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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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  • The win-win PORTal
    A new trucker app is improving fluidity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the Port of Montreal
  • Alberta carbon tax: Money grab or economic ingenuity?
    I was looking at Twitter the other day and found a pair of opposing tweets on Alberta’s new carbon tax, which were interesting (and amusing). The first (and I am paraphrasing) read that the NDP government’s new carbon tax is…
  • Your vehicle as a health device
    In early January, I visited for the first time the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev. This event is the global showcase for new and future technologies that will change the lives of consumers. Vehicle manufacturers had…
  • Happily ever after
    How a 20-something couple is finding success – and happiness – through their shared experiences from behind the wheel
  • Gorski Bulk revamps website
    And launches a new sister site dedicated to recruitment
  • More freight, fewer trucks seen in December: TransCore
    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian capacity tightened dramatically in December, according to spot market data tracked by TransCore Link Logistics. December cross-border load volumes were “exceptional,” TransCore reports, marking the highest year-over-year increase in recorded history for the month of December.…
  • HDA Truck Pride names western rep
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – HDA Truck Pride has hired Mike Copeland to drum up new business in its western region, including Western Canada. Copeland will serve as business development manager, western region, reporting to Tom Tecklenburg. He was most recently…
  • Fleet maintenance summit to be held in conjunction with ExpoCam
    MONTREAL, Que. – Fleet maintenance professionals, manufacturers and researchers will gather before ExpoCam this spring for the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. The event, hosted by Newcom Media Quebec and PIT Group, will help fleet managers better understand and prepare for…
  • Truck News February 2017
    Click here to download the February 2017 Truck News Digital Edition
  • HDA Truck Pride adds aftermarket expert
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – HDA Truck Pride has named Tom Kennedy to the position of vice-president, product management. He will focus on product category management and growth and product line expansion, the organization, North America’s largest independent provider of parts…
  • JOST International rolls out new sensor coupling sysems
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — JOST International has introduced the new JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology. The new product allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is properly and safely coupled from inside the cab. “The streamlining associated with…
  • Truck builders reducing inventories
    Production should realign with demand in 2017, ACT Research reports
  • Truck-Lite unveils new 4-inch combination lamp
    FALCONER, N.Y. —   Truck-Lite has added the 44 series stop/turn/tail and back-up combination lamp to its existing 44 series offerings. Truck-Lite says the the 44 series stop/turn/tail and back-up combination lamp perform the functions of two lamps in one unit and…
  • Biggest Challenge… Rosedale’s Rolly Uloth
    Rosedale's Rolly Uloth discusses the biggest challenge facing carriers today.
  • Participants watch the pounds melt off in first two weeks of 10 Pound Challenge
    LONDON, Ont. — The Healthy Fleet 10 Pound Challenge is off to a roaring start, with more than 177 pounds lost after the first 2 weeks of the challenge, Healthy Trucker announced this week. The 10 Pound Challenge is an opportunity…
  • Volvo earns WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group North America earned a Seal of Distinction for 2017 from WorldatWork, a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority, the company announced today. The seal recognizes companies that excel in offering innovative programs and a…
  • Mack partnership means concrete customers can now track product in real time
    Two new features added to mDrive
  • Vipar Heavy Duty names new senior program manager
    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – Vipar Heavy Duty announced today that Deval Joshi is its new senior program manager. In his new role, Joshi will report to Larry Griffin, director of program management. He will be responsible for developing industry leading supplier programs…
  • Volvo Trucks awarded NJPA contract for truck chassis
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer Class 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies can now purchase…
  • Deadline to apply to Top Fleet Employers program fast approaching
    OTTAWA, Ont. — The deadline to apply for a spot in Trucking HR Canada’s fourth annual list of Top Fleet Employers is fast approaching. Online submissions will be accepted at www.TruckingHR.com until 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The program recognizes…

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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