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Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.


Loaded next load here.


Stopped to eat.

Eating lunch after picking next load up at Portland, Maine on my way to deliver to Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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  • Daimler names five new executives to its aftermarket and operations organization
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has made five appointments to its aftermarket and operations areas. Effective June 1, Rich Simons will take on the role of general manager of aftermarket parts sales; general manager of central service…
  • Embark unveils new self-driving truck technology
    SAN MATEO, Calif. — Embark, a new developer of self-driving technologies, unveiled its self-driving truck technology today. The company, which gained approval by the State of Nevada earlier this year to begin testing its truck on public roads, says it has…
  • Peel region starts long range transportation plan update
    Transportation representatives say they want more LCVs operating in the region
  • Onatrio’s LCV program has been a success
    Ontario in late January lifted a number of restrictions that were placed on long combination vehicles (LCVs) operating in the province, paving the way for the more widespread use of double 53s. Key changes included the removal of the cap…
  • Hacked
    Small and mid-sized carriers are easy targets for hackers
  • Buyer beware
    The clock is ticking for Canadian carriers operating in the US to install electronic logging devices. The system you choose may be the most important decision you make this year.
  • The politics of pipelines
    I like to think that everyone has a skill of some kind. That’s until I thought, “Wait, everyone has one? That means politicians, too?” This just cannot be – the only skill required is to be a lawyer, educated in…
  • OTA briefs South Asian truckers on key industry issues
    Well-attended Town Hall meeting the first of many between the two groups
  • Huayi Tire appoints western Canadian regional fleet sales manager
    MARKHAM, Ont. – Commercial and passenger tire manufacturer Huayi Tire Canada has named Terry Kindleman as its new western region fleet sales manager. With over 30 years of experience in the tire industry, including truck and car rental, sales and…
  • Total costs continue to slide
    TORONTO, Ont. —  The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers went down by 1.1% in December, according to the Canadian General Freight Index.  The base rate index also decreased by 1.7% in December while average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers…
  • CTA supports amending livestock transportation rules, but concerns remain
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) plan to modernize the rules for transporting livestock, but concerns remain over certain aspects of the proposed regulations. One key contention raised by…
  • Today’s Technology and Trucking
    Volvo Trucks’ Paul Kudla explains what is technologically possible today.
  • Canadian Peterbilt dealers among North America’s best
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Peterbilt Manitoba was recently recognized as the Peterbilt’s First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year. It boasted the highest dealer group performance for First Class Service Excellence, according to the company. “Whether it’s advanced diagnostic equipment…
  • SambaSafety buys Vigillo
    PORTLAND, Ore. – SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, a provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance. Vigillo is best known for its CSA monitoring platform, which allows carriers to gain detailed visibility into their safety…
  • Kingtec Transport Refrigeration Systems
  • MELT is coming
    Panelists answer what the industry can expect come July 1
  • PMTC to address marijuana, ELDs and sleep apnea at Calgary seminar
    CALGARY, Alta. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will be returning to Alberta this May to bring its regional seminar series again to Western Canada. Topic will include the ongoing analysis of marijuana in the workplace, as…
  • ATA throws support behind NACV show
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today it will support the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV). “As the nation’s foremost trucking industry association, it only made sense for ATA to support our supplier community, many…
  • TomTom reveals list of most traffic congested cities
    AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – TomTom released the results of its 2017 Traffic Index today which details the most traffic congested cities around the world. Mexico City, Mexico was once again named the most traffic congested city in the world. According…
  • Truck writers identify top technical achievements
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) says the top five finalists for its 2016 Technical Achievement Award include engines, a disc brake, a steel wheel and electronic cruise control products. For the first time, the annual…
  • Coming March 8: LiveOnWeb on Recruiting Young Drivers
    Young drivers are appealing to fleets, but fleets often lose them as quickly as they find them. What new methods are fleets using in recruiting efforts? In our March 8 LiveOnWeb, hosted by Transport Topics reporter David Elfin, we look at the challenge the industry faces in attracting young drivers to replace retiring drivers. Check […]
  • Vigillo's Steve Bryan Says Being Acquired Gives Him Dream Job
    NASHVILLE - It was a gorgeous day in Tennessee's capital on Feb. 24, but it wasn't the weather that put the big smile on the face of Steve Bryan, the CEO of Vigillo, based in often-damp Portland, Oregon.
  • Otto Accused of Stealing Google's Self-Driving Secrets
    It took Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo seven years to design and build a laser-scanning system to guide its self-driving cars. Uber Technologies Inc. allegedly did it in nine months. Waymo claims in a lawsuit filed Feb. 23 that was possible because an ex-employee, Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Uber-owned Otto, stole the designs and technology and started a […]
  • High CSA Scores Predict High Driver Attrition, Vigillo's Bryan Says
    A carrier that doesn't do well on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's tests of Compliance, Safety and Accountability is almost sure also to have high rates of driver attrition, according to Vigillo's data analysis of its 2,000 customers.
  • Universal Logistics Net Income Plummets 71%, But CEO Still Optimistic
    Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. reported net income plunged 71% in the fourth quarter of 2016, although the results were in line with the lower adjusted forecast that the company issued in early February.
  • Maverick's Vaughn Named Transport Topics' First Recruiter of the Year
    NASHVILLE - Brad Vaughn, vice president of recruiting for Maverick Transportation of North Little Rock, Arkansas, was named the winner of Transport Topics' first Recruiter of the Year award as the Recruitment and Retention Conference concluded here on Feb. 24.
  • James Hoffa Wins Teamsters Election But Faces Declining Union Membership
    James Hoffa has officially won re-election to serve another term as general president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, after election supervisor Richard Mark certified the vote on Feb. 16.
  • Embark Enters Race to Develop Autonomous Trucks
    A new technology company has joined the race to develop autonomous driving systems for commercial trucks. Embark, a startup based in San Mateo, California, is working to build self-driving technology that would allow trucks to run on highways with no human input.
  • The Voice of Mack the Truck Raves About Trucking
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The son of a Texaco truck driver from Bridgeport, Connecticut, actor John Ratzenberger has always had a strong affinity for the industry. So after he became famous as voluble mailman Cliff Clavin in the 1980s sitcom "Cheers" and voicing Hamm the Piggy Bank in the animated "Toy Story" movies, it was natural […]
  • ATA's Bob Costello: Better Year in Store for Trucking
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After the trucking industry endured what he termed "a freight recession" last year, American Trucking Associations' chief economist, Bob Costello, predicts a rosier 2017.
  • Port of Oakland: Big-Rig Smog Checks Reflect Change in Trucking Industry
    For trucking companies at the Port of Oakland, California, the hardest part is mostly over - if they're still in business, that is.

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