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McSupper...

Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.

Lunch

Loaded next load here.

Lunch

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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  • Breakdowns put a dent in retirement plans
    I have finally experienced something I thought would never happen. I got a phone call from my repair shop giving me an update on my truck and they told me something that made me feel all warm and fuzzy. The…
  • Drivers to blame for decreasing rates
    For years, I’ve argued for much higher pay for drivers and owner-operators. It seems a stupid argument for a small business owner to make, but at least you know my intentions are genuine. Financially successful employees are easier to work…
  • Sometimes, timing is everything
    There are nearly 200 days until the deadline to file your personal income tax return. It feels like it’s a long way off – heck, it’s not even Christmas yet. But whether you operate one truck or a small fleet…
  • In support of e-logs
    The move to electronic logging devices (ELDs) is a point of contention for some, but on the flip side, there has been a push towards this mandate to help level the playing field across the industry. There is a definite…
  • CTA’s Bradley gives American conference a snapshot of trucking in Canada
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Though they may be neighbors, Canada the US aren’t exactly in line when it comes to trucking matters. David Bradley, president and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, gave a brief presentation to attendees at the joint…
  • FastFrate names Adams vice-president of logistics and commercial development
    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated FastFrate has named Michael Adams as its new vice-president of logistics and commercial development. Working out of the FastFrate head office in Woodbridge, Ont., Adams brings more than 22 years of experience with Canadian Pacific in…
  • Two-truck platoons can reduce fuel consumption by 4%: NACFE
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Two-truck platoons have the potential to reduce fuel consumption by about 4%, averaged across both vehicles. That’s the finding from the latest North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) confidence report, published today. “Two-truck platooning, an…
  • Navistar SuperTruck doubles freight efficiency
    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar announced today its SuperTruck demonstration vehicle, dubbed CatalIST, improved freight efficiency by 104%. That’s more than double what the US Department of Energy (DOE), which funded the project, had called for. The control vehicle was a…
  • PeopleNet, TMW reveal winners of innovation awards
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At its joint user conference in Nashville, Tenn. this week, PeopleNet and TMW Systems announced the winners of its 2016 Innovator of the Year awards. The awards recognize customers of each company that have best leveraged technology…
  • Transwestern Truck Centres to hold open house in Calgary
    CALGARY, Alta. – Transwestern Truck Centres will hold a pair of open houses Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to showcase what the Mack Trucks parts dealership has to offer. Selling and finding parts for light-, medium- and heavy-duty Mack trucks,…
  • How to use data to your advantage
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It seems that in trucking, though there are countless fleets big and small across North America, the same ones receive awards and recognition within the industry. So what are these fleets doing to keep their drivers on…
  • Truck show shines
    Lesco event continues to grow and give to a worthy cause
  • Utility introduces lighter-weight flatbed
    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. – Utility Trailer has announced the introduction of a lighter-weight 4000AE flatbed trailer. “Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director of marketing for Utility…
  • Mack Trucks awarded for video ‘The Horn’
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks has been recognized for its film production with four bronze awards for its video ‘The Horn.’ Selected from more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and several countries, the 37th annual Telly Awards honored…
  • New Brunswick chips in to help solve trucking’s labor shortage
    MIRAMICHI, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) will get up to $200,000 from the New Brunswick government to identify ways to address labor shortages in the trucking industry. “The trucking industry is a major employer in our province,…
  • Total announces CK-4, CJ-4 engine oil line
    LASALLE, Que. – Total Canada has announced the launch of its new Rubia Optima heavy-duty engine oils, engineered to the new API CK-4 and FA-4 specifications. The new Rubia Optima range is designed for heavy-duty engines and complies with the…
  • Consolidated Fastfrate celebrates 50 years, shifts business strategy
    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated Fastfrate on Wednesday kicked off a series of coast-to-coast celebrations of its 50-year history and recognized the contributions of its longest-serving employees. All employees who have served for 20 years or longer will be recognized at…
  • New truck speed limiter adjusts to local speed limits
    CALGARY, Alta. – Magtec Products and SpeedGuage are bringing to market an aftermarket truck speed limiter that adheres to local speed limits. SpeedGuage will serve as a reseller of the SafeSpeed service to the fleet telematics sector, the companies announced.…
  • CITT elects new Toronto-area executive council
    TORONTO, Ont. – Duane Chiasson will once again serve as chairman of the Toronto Area Council of the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT). He was elected to the position on Aug. 31 at the Council’s general meeting. Vice-chair…
  • Are you ready for ELDs?
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Attention US fleets and those Canadian fleets who operate on American soil: Are you prepared for the ELD mandate? With the US ELD mandate deadline coming in closer than many fleets are prepared for, PeopleNet took the…

1974 Conversation

1974 Conversation… www.truckertompodcast.com

Foundation of Human Understanding

1973 Galaxy Note 7

1973 Galaxy Note 7… www.truckertompodcast.com

Foundation of Human Understanding

I describe my experiences with my new Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

1972 Verizon May Cut Off My Data

English: blue scissors Español: tijeras azules

English: blue scissors Español: tijeras azules (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1972 Verizon May Cut Off My Data… www.truckertompodcast.com

Foundation of Human Understanding

1971 The Present Moment

 

 

1971 The Present Moment… www.truckertompodcast.com

 

 

 

 

 

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1970 Self Driving Vehicles

English: An Image taken in Tyne and Wear, Engl...

English: An Image taken in Tyne and Wear, England above the A1(M) motorway of vehicles driving on the left heading north and driving on the right heading south. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1970 Self Driving Vehicles…  www.truckertompodcast.com

Foundation of Human Understanding

1969 Self Driving Vehicles Will Be Banned

20px + 20px

20px + 20px (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1969 Self Driving Vehicles Will Be Banned

Foundation of Human Understanding

1968 Living In The Present Moment

Abraham Lincoln in present time.

Abraham Lincoln in present time. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1968 Living In The Present Moment

Foundation of Human Understanding

1967 Are We Living In A Simulation?

English: Simulation

English: Simulation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1967 Are We Living In A Simulation?… www.truckertompodcast.com

Foundation of Human Understanding

1966 Phone Talk

English: Phone at MKW.

English: Phone at MKW. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1966 Phone Talk… www.truckertompodcast.com

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1965 Part Two Of A Very Long Podcast

Example variable speed limit sign in the Unite...

Example variable speed limit sign in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is the final 25:10 of probably my longest podcast ever. I pushed my recording software of choice, Adobe Audition 1.5 to its absolute limits.

Foundation of Human Understanding