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  • Cummins to celebrate opening of new Mississauga parts facility
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins Eastern Canada is opening a new parts facility at 6950 Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga. The company began moving the department from 7175 Pacific Circle on Feb. 1. The new warehouse will be used to store parts…
  • OTA partnership brings new industry benchmarking tool
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) will be hosting a webinar Feb. 17 with inGauge to help those in the trucking industry create efficiencies in their operations and see how they stack up with the competition. The OTA…
  • Trailer Wizards names new v.p. of sales for Ontario
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– Trailer Wizards announced today that it has appointed Terry Maw as its new vice-president of sales for the Ontario region. In his new position, Maw will lead the Ontario rental, lease, and dealership sales teams, as well as manage…
  • Is preparing my transportation business for sale like rehearsing for a theatre performance?
    When entering the centre stage spotlight, both a business owner and a star performer must know their roles, the script, the story, as well as the other major players and the rolls they will play. The goal of both is…
  • FROM GERMANY TO CANADA
    How Truck News’ 2015 Owner/Operator of the Year uprooted his life in Germany and started trucking in Canada.
  • Freightliner names Edmonton one of North America’s hardest working cities
    EDMONTON, Alta. — Edmonton has been declared by Freightliner to be one of North America’s hardest working cities. It joins New York City, Charlotte, N.C. and Seattle-Tacoma as the 2016 recipients. The Hardest Working Cities program from Freightliner honours cities…
  • TTSAO’s first Carrier Group meeting focuses on MELT, retention and recruiting issues
    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – On Wednesday Feb. 3, the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)’s new Carrier Group hosted its first official meeting at Challenger Motor Freight in Cambridge, Ont. The new Carrier Group’s mandate is to support the TTSAO…
  • BCTA recommends 10-lane bridge, tolls during consultation with government
    LANGLEY, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) announced its support for the province’s proposed improvements to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge, as well as placing a toll on all Metro Vancouver bridge crossings and…
  • Slow start to 2016 for Class 8 orders: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Commercial truck orders have slowed significantly to start 2016, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. The company reported January Classes 5-8 orders of 36,400 units, the third lowest volume of the past eight moths. “Economic reports…
  • Cat’s CT681 enters full production
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Caterpillar has announced its model CT681 vocational truck is now in full production. The CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward axle truck intended for snow plow, concrete mixer, dump and super dump applications. The company says…
  • Groupe Morneau names new general manager of Morneau Sego
    MONTREAL, Que. — Groupe Morneau announced recently that it has appointed Sabrina Levesque as its new general manager of Morneau Sego. In her new position, Levesque will be in charge of the the Far North specialized service. She has been with…
  • Eaton announces vocational Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In an announcement Canadian fleets will welcome, Eaton says it is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmissions to cover vocational applications and gross vehicle weights of up to 110,000 lbs. Previously the Fuller Advantage was…
  • Mack makes GuardDog Connect standard on TerraPro
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack Trucks has made GuardDog Connect standard on its TerraPro cabover models equipped with Mack’s MP engine. It made the announcement at World of Concrete. TerraPro trucks are spec’d for applications including concrete pump, dump, mixer…
  • US survey reports good fleet environment going into 2016
    COLUMBUS, Ohio –The quarterly Fleet Sentiment survey conducted in early January by CK Commercial Vehicle Research (CKCVR) indicates that US truck fleets are solid going into 2016. The 48 American fleets that participated in the survey said that they are…
  • Vision Truck Center among first Mack dealers to earn uptime designation
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Vision Truck Center of Mississauga, Ont. is among the first four Mack dealers to earn the Certified Uptime Centers designation. Qualifying dealers have proven to deliver faster and more efficient service to customers, Mack claims. They do…
  • Willy’s Trucking defies Alberta’s economic misfortunes
    When times are booming, it’s much easier for a business to grow alongside a bustling, nascent economy. When times are tough on the other hand, like they have become in Alberta over the past year, it’s not as easy to…
  • TRUCK WRITERS SELECT TOP TECH ACHIEVEMENTS
    The Truck Writers of North America Technical Achievement Award Committee, of which I’m a member, has come up with the top five tech achievements of 2015. Committee chair Jim Park will be presenting the winner at TMC in Nashville in…
  • HOW DO YOU EVALUATE FUEL-SAVING DEVICES?
    I can’t say enough good things about NACFE, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. They do a lot of good research into truck efficiency and they share it all with everyone for free via their TruckingEfficiency.org Website. It’s an…
  • ACCURIDE WITH SOME WHEELY GOOD NEWS
    Okay, please forgive the cheesy headline. I’ve been in Las Vegas for eight days and the endless ringing of the slot machines in my ears is affecting my brain. Let’s move on… Having clawed its way out of a major…
  • A NEW PRODUCT ROUNDUP FROM HEAVY-DUTY AFTERMARKET WEEK
    There was a lot of new product news at this year’s Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week, which took place in Las Vegas last week. Below is a quick synopsis of what caught my attention, along with links to the more detailed write-ups.…

Communist Brainwashing PDF…

Here’s the PDF of Communist brainwashing techniques as promised in my most recent podcast:

Onion Heads…

I’ve come up with a term for bitter, angry people who are generally pissed off with life and who’s sole reason for existence is to try to make other people as angry and bitter as they are. From now on, these people shall henceforth be designated and officially referred to as “onion heads.”

Onion heads […]

Vista May Make A Bigger Splash Than Anyone Currently Suspects…

I’m beginning to think that Windows Vista is going to make a much larger splash than anyone suspects.

I think that Apple is going to increase market share by perhaps a percentage point during the next year because of the Intel platform, however Apple still hasn’t quite figured out how to grab more mainstream market […]

Montana Oblivion Video…

I just put up a new video called “Montana Oblivion” driving through southest Montana on a two-lane road set to “Meant To Be” by pianist Rob Costlow.

http://m.podshow.com/media/1166/episodes/42206/videovoom-42206-12-16-2006.m4v

Find my other videos at http://videovoom.podshow.com and http://yazooma.podshow.com.

Relocate The United Nations To Havana…

I believe for a variety of reasons that the United States should get out of the United Nations (U.N.) and kick the U.N. headquarters out of New York City.

I have the perfect solution that leftists everywhere can get behind with enthusiasm. Relocate the U.N. to Havana, Cuba!

Don’t Try To Beat The Train…

I am a beta tester for the “alpha” version of CastBlaster Video. Most of this video was generated with CastBlaster Video, however I did add to it with Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0.

I play three video clips, one humourous and two deadly serious. Don’t try to beat the train!!!!!

http://m.podshow.com/media/1165/episodes/42125/yazooma-42125-12-15-2006.m4v

GPS Is Amazingly Accurate…

This image from my Navizon tracking site shows precisely where my truck is parked:

Zooming in even seems to reveal which side of the truck the Bluetooth GPS unit that’s paired with my phone is on — it’s sitting in the passenger seat here in my truck’s cab:

I’m parked in the rear […]

Mom Posted Another Podcast…

My Mom finally got some WiFi and posted another podcast:

http://m.podshow.com/media/2888/episodes/41233/rvidiots-41233-12-10-2006.mp3

Reloading At Othello, Washington…

I am reloading Saturday at Othello, Washington with a load going to Smyrna, Tennessee.

The Power of Three…

A tiny particle has been discovered called an “Axion” that has no electrical charge. Positive charge, negative charge, no charge…

http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/57882334/article.pl