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Getting motorcycle oil changed.

About to eat lunch.

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Getting fuel.

Hanging out in Kansas City at the company yard waiting for the next load, which should be coming sometime tomorrow.

About to head on towards Kansas City.

Dinner

Stopped here for the night on my way to Kansas City.

Picking up the next load here.

Ate lunch here. Good food, reasonable price, friendly people.

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  • Ethnic, language and gender diversity key to easing driver shortage: CarriersEdge
    MARKHAM, Ont. – “Millennials, the group that trucking wants to target to help with the driver shortage, represent more than one quarter of the US population and have overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation,” Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge,…
  • Andy Transport opens maintenance center in Boucherville
    SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. – For the second time in six months, Andy Transport has acquired a new maintenance center, this time in Boucherville, Que. The over 96,000 square foot, 18 bay location is the third to be strategically placed in the…
  • US trucking spends nearly $10 billion on safety, report finds
    ARLINGTON, Va. — A new report released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reveals the US trucking industry invests at least US$9.5 billion in safety per year. “We know this industry prioritizes and invests in improving safety on our nation’s…
  • Second leg of Healthy Fleet Challenge begins July 1
    LONDON, Ont. — Leg two of the 2016 Healthy Fleet Challenge is about to get underway July 1. There will be a fresh leaderboard as the July walking challenge begins. This year, organizers at Healthy Trucker broke the competition up…
  • Cargo theft a concern during July 4 weekend
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – CargoNet has analyzed cargo theft data in Canada and the US from 2012 to 2015 and found that between July 2-9, nonalcoholic beverages, major appliances and copper were some of the more popular targeted items. The…
  • Schneider says it nearly eliminated cargo theft in 2015
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Schneider has announced that of the company’s more than three million loads moved last year, 99.999% were theft-free. In an age when cargo thieves have run rampant, Schneider said it has incorporated multiple overlapping elements to…
  • Trucking HR Canada expands its efforts focusing on women in the industry
    OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada has announced three new resources – My Toolbox for Mentoring Women, Inventory of Resources and a women in trucking video – as part of its Women With Drive initiative. My Toolbox for Mentoring Woman…
  • Mandatory entry-level driver training officially introduced
    TORONTO, Ont. – Starting July 1, 2017, Ontario drivers who want to take the Class A road test will first be required to successfully complete a mandatory entry-level training course. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding the June 28…
  • Excess inventory a concern, but truck market remains strong: Volvo
    SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Sluggish order activity and high dealer inventories are plaguing Volvo and other truck makers this year, but Volvo continues to project North American Class 8 truck sales to come in at around 250,000 units. Not a bad…
  • Express Mondor raises money for breast cancer research
    LANORAIE, Que. – Express Mondor’s annual golf tournament raised $28,000 for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, bringing its three year total to more than $80,000. The charity event saw 204 golfers and 250 guests in total take part in bringing…
  • Cervus Peterbilt to hold Barrie open house July 7
    BARRIE, Ont. – Cervus Peterbilt will hold an open house at its Barrie, Ont. location July 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is intended to provide an opportunity for people to catch up on everything the company…
  • Alberta truck drivers compete for championships in Red Deer
    RED DEER, Alta. – The Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) has released the official results of its 2016 Professional Truck Driving Championships held in Red Deer June 25. Also known as the Roadeo, the event features truck driving competitions in…
  • Scotlynn Group helps Habitat for Humanity Brant house build project
    SIMCOE, Ont. – The Scotlynn Group, a multinational transportation and agriculture organization, has launched an ‘employee giving campaign’ called Scotlynn Cares, which will help Habitat for Humanity Brant’s first home build project in Simcoe, Ont. Launched by Scotlynn’s Scott Biddle…
  • Peterson holds annual Fleet Forum to address key issues facing the industry
    GRANDVIEW, Mo. – Peterson Manufacturing held its 5th annual Fleet Forum at its Grandview, Mo. headquarters June 14-15, with representatives from nine national trucking fleets and speakers from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) featured during the event. The forum is…
  • US trailer orders for May decline: ACT Research
    COLUMBIA, Ind. – Trailer orders in May fell 14% month over month and 10% year over year in the US, according to ACT Research’s most recent State of the Industry report. “New orders continued to ease in May, following seasonally projected…
  • OTA’s Bradley reflects back on 30 years in trucking
    TORONTO, Ont. — As the career of David Bradley as the long-running leader of the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance winds down, he’ll be remembered, among other things, for his candor and honesty. Those traits were on display…
  • Extension of Calgary’s 61st Ave. S.E. to improve access for truckers and all motorists
    CALGARY, Alta. – The City of Calgary celebrated the opening of the 61st Avenue S.E. extension June 23, which will give truckers a more direct route between transportation corridors and distribution centers in southeast Calgary. There to mark the occasion…
  • Rope for Hope event raises $67,000
    LONDON, Ont. — The Rope for Hope event that saw 14 individuals from the trucking industry rappel off a 26-storey building in London, Ontario in mid-June has helped raise a total of $67,000 to help grant wishes of children with life…
  • Enercon Canada partners with Mercedes-Benz, adds Sprinter 4x4s to fleet
    SMITHVILLE, Ont. – A new partnership was celebrated today at a Niagara Region wind farm in Smithville, Ont. Hans-Jörg Mehl, vice-president and CFO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Michael Weidemann, executive vice-president of Enercon Canada and Volker Kendziorra, global head of service…
  • Start planning now for ELD regulation, expert advises
    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian carriers should start planning now for the implementation of an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which is coming in the US by December 2017 and in Canada at some point thereafter. That was the message from…

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)

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Foundation of Human Understanding

1966 Phone Talk

English: Phone at MKW.

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

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Foundation of Human Understanding

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

1965 Part One Of A Very Long Podcast

Codificació mp3 de la gravació d'unes castanyo...

Codificació mp3 de la gravació d’unes castanyoles, realitzada amb l’ajuda d’un editor d’àudio(Adobe Audition). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have finally pushed my podcast recording software of choice — Adobe Audition 1.5 — to its very limits. I now know that I cannot render an MP3 file longer than 3:09:07. I’m surprised I haven’t ran into this limitation before. But now I know. So, this is part one. Part two, the final 25:10 is rendered into a separate MP3 file and will be podcasted in it’s own post. So if you find you are missing something, come back and find the other part of the file, it will be in the very next entry.

Foundation of Human Understanding

1964 Civilized or Beast Man?

1964 Civilized or Beast Man?

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Foundation of Human Understanding

1963 No Excuse For Abortion

1963 No Excuse For Abortion

Foundation of Human Understanding

1962 Why The Depraved Are Driven To Further Depravity

Gustave Doré's illustration to Dante's Inferno...

Gustave Doré’s illustration to Dante’s Inferno. Plate IX: Canto III: Arrival of Charon. “And lo! towards us coming in a boat / An old man, hoary with the hair of eld, / Crying: ‘Woe unto you, ye souls depraved!'” (Longfellow’s translation) “And, lo! toward us in a bark / Comes an old man, hoary white with eld, / Crying “Woe to you, wicked spirits!” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1962 Why The Depraved Are Driven To Further Depravity

Foundation of Human Understanding

1961 False Illigitimate Political Choices

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Foundation of Human Understanding

1960 How Are Truckers Paid?

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Foundation of Human Understanding