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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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  • DRTA’s MTO Information Night
    The session will feature Joe Lynch from the MTO as the guest speaker who will cover topics like: E-logs, oversized/overweight load permits, LCVs, driver training requirements, and wheel separations. Lynch will also be taking questions from the audience. To reserve…
  • Today’s Technology and Trucking
    Volvo Trucks’ Paul Kudla explains what is technologically possible today.
  • Canadian Peterbilt dealers among North America’s best
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Peterbilt Manitoba was recently recognized as the Peterbilt’s First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year. It boasted the highest dealer group performance for First Class Service Excellence, according to the company. “Whether it’s advanced diagnostic equipment…
  • SambaSafety buys Vigillo
    PORTLAND, Ore. – SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, a provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance. Vigillo is best known for its CSA monitoring platform, which allows carriers to gain detailed visibility into their safety…
  • MELT is coming
    Panelists answer what the industry can expect come July 1
  • PMTC to address marijuana, ELDs and sleep apnea at Calgary seminar
    CALGARY, Alta. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will be returning to Alberta this May to bring its regional seminar series again to Western Canada. Topic will include the ongoing analysis of marijuana in the workplace, as…
  • ATA throws support behind NACV show
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said today it will support the new North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV). “As the nation’s foremost trucking industry association, it only made sense for ATA to support our supplier community, many…
  • TomTom reveals list of most traffic congested cities
    AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – TomTom released the results of its 2017 Traffic Index today which details the most traffic congested cities around the world. Mexico City, Mexico was once again named the most traffic congested city in the world. According…
  • Truck writers identify top technical achievements
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Truck Writers of North America (TWNA) says the top five finalists for its 2016 Technical Achievement Award include engines, a disc brake, a steel wheel and electronic cruise control products. For the first time, the annual…
  • Truck-Lite names new vice-president of sales
    FALCONER, N.Y. – Truck-Lite has named John Cecco as its new vice-president of sales, who will oversee the company’s aftermarket sales, customer service, pricing and forecasting departments. Cecco, previously Truck-Lite’s vice-president of operations, will replace Bob Ives, who will be…
  • Doepker adds new line to its selection of semi-trailers
    ANNAHEIM, Sask. – Doepker Industries has added the Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing line to its portfolio, which include sliding tilt decks, low beds, crane dollies, jeeps and boosters. Dirk Woestenenk, previous general manager of Edmonton Trailer Manufacturing, has joined Doepker as…
  • DRTA reveals details about upcoming annual MTO Information Night
    WHITBY, Ont. — The Durham Region Transportation Association (DRTA) has announced  it is hosting its annual MTO Information on March 8, 2017. The session will feature Joe Lynch from the MTO as the guest speaker who will cover topics like:…
  • PIT Group adds another US mega-fleet
    ATLANTA, Ga. – PIT Group has welcomed another large US fleet to its roster. C.R. England has joined the organization, which offers unbiased research and testing of fuel-saving technologies and techniques. “PIT Group will help us identify opportunities to save…
  • UPS makes successful drone delivery
    LITHIA, Fla. – UPS and truck-launched drone maker Workhorse Group this week delivered a residential package by drone, which was launched from atop a package truck. The package was successfully delivered to a home Feb. 20. The drone then returned…
  • BettsHD reveals new Trailer Mud Flap Retention System
    FRESNO, Calif. – BettsHD has unveiled a new Trailer Mud Flap Retention System that it claims virtually eliminates the age old problem of mud flap loss on trailers with sliders. The BettsHD system is specifically designed for the retrofit or “as needed”…
  • Truck West March 2017
    Click here to download the March 2017 Truck West Digital Edition
  • US freight economy showing “signs of life”: ATA
    ARLINGTON, Va. – US for-hire truck tonnage increased 2.9% in January, on the heels of a 4.3% contraction in December. The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) says its tonnage index was up 2.6% compared to January 2016. For all of 2016,…
  • One week left to take the youth in trucking survey: Trucking HR Canada
    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada is calling on all employers and employees in the Canadian trucking industry to have their say and complete its youth in trucking survey. The survey is part of Trucking HR Canada’s plan to develop a national…
  • Ray West accepts promotion at TMW Systems
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ray West has been named senior vice-president and general manager of TMW Systems’ complete portfolio of transportation management solutions. West has been in the transportation industry for 28 years. “This is a period of significant innovation at TMW, and Ray’s…
  • Team Penske restores The Blue Hilton
    MOORESVILLE, N.C.  – After a long restoration process, Team Penske has unveiled a customized 1972 International Fleetstar truck known in the racing circles as “The Blue Hilton.”  According to Penske, the truck was one of the first known enclosed transporters used for…
  • Poor January Retail Sales May Signal the Market Hit Bottom
    U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks in January - typically a skimpy point in any year - barely squeaked past 10,000 units and were the lowest in nearly six years as they fell 31.4% year-over-year, WardsAuto.com reported.
  • Vigillo Acquired by SambaSafety
    Driver risk-management firm SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, a provider of data analytics software designed to help carriers manage their performance under the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
  • Ritchie Bros. Orlando Auction Expected to Be Its Biggest of Year
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Ritchie Bros. auction here Feb. 20-24 is scheduled to be the company's biggest of the year, putting up for bid 10,092 pieces of industrial-based equipment arrayed side-by-side across more than 200 acres and including hundreds of Class 8 and medium-duty trucks, company executives said.
  • Claims for Jobless Benefits Point to Firm Job Market
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased last week, while staying within a range that shows subdued firings.
  • CEO Troy Clarke Adds Chairman Title at Navistar
    Navistar International Corp. CEO Troy Clarke is now also chairman of the company's board of directors, the original equipment manufacturer said Feb. 21.
  • Trucking Futures Exchange Could Launch This Summer
    DAT Solutions has teamed with TransVix to establish a futures exchange that'll allow trucking companies, third-party logistics providers and shippers to hedge against uncertainty in spot market rates, a venture that could launch as early as this summer.
  • Central Freight Agrees to Buy Wilson Trucking
    Less-than-truckload carrier Central Freight Lines has signed a letter of intent to acquire Wilson Trucking Corp., also an LTL carrier, in a move to expand Central's service territory into the Southeast.
  • New Jersey's Bayonne Bridge Reopens Ready for Larger Containerships
    The Bayonne Bridge opened Feb. 20 in New Jersey after work was completed to raise the surface to 215 feet to ensure larger containerships can fit underneath and call the Port of New York and New Jersey.
  • Matson Profit Falls 22% in 2016
    Matson Inc., the biggest ocean cargo company serving Hawaii, suffered a 22% drop in profit in 2016 as higher expenses overshadowed revenue growth.
  • XPO Logistics Notches First Full-Year Profit Since 2011
    XPO Logistics posted its first full-year profit of the Brad Jacobs era, with net income of $63.1 million, or 53 cents a share, compared with a $245.9 million loss in 2015, or $2.65, the company said Feb. 21.
  • Existing Home Sales Rise More Than Forecast as Supply Drops
    Sales of previously owned U.S. homes climbed for the fifth time in six months to the highest level since 2007, indicating housing-market momentum will extend into 2017, National Association of Realtors data showed Feb. 22.

