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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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  • The win-win PORTal
    A new trucker app is improving fluidity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the Port of Montreal
  • Alberta carbon tax: Money grab or economic ingenuity?
    I was looking at Twitter the other day and found a pair of opposing tweets on Alberta’s new carbon tax, which were interesting (and amusing). The first (and I am paraphrasing) read that the NDP government’s new carbon tax is…
  • Your vehicle as a health device
    In early January, I visited for the first time the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev. This event is the global showcase for new and future technologies that will change the lives of consumers. Vehicle manufacturers had…
  • Happily ever after
    How a 20-something couple is finding success – and happiness – through their shared experiences from behind the wheel
  • Gorski Bulk revamps website
    And launches a new sister site dedicated to recruitment
  • More freight, fewer trucks seen in December: TransCore
    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian capacity tightened dramatically in December, according to spot market data tracked by TransCore Link Logistics. December cross-border load volumes were “exceptional,” TransCore reports, marking the highest year-over-year increase in recorded history for the month of December.…
  • HDA Truck Pride names western rep
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – HDA Truck Pride has hired Mike Copeland to drum up new business in its western region, including Western Canada. Copeland will serve as business development manager, western region, reporting to Tom Tecklenburg. He was most recently…
  • Fleet maintenance summit to be held in conjunction with ExpoCam
    MONTREAL, Que. – Fleet maintenance professionals, manufacturers and researchers will gather before ExpoCam this spring for the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. The event, hosted by Newcom Media Quebec and PIT Group, will help fleet managers better understand and prepare for…
  • Truck News February 2017
    Click here to download the February 2017 Truck News Digital Edition
  • HDA Truck Pride adds aftermarket expert
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – HDA Truck Pride has named Tom Kennedy to the position of vice-president, product management. He will focus on product category management and growth and product line expansion, the organization, North America’s largest independent provider of parts…
  • JOST International rolls out new sensor coupling sysems
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — JOST International has introduced the new JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology. The new product allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is properly and safely coupled from inside the cab. “The streamlining associated with…
  • Truck builders reducing inventories
    Production should realign with demand in 2017, ACT Research reports
  • Truck-Lite unveils new 4-inch combination lamp
    FALCONER, N.Y. —   Truck-Lite has added the 44 series stop/turn/tail and back-up combination lamp to its existing 44 series offerings. Truck-Lite says the the 44 series stop/turn/tail and back-up combination lamp perform the functions of two lamps in one unit and…
  • Biggest Challenge… Rosedale’s Rolly Uloth
    Rosedale's Rolly Uloth discusses the biggest challenge facing carriers today.
  • Participants watch the pounds melt off in first two weeks of 10 Pound Challenge
    LONDON, Ont. — The Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge is off to a roaring start, with more than 177 pounds lost after the first 2 weeks of the challenge, Healthy Trucker announced this week. The 10 Pound Challenge is an opportunity…
  • Volvo earns WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group North America earned a Seal of Distinction for 2017 from WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority, the company announced today. The seal recognizes companies that excel in offering innovative programs and a…
  • Mack partnership means concrete customers can now track product in real time
    Two new features added to mDrive
  • Vipar Heavy Duty names new senior program manager
    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – Vipar Heavy Duty announced today that Deval Joshi is its new senior program manager. In his new role, Joshi will report to Larry Griffin, director of program management. He will be responsible for developing industry leading supplier programs…
  • Volvo Trucks awarded NJPA contract for truck chassis
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer Class 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies can now purchase…
  • Deadline to apply to Top Fleet Employers program fast approaching
    OTTAWA, Ont. — The deadline to apply for a spot in Trucking HR Canada’s fourth annual list of Top Fleet Employers is fast approaching. Online submissions will be accepted at www.TruckingHR.com until 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The program recognizes…

Podcast Listening Experiences…

To make podcasting work as a total alternative replacement listening experience, it’s necessary for me to find and subscribe to podcasts and podcasters that (1) I really like and (2) put out enough content to make it possible for me to listen for up to about 10 hours a day, day in and day out. […]

Hilly Rose Interview…

I interviewed Hilly Rose, the long-time broadcaster that introduced the idea of talking about paranormal subjects on radio and television.

I was going to drop the file on Monday morning after midnight, but something went haywire with the Podshow scheduling option and it dropped immediately. Here’s the directlink to the file:

http://m.podshow.com/media/131/episodes/26383/truckertom-26383-09-16-2006.mp3

Thanks Hilly […]

Bittorrent For “The Path To 911.”

As I mentioned in my podcast 370, I downloaded and installed a Bittorrent client program called “uTorent” which can be downloaded at http://www.utorrent.com.

I like the uTorrent program. The program download is extremely small. Also, once it’s installed and the program is opened it has a search function in the upper right corner of the […]

Motorcycle Safety…

Here’s an interesting article from Forbes & AP regarding motorcycle safety:

http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/ap/2006/09/12/ap3012044.html

I know I’ve personally seen a number of motorcycle wrecks in the past few months that I’ve happened upon that are being worked as I’m out driving around. I’m not sure why this is happening. It may be that the types of bikes […]

What Is Podcasting…

Here’s a video made by a friend and podcast listener explaining podcasting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHMjQlgwT6k

Upcoming Hilly Rose Interview…

Here’s a promo for an upcoming interview episode of my podcast that I did with veteran broadcaster Hilly Rose:

http://www.truckerphoto.com/media/trucker_tom_hilly_rose.mp3

Be sure to tune in to http://www.truckertompodcast.com on Monday, September 18, 2006.

A Cure For Digital Senility…

I have a couple of 13-year-old vintage IBM machines with Pentium 166 processors. The software they were designed to run — Windows 95 and 98 are no longer functional on the Internet, and they just don’t have enough horsepower to even begin to run today’s operating systems.

Old IBM machines such as these are engineering […]

A Real Katrina Refugee Experience…

My friend Ron Stroope posted an excellent video interview of a Hurricane Katrina refugee Ricky Lips that moved to Shreveport, Louisiana. I highly reccommend watching it. The video is located at:

http://media.podshow.com/media/1416/episodes/24108/zip71101-24108-08-31-2006.mp4