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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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  • Cargo theft a concern during July 4 weekend
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – CargoNet has analyzed cargo theft data in Canada and the US from 2012 to 2015 and found that between July 2-9, nonalcoholic beverages, major appliances and copper were some of the more popular targeted items. The…
  • Schneider says it nearly eliminated cargo theft in 2015
    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Schneider has announced that of the company’s more than three million loads moved last year, 99.999% were theft-free. In an age when cargo thieves have run rampant, Schneider said it has incorporated multiple overlapping elements to…
  • Trucking HR Canada expands its efforts focusing on women in the industry
    OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada has announced three new resources – My Toolbox for Mentoring Women, Inventory of Resources and a women in trucking video – as part of its Women With Drive initiative. My Toolbox for Mentoring Woman…
  • Mandatory entry-level driver training officially introduced
    TORONTO, Ont. – Starting July 1, 2017, Ontario drivers who want to take the Class A road test will first be required to successfully complete a mandatory entry-level training course. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is applauding the June 28…
  • Excess inventory a concern, but truck market remains strong: Volvo
    SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Sluggish order activity and high dealer inventories are plaguing Volvo and other truck makers this year, but Volvo continues to project North American Class 8 truck sales to come in at around 250,000 units. Not a bad…
  • 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…

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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