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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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  • One week left to take the youth in trucking survey: Trucking HR Canada
    OTTAWA, Ont. — Trucking HR Canada is calling on all employers and employees in the Canadian trucking industry to have their say and complete its youth in trucking survey. The survey is part of Trucking HR Canada’s plan to develop a national…
  • Ray West accepts promotion at TMW Systems
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ray West has been named senior vice-president and general manager of TMW Systems’ complete portfolio of transportation management solutions. West has been in the transportation industry for 28 years. “This is a period of significant innovation at TMW, and Ray’s…
  • Team Penske restores The Blue Hilton
    MOORESVILLE, N.C.  – After a long restoration process, Team Penske has unveiled a customized 1972 International Fleetstar truck known in the racing circles as “The Blue Hilton.”  According to Penske, the truck was one of the first known enclosed transporters used for…
  • CarriersEdge offers customized driver surveys on online platform
     MARKHAM, Ont. — CarriersEdge announced today that customers can now conduct their own customized  driver surveys on the CarriersEdge platform in order to gain valuable insight into company performance and driver satisfaction. “Every year when we produce the Best Fleets to…
  • Troy Clarke elected chairman of Navistar board
    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced its president and chief executive officer Troy Clarke has been elected chairman of the board. The election took place Feb. 14. He replaces James H. Keyes, whose retirement was previously announced. “It has been…
  • Wabash National invests in composites manufacturing facility
    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. – Wabash National has announced a $3-million investment into a Minnesota manufacturing facility to expand production of molded structural composites (MSC). The investments is part of a broader $10-million long-term investment in composites, the company announced. “In…
  • Truck orders pick up in January
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 order activity reached a 13-month high in January, according to the latest data from ACT Research. Class 8 orders came in at 22,188 units, suggesting the current cycle bottomed out in the second and third…
  • January trailer orders higher than expected
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – FTR indicates that final January net trailer orders were strong at 32,800 units, up 86% year-over-year, but down 4% month-over-month. January was the third consecutive month of positive orders, and exceeded expectations, with dry van orders jumping…
  • TFI’s Bedard sees improving conditions, more M&A ahead
    MONTREAL, Que. – Improving conditions across all business segments are expected this year by TFI International chairman and CEO Alain Bedard, but weakness in the US truckload segment could continue through the first half of the year. On a conference…
  • Unlocking the Value of Technology
    Technology has a lot of benefits, but it has to bring value to your business to be effective, experts at the Future of Trucking said.
  • Kroetsch named Safety Professional of the Year
    KITCHENER, Ont. – Mike Kroetsch has been named the 2016 Central Ontario Chapter of the Fleet Safety Council’s Safety Professional of the Year. The safety consultant began his career in 1972 as a city driver. He became fleet safety coordinator…
  • Wanted: More drivers
    Panelists at TTSAO conference argue what needs to be done by schools and students to attract more drivers into the industry
  • TFI International posts Q4 gains
    Bedard "cautiously optimistic" about improving economy
  • Manac takes minority stake in ABS Remorques
    ASBESTOS, Que. – Conveyor semi-trailer manufacturer ABS Remorques has announced that Manac has taken a minority stake in the company. “It is with great pride that we announce this partnership as it will allow us to expand our presence in…
  • Omnitracs partners with Peloton to offer platooning
    DALLAS, Texas – Omnitracs and Peloton Technology have announced a partnership, which will focus on driver-assistive truck platooning and development of combined fleet management solutions. The partnership, according to Omnitracs, will bring Peloton’s truck platooning technology to its customers. The…
  • Scale pre-clearance could be coming to Ontario
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has issued a request for information to help set the stage for the future development of commercial vehicle pre-clearance and pre-screening systems at the province’s scales. The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) lauded…
  • Navistar recognizes top suppliers
    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has recognized 34 top suppliers with Diamond Supplier Awards. Those recognized represent the top 2% of the company’s supply base, according to the company. “We appreciate the value created for Navistar customers through the long-term relationships…
  • Best Advice… Brian Kurtz
  • How to deal with “Code Red” scenarios
    Fleet Safety Council examines six potential catastrophes
  • Jonathan Wahba hops aboard CP intermodal train
    TORONTO, Ont. – Canadian Pacific has tapped former Kriska Group chief operating officer Jonathan Wahba for the position of vice-president, sales and marketing for intermodal and grain. Wahba will report to the newly installed John Brooks, senior vice-president and chief…

American Heartbreak…

I just posted another video, this time driving from near downtown Dallas, Texas east on I-30 set to American Heartbreak — Rotten Apple. Here’s the link to the video:

http://m.podshow.com/media/1166/episodes/39491/videovoom-39491-11-29-2006.m4v

Tandem Stoppers…

I’m in the process of reviewing a product called “Tandem Stoppers.” Here’s their YouTube demo video:

New Video…

I just put up a new video of driving on I-35 in Dallas, Texas set to Lacuna Coil — The Secret from www.podsafemusicnetwork.com. Here’s the direct link to the file:

http://m.podshow.com/media/1166/episodes/32353/videovoom-32353-10-20-2006.m4v

Sunrise North of Fort Worth…

Having odd sleeping hours can have its benefits. This is a sunrise I snapped this morning rising over the Pilot truck stop north of Fort Worth, Texas.

Update From Fort Worth, Texas…

I dropped and hooked trailers early this Thursday morning here at Fort Worth, Texas. I am reloading here at Fort Worth at 8:00 AM Friday morning.

Unfortunately I woke up with a headache, likely because I messed up my sleeping patterns a bit too much last night. I hate it when that happns! Hopefully I […]

Hillary Care Is Back…

Now that the Democrats have won back control of Congress, the liberal nature of Hillary Clinton just can’t help itself. She still wants to nationalize health care in the U.S.

She’s baaaak…

Senior YouTube Video…

I found these series of videos on YouTube that are pretty amazing. This guy’s wife comes on later and says that her husband has died and sparked a whole series of new responses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVuPlf4XJig&mode=related&search

Wake-Up Calls Now Inevitible…

I think it’s probably just a matter of time before we have more 911-like “wake-up calls.” The liberals are taking control at a time of the best economy ever, the lowest unemployment ever, and no terrorist attacks on our own soil since 911. It won’t unravel instantly, but we are at the top of the […]

Miss Ellie’s Podcast…

My Mom has dubbed herself Miss Ellie in her latest episode:

http://m.podshow.com/media/2888/episodes/35877/rvidiots-35877-11-08-2006.mp3

Hillary Not Photogenic?…

Hillary Clinton just doesn’t seem to be very photogenic…