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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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  • Mack, Volvo offering over-the-air engine updates
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mack and Volvo both announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council that they’ll be offering over-the-air software and parameter updates. Ash Makki, product marketing manager with Volvo, said up to 75% of engine…
  • Navistar and Volkswagen Truck & Bus close strategic alliance
    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International today announced the closing of its strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus. The closing of the alliance follows receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, finalization of agreements relating to the procurement joint venture and…
  • Stay on the safe side with enough sleep
    Do you wish you could crawl into bed and sleep for a week? You may be sleep-deprived. Be careful: getting too little sleep over the long term (chronic) or short term (acute) can affect your cognitive functions, and studies suggest…
  • Cummins extends drain intervals, offers over-the-air programming
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cummins announced longer drain intervals, over-the-air programming and a new Connected Advisor service at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. Connected Advisor provides fleets with advice concerning engine and aftertreatment-related fault codes. Fleet managers…
  • Kenworth gives out Dealer Awards
    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth doled out its Dealer Awards to its best dealers in Canada and the US  recently. The awards were given out at its recent dealer meeting in Indian Wells, California. Kenworth Montréal received its first-ever Gold Award…
  • Navistar unveils new International A26 engine
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – International this week took the wraps off its new A26 engine, which it says is lighter weight and 5% more fuel efficient than its N-series predecessor. The launch was held at the spring meeting of the Technology…
  • How to sell parts to major fleets
    Fleets want their suppliers to be technical advisors
  • Tow truck operators in Ontario now subjected to CVOR
    However, they'll be exempted from hours-of-service rules and entering truck inspection stations for now
  • Catching up to the ever-evolving technology game
    Panel discusses the changing landscape of the trucking industry at Omnitracs Outlook 2017
  • Omnitracs releases new solution to streamline daily tasks of drivers and fleets
    PHOENIX, Az. – Omnitracs announced the launch of its integrated routing, dispatching and compliance (RDC) solution today during its Outlook 2017 conference in Phoenix. The new solution aims to combine routing, dispatching, trip management, proof of delivery, hours-of-service (HOS) and…
  • Bypass app keeps drivers moving in the US and Canada
    PHOENIX, Az. – As a truck driver, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to bypass those pesky weigh stations that seem to appear so often during your daily route? Drivewyze, an intelligent transportation systems developer, may be able to…
  • FMCSA director stresses the importance of planning ahead of impending ELD mandate
    PHOENIX, Az. – With the US’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate set to come into effect this December, being prepared, knowledgeable and compliance with hours-of-service are what carriers should be focusing on now. This was the message from Federal Motor…
  • Spot a defect? Tell NHTSA.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Many truck manufacturing defects go unreported and unfixed because fleets are more likely to take the issues up directly with the manufacturer than report the problem to the government. That was the message from Bruce York, who…
  • ATA president says Trump administration will empower trucking industry
    Spear, Graham and Carroll focus on the future during opening of Omnitracs Outlook 2017
  • ATRI publishes new truck parking studies
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) posted two new truck parking studies on its website today. The lack of available truck parking is a hot research topic for ATRI and these latest studies, completed for the Minnesota…
  • Newcom, PIT Group unveils detail of upcoming SCEF
    MONTREAL, Que. —  Newcom Media together with PIT Group have revealed the details the Sommet canadien sur l’entretien de flotte (SCEF). The SCEF is set to be held in Montreal on April 19 on the sidelines of ExpoCam. According to Newcom and…
  • Why all fleets need an HR lead 
    In the past, trucking companies figured that human resources (HR) was mostly about paying people on time, keeping track of who was working when, and dealing with basic administrative matters. That just doesn’t fly today. HR involves recruitment, retention, compensation,…
  • Use of in-cab video helps, does not hinder drivers, says Omnitracs
    PHOENIX, Az. – Andrew Schimelpfenig of Omnitracs Safety Center of Excellence said employing the use of an in-cab video solution is an essential ‘reliable witness’ in the event of an incident. According to Schimelpfenig, in-cab video, both facing the driver…
  • Omnitracs provides several regulatory updates during its Outlook 2017 conference
    PHOENIX, Az. – Tom Cuthbertson, vice-president of regulatory compliance for Omnitracs, said a Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate was soon coming down the pike, and it was a positive that thus far 80% of the bill was shaping up…
  • PIT Group offers fleet evaluations
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PIT Group has announced a new service for fleets, which will evaluate their efficiency and maintenance practices. A Fleet Efficiency Review includes a comprehensive analysis of a fleet’s maintenance practices by recognized industry experts, PIT Group announced…

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