Mom’s Second Podcast & Beyond…

My Mom is podcasting and is doing pretty well for an 81-year-old! Here are more of her brief podcasts:

Podcast number “2 Squirrels Get Ready For Winter:”

http://m.podshow.com/media/2888/episodes/33208/rvidiots-33208-10-27-2006.mp3

Podcast number “3 Full Days:”

http://m.podshow.com/media/2888/episodes/33630/rvidiots-33630-10-29-2006.mp3

Podcast number “4 Leaves Flying:”

http://m.podshow.com/media/2888/episodes/33745/rvidiots-33745-10-30-2006.mp3

You can email her feedback at rvidiots@gmail.com.

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Mom’s First Podcast…

My 81-year-old Mom posted her first podcast this afternoon. I’ve gotten her set up with a free Podshow account and set up with CastBlaster, which, once it’s set up, simplifies podcasting to a series of simple clicks and a minimum of technical fuss. Her podcast is located at http://rvidiots.podshow.com. Here’s the direct link to her […]

Lucna Coil “Closer” Exclusive Song Debut…

I debut the Lucuna Coil song “Closer” in episode 402. Through an agreement with with the Podsafe Music Network, Lacuna Coil debuts “Closer” to the world of podcasts several days BEFORE it will be released for radio airplay! Here’s the link to episode 402:

http://m.podshow.com/media/131/episodes/33050/truckertom-33050-10-26-2006.mp3

Competition In Podcasting?…

I’ve always been pretty lucky in that I generally get lots of feedback. Only upwards of 5% of any audience ever responds or tries to participate in radio shows. I think likely translates over to podcasts, though podcast listeners do tend to be a bit more participatory.

As a Rush Limbaugh listener I’ve never tried […]

Conversation With Bruce Murray…

In episode 396 I included a 40-minute-long conversation I had with Bruce Murray that does the Zedcast podcast. Here’s the direct link to the file:

http://m.podshow.com/media/131/episodes/31690/truckertom-31690-10-18-2006.mp3

Hear Bruce talk about fun things he does in his day job, such as baste turkey with motor oil to get that just so-so appetizing look…

Here’s a photo […]

Rotating GIF From Chris Marquardt…

My friend Chris Marquardt took several photos of my head while we were at the 2006 Podcast & Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California. Here it is:

Origination Of Man’s Ego…

How man came to exist is one of those things we can never really know for sure one way or another. Clearly humanity or the universe didn’t just “randomly happen.” We can speculate endlessly on how everything came to be.

Much more interesting to me is the question of ego — how did man’s ego […]

Love Storm video…

I just produced a video for the song “Love Storm” by Richie Havens. Here’s the link to the video:

http://m.podshow.com/media/1166/episodes/31029/videovoom-31029-10-14-2006.m4v

Dr. Joel Wallach Interview…

I interviewed Dr. Joel Wallach of Youngevity regarding crocodile hunter Steve Irwin’s recent death by a getting stung in the heart by a Stingray. We also talked about many other topics. Here’s the link to the file:

http://m.podshow.com/media/131/episodes/30836/truckertom-30836-10-13-2006.mp3

Brad Gibson Interview…

In the latest episode of my podcast, 389, I included the interview/conversation I had with podcaster and blogger Brad Gibson at the 2006 Podcast & Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California held at the tail-end of September. Here’s a direct link to the MP3 audio:

http://m.podshow.com/media/131/episodes/29930/truckertom-29930-10-09-2006.mp3

Brad is a great guy to hang around with!!!!!

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