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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 Mark Dalton Project, Part 3
    After a short walk back to Mother Load, Mark opened the door, reached inside and handed a brand new logbook to Kevin. “What’s this?” Kevin asked. “It’s your logbook. Start getting into the habit of filling it out.” “But I…
  • Blood is thicker than water
    How Skelton Truck Lines is continuing to succeed under three generations of leaders
  • Ontario unveils 2017 budget
    TORONTO, Ont. — The 2017 Ontario Budget released this week followed through on a lot of commitments the government made last year. The budget established a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan and invests in  autonomous vehicle technology research and development. The province said…
  • Western Star adds new options, 25-ton XD OffRoad hauler
    PHOENIX, Ariz. — Western Star has added a new 25-ton hauler to its XD OffRoad line of equipment, aimed at smaller off-road applications, such as construction, mining, and quarry site hauling. “The XD-25 provides yet another extreme duty option for…
  • At 50, Western Star just getting started
    From humble Canadian roots, Western Star celebrates 50 years in business
  • Total costs increase in February
    TORONTO, Ont. — Results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI) show the total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased by 1.2% in February, as compared with January results. The base rate index, also increased by 0.1%…
  • Second annual Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel set for June 10
    MONCTON, N.B. — The second annual Canadian Salute to Women Behind the Wheel is set and scheduled. The salute is set to take place this year at the Atlantic Truck Show in Moncton, N.B. on Saturday, June 10 at 11…
  • OTA to host seminar on marijuana legalization
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association is wasting no time to address the issue of marijuana legalization in Canada and is hosting an exclusive workshop at its Council Summit on June 21. The seminar, titled Marijuana Legalization and Medical…
  • Best Advice… Eric Carusi
  • Canadian Tire and CP unveil 60-ft. container in Calgary
    CALGARY, Alta. – Canadian Tire and Canadian Pacific (CP) unloaded its 60-ft. container in Calgary today (April 26), marking the maiden voyage for the intermodal trailer in Alberta. Canadian Tire said the container – seven feet larger than the standard…
  • Preventing jumper’s knee
    In my practice, I commonly treat knee injuries in professional truck drivers. In fact, I would say knee injuries are second only to lower back injuries among drivers. By far, the most common acute knee injury I see in my…
  • Don’t be weak in the knees
    Traveling down the road, isn’t it great to enjoy the view through the windows of your rig? Your elevated position displays great distances of countryside and roadways, unobstructed by four-wheelers. Unfortunately, this excellent view may come at a cost. Climbing…
  • Last call to register for PMTC seminar in Calgary
    CALGARY, Alta. – Those who would like to attend the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) May 17 seminar in Calgary better register soon before space goes up in smoke. The session will address three key issues facing the…
  • Big changes for medium-duty trucks
    The butcher, the baker, and yes, even the candlestick maker. Those are some of the buyers of medium-duty trucks. They aren’t truckers, they don’t know much about trucks and they may not even like trucks. But the truck to them…
  • In 25 years we’ll be having same conversation as we do today
    All those theatre classes in university appear to have paid off. I moderated my first panel discussion – with the help of the magazine’s director of business development, Lou Smyrlis, I should add – during the Manitoba Trucking Association’s AGM…
  • Air-Weigh introduces new trailer scale
    Eugene, Oreg. — Air-Weigh rolled out its new LoadMaxx Trailer Scale this week. According to the company, the new scale combines the best of previous LoadMaxx and Quickload trailer scales into one trailer scale with two options: LoadMaxx base model,…
  • Trucking HR Canada recognizes top employers
    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada has recognized 48 trucking companies through its Top Fleet Employers program. Fleets were rated on categories including: recruitment and retention strategies; workplace culture; compensation; training and skills development; and innovative human resources practices. “We…
  • Trailer production jumps 25%: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind.  – Trailer production jumped 25% from February to March according to the latest data from ACT Research. “Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the remaining 40% improvement…
  • Registration now open for 2017 NACV Show
    CHICAGO, Ill.  — Online registration is now open for the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show). From Monday, September 25 (by exhibitor invitation only) to Thursday, September 28, the world’s top truck and trailer brands and suppliers will be…
  • Mandatory electronic logging devices and legalized marijuana
    As of Dec. 18, anyone who operates commercial buses or trucks south of the border will be required to have a compliant electronic logging device (ELD) installed on their vehicle, and ensure their drivers and staff are trained on its…

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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