Contact Information email: tom@truckerphoto.com Facebook: Thomas R. Wiles Twitter: TruckerTom Participate in the podcast by sending me a voice file via Voxer! Add me as a friend on Facebook (Thomas R. Wiles) and then install Voxer on your iOS or Android device. Then, log in to Voxer with your Facebook credentials and you can communicate with me directly, enabling me to add your voice comments directly into the podcast. Alternatively, you can record a brief voice file with your iOS or Android device using an audio recording app and then email me your voice comment file as an attachment to tom@truckerphoto.com

Flickr Photos

upload

Getting fuel.

Hanging out in Kansas City at the company yard waiting for the next load, which should be coming sometime tomorrow.

About to head on towards Kansas City.

Dinner

Stopped here for the night on my way to Kansas City.

Picking up the next load here.

Ate lunch here. Good food, reasonable price, friendly people.

Waiting for uploading appointment.

Stopped for a quick break.

More Photos

Categories

December 2006
M T W T F S S
« Nov   Jan »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Subscribe Via Email

  • Scotlynn Group helps Habitat for Humanity Brant house build project
    SIMCOE, Ont. – The Scotlynn Group, a multinational transportation and agriculture organization, has launched an ‘employee giving campaign’ called Scotlynn Cares, which will help Habitat for Humanity Brant’s first home build project in Simcoe, Ont. Launched by Scotlynn’s Scott Biddle…
  • Peterson holds annual Fleet Forum to address key issues facing the industry
    GRANDVIEW, Mo. – Peterson Manufacturing held its 5th annual Fleet Forum at its Grandview, Mo. headquarters June 14-15, with representatives from nine national trucking fleets and speakers from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) featured during the event. The forum is…
  • US trailer orders for May decline: ACT Research
    COLUMBIA, Ind. – Trailer orders in May fell 14% month over month and 10% year over year in the US, according to ACT Research’s most recent State of the Industry report. “New orders continued to ease in May, following seasonally projected…
  • OTA’s Bradley reflects back on 30 years in trucking
    TORONTO, Ont. — As the career of David Bradley as the long-running leader of the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance winds down, he’ll be remembered, among other things, for his candor and honesty. Those traits were on display…
  • Extension of Calgary’s 61st Ave. S.E. to improve access for truckers and all motorists
    CALGARY, Alta. – The City of Calgary celebrated the opening of the 61st Avenue S.E. extension June 23, which will give truckers a more direct route between transportation corridors and distribution centers in southeast Calgary. There to mark the occasion…
  • Rope for Hope event raises $67,000
    LONDON, Ont. — The Rope for Hope event that saw 14 individuals from the trucking industry rappel off a 26-storey building in London, Ontario in mid-June has helped raise a total of $67,000 to help grant wishes of children with life…
  • Enercon Canada partners with Mercedes-Benz, adds Sprinter 4x4s to fleet
    SMITHVILLE, Ont. – A new partnership was celebrated today at a Niagara Region wind farm in Smithville, Ont. Hans-Jörg Mehl, vice-president and CFO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, Michael Weidemann, executive vice-president of Enercon Canada and Volker Kendziorra, global head of service…
  • Start planning now for ELD regulation, expert advises
    TORONTO, Ont. — Canadian carriers should start planning now for the implementation of an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which is coming in the US by December 2017 and in Canada at some point thereafter. That was the message from…
  • ‘Everyone has a season’
    Port of Vancouver USA CEO holds true to his word and steps down after four years
  • Handing over the reins
    Portage Transport will continue to be in good hands, owners say
  • When the media comes calling
    The trucking industry shares its workplace with the public and tractor-trailers are de facto rolling billboards for the company that owns them. Such risk exposure and visibility puts fleets in a tough place should a high-profile incident take place at…
  • A roadmap for URS
    Calgary has been my home for the past 30-some years. When I moved here, it was easy to predict how long it would take to get from place to place, barring road construction or a traffic collision. Travel didn’t take…
  • Get past the frustrations and embrace new technologies
    Despite the fact that my near-three year old has been honing her mastery of my smartphone for close to two years, and, on the other side of the spectrum, my grandfather, who turns 90 this June, showed off his new…
  • Connecting Canada’s north
    Could public-private funding help build year-round roads in the north?
  • The cost of moving freight
    New report looks at the pros and cons of moving product by truck
  • Why are Canadian transportation businesses failing?
    Business is a series of interactions between individuals that involves the exchange of goods and services for some form of remuneration.  It is a living and breathing organism that must deal with its internal and external environments.  Each individual within…
  • Lou Smyrlis completes the Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope challenge
    LONDON, Ont. — Truck News’s publisher and editorial director, Lou Smyrlis, rappelled off of  the 26-storey TD Tower in London, Ont., successfully completing Trucking For Wishes’s Rope for Hope event on June 17.   The event was in partnership with Make-A…
  • Maritime-Ontario adds 250 intermodal containers to fleet
    BRAMPTON, Ont. — Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines has announced the purchase of 250 53-ft. domestic intermodal containers. The addition includes 125 heated and 125 refrigerated containers, with reefers supplied by Carrier Transicold. The company says the containers will be deployed by…
  • Results of Operation Corridor
    LONDON, Ont. – Operation Corridor put on by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) on June 16 was a rather