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  • Tallman Truck Centre acquires Woodbine Truck Centre
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Tallman Truck Centre just got a little bigger. Announced today, the company has acquired Woodbine Truck Centre, which has been an International truck dealership since 1969. Woodbine is also the Kalmar Ottawa Shunt Tractor distributor for the…
  • Women in Trucking auction off ceremonial first pitch for Cleveland Indians game
    PLOVER, Wisc.—Step up to the plate, baseball fans. Women in Trucking is hosting an auction for one lucky person to throw the ceremonial first pitch for the Cleveland Indians on September 27. The highest bidder will throw the first pitch…
  • New sales head at Decisiv
    GLEN ALLEN, Va. – Decisiv Inc. has added a trucking and logistics industry veteran to its senior management team. The service relationship management solutions provider named Vince Polentes as its vice-president of North American sales. In his new role, he…
  • Omnitracs set to acquire XRS Corporation
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Omnitracs announced today that it will be acquiring XRS Corporation for $5.60 a share, or about $178 million in equity value. XRS is a software solutions company that helps fleets comply with changing and ongoing regulations…
  • Eaton appoints a Canadian Authorized Rebuilder
    GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton has expanded its Authorized Rebuilder Program onto Canadian soil. The Authorized Rebuilder Program, which gives fleets and drivers the option of purchasing rebuilt transmissions with 100 per cent Eaton components, now includes Truck Pacific, a division…
  • Truck driver arrested after more than 15,000 kg of tobacco seized at border crossing
    MONTREAL, Que. –  A trucker is in some serious heat after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the RCMP and the Sûreté du Québec worked together to discover he had attempted to smuggle more than 15,000 kg of contraband tobacco…
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  • Canadian DEF prices the same or slightly lower in August
    TORONTO, Ont. — Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) prices in Canada have stayed stable at the pump while decreasing in bulk and smaller quantities. According to DEF Tracker, truckload and less-than-load bulk prices in Canada decreased in August, while the average…
  • Ryder launches new rental Web site
    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System has launched a new Web site today that better helps commercial customers in the US and Canada manage their rental truck needs. The new Ryder Rental Reservation Web site allows customers to reserve trucks with…
  • Benefits of 6×2 axles, Canadian restrictions focus of new video
    With Canadian policymakers set to discuss regulations that prohibit advanced 6x2s axle configurations later this year, manufacturers and fleets have stepped up their efforts to raise awareness of the technology’s benefits. Meritor has produced a nine-minute video, including appearances from…
  • US FedEx drivers ruled employees
    Oakland, Calif. — Over two thousand FedEx drivers in California can now consider themselves employees and not contractors—at least for the time being. The change in status comes about after a court ruling on a case known as Alexander v.…
  • FMCSA responds to letter from ATA about restricting CSA scores
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary, has responded today to a letter written by the American Trucking Associations and a coalition of other organizations who pleaded for the FMCSA to restrict “unreliable” CSA scores from public view. The FMCSA…
  • ACT Research shows trailer net orders on the rise in July
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – July trailer net orders were way up (37%) year over year according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research. Year-to-date, orders rose 44% over the same time last year. Frank…
  • Bison supports Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Memorial Baton Relay
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport announced today that is a sponsor of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry’s Memorial Baton Relay. The Memorial Baton Relay, which travels across Canada and reaches Winnipeg on Thursday, marks 100 years of service for…
  • No small bump in the road
    Why a Mississauga entrepreneur wants the province to reconsider its construction plans for Hwy. 401 over the Credit River
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    A view from the Creditview crossing over the 401. A Mississauga businessman would like to see the stretch leveled off before it's widened.
  • Ryder names Top Technicians
    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System announced the winner of it 2014 Top Technicians Recognition Program today. The program was made to identify and reward Ryder’s best technicians. Winners are selected annually from the company’s team of nearly 5,000 technicians based…

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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