid is rising, you might bring a jacket and make sure you also have an extra gallon of washer fluid. I think such a report can even be called a windshield wiper report.
So, what topics do you want to hear in today's show? Do you want accurate weather reports and microchip fiasco updates? Perhaps you would rather hear reports about local auto repair shops and your expectations of a harsh, fast approaching winter?
Admit it, the idea of the windshield wiper report is fascinating, isn't it? Since I am the author of this fairy tale report, you will read what I want the world to hear in an episode of the windshield wiper report:
It may rain. Are your wipers and wiper blades ready for rain?
A cool morning means winter is here. Has your car's antifreeze been maintained this year?
The harvest has begun, and the deer are moving. Do your headlights point to the deer?
Snow is just around the corner. Will your tires slip and make you go to work?
Does your car’s brake system squeak on a wet morning?
The sun rises later and later, will you squint through a broken or broken windshield?
Although the comparison between the weather and your car fails on many levels, it is clear that you can prepare for the weather and its effects on the car.
Whether we realize it or not, when we buy goods, we are paying for the transportation industry. The goods we buy pay for maintenance and repairs in the transportation industry.
The weather is still quite unpredictable, while vehicle maintenance and repairs are very easy to predict.
To some extent, I am part of the transportation industry. My name is Doug Kleeberger, and I am an automotive instructor at the Jackson campus of the Western Minnesota Community and Technical College.
The transportation industry is screaming for workers. If you or someone you know has mechanical talents, then the industry is happy to let you join the ranks. These jobs are more reliable than weather.