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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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  • 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…
  • ‘Everyone has a season’
    Port of Vancouver USA CEO holds true to his word and steps down after four years
  • Handing over the reins
    Portage Transport will continue to be in good hands, owners say
  • When the media comes calling
    The trucking industry shares its workplace with the public and tractor-trailers are de facto rolling billboards for the company that owns them. Such risk exposure and visibility puts fleets in a tough place should a high-profile incident take place at…
  • A roadmap for URS
    Calgary has been my home for the past 30-some years. When I moved here, it was easy to predict how long it would take to get from place to place, barring road construction or a traffic collision. Travel didn’t take…
  • Get past the frustrations and embrace new technologies
    Despite the fact that my near-three year old has been honing her mastery of my smartphone for close to two years, and, on the other side of the spectrum, my grandfather, who turns 90 this June, showed off his new…
  • Connecting Canada’s north
    Could public-private funding help build year-round roads in the north?
  • The cost of moving freight
    New report looks at the pros and cons of moving product by truck
  • Why are Canadian transportation businesses failing?
    Business is a series of interactions between individuals that involves the exchange of goods and services for some form of remuneration.  It is a living and breathing organism that must deal with its internal and external environments.  Each individual within…
  • Lou Smyrlis completes the Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope challenge
    LONDON, Ont. — Truck News’s publisher and editorial director, Lou Smyrlis, rappelled off of  the 26-storey TD Tower in London, Ont., successfully completing Trucking For Wishes’s Rope for Hope event on June 17.   The event was in partnership with Make-A…

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