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Dinner

I know, I know, I'm a terrible creature of habit...

About to eat dinner.

All that remains of a bean burrito...

Dinner before unloading in a short while.

Waiting to unload.

Late lunch has arrived.

Loaded next door, eating a very late lunch.

Eating dinner.

Waiting to unload here tomorrow morning.

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  • Look at your cards
    It’s funny how age effects your decision making. I recall being advised when I was a young lad that to further invest in the trucking industry by applying for operating authorities at that time would be very risky and the smart…
  • Ready to make the round?
    Three years after the first pre-publication, the regulation amending the Quebec safety standards for road vehicles have been adopted. Now the new regulation is aligned with the National Safety Code standards. In addition, the regulations have the effect of replacing…
  • The benefits of online driver training
    Traditionally, the mere mention of training can be met with disapproval among professional drivers, and can cause frustration due to the inconvenience of scheduling. Getting a group together on a Saturday or Sunday morning is not the most ideal learning…
  • Fuel for thought
    Industry players visit the test track at Transport Canada's Motor Vehicle Test and Research Center
  • Cummins unveils new engine platform
    New X15 to provide stronger fuel economy and performance
  • You can build a fence but everything still permeates it
    I am sure you will all be pleased and interested to know that I have added another pastime to my morning ritual. In addition to retrieving two newspapers from whatever overgrown foliage is the delivery person’s preferred target of the…
  • Petro-Canada reveals PC-11 launch campaign
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Petro-Canada Lubricants announced the launch of its ‘The Tougher. The Better.’ campaign today. The new campaign reveals its PC-11 branding in advance of the introduction of two new categories of heavy duty engine oils in December. “Durability, strength…
  • Make way for the quiet leader who listens
    The leaders that shaped the trucking industry of today were forged in the cauldron of deregulation in the late 1980s. At a time of regulatory upheaval which saw once powerful companies get mired in outdated thinking and become paralyzed by…
  • Raising the bar for driver training
    Ontario has made good on a promise to toughen the process of obtaining a commercial driver’s licence. In late June, it announced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) and for the first time will require new drivers to undergo a fairly rigorous…
  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes increase
    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics revealed today that volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads stayed strong through the second quarter of 2016. Compared to last month, volumes were flat, down marginally by two percent month-over-month. Year-over-year volumes were lower…
  • What makes Canada different from the United States?
    I recently had a client visit here from the United States. After a long discussion, I gleaned the following. It’s not just the weather that’s cooler in Canada. He made some observations. You live next door to a clean-cut, quiet…
  • Teletrac launches new fleet management platform
    GLENVIEW, Ill. — Teletrac Navman released its latest software platform called Teletrac Navman Director this week. The platform is now available worldwide and it intelligently tracks assets and collects valuable data to meet a range of business needs and to drive…
  • Nexiq Technologies rolls out eTechnician software combo
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Nexiq Technologies rolled out the latest release of eTechnician recently, which now includes two PC-based software applications— eTechnician Heavy Duty Standard (HDS) and eTechnician Light and Medium Truck (LMT). The company said in a release that the…
  • Maxion Wheels rolls out five-year warranty on on commercial vehicle steel wheels
    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels announced recently that it is introducing a five-year standard warranty with its MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish on the company’s hub-piloted single and wide-base tubeless disc steel wheels sold in North America. The MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish…
  • Dana Holding Corp. to change name to Dana Incorporated
    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced this week that beginning August 1, it will change the company name to Dana Incorporated. Dana says that this change was made to better reflect how the company conducts its business in the global…
  • TransForce posts Q2 results
    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce’s Q2 earnings were affected by the slowing Canadian economy and weakness in the North American freight market. The company reported adjusted net income of $54.9 million compared to $66.6 million over the same period last year.…
  • Mack Trucks gives business update, provides details on new DME-fuelled trucks
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite the soft market, there are plenty of positives surrounding Mack Trucks this year. That was the message executives of Mack Trucks gave to trucking journalists this week at a press conference in the place the…
  • Mullen Group positioning for oil and gas recovery
    OKOTOKS, Alta. — The time has come to start preparing for a recovery in the oil and gas segment and to position Mullen Group for growth. That was a message from Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen to analysts during a…
  • Mullen Group grows profits despite “pretty deep recession” in Alberta
    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group posted second quarter earnings that exceeded analyst expectations, even on shrinking trucking revenues. Total revenue came in at $247 million, down 13.3% from last year’s Q2. The oilfield services segment saw revenue drop by $31.7…
  • DON’T FIGHT THE ELD MANDATE
    David Bradley tells attendees of the OTA Council Summit what small fleets are missing when they fight against the ELD mandate.

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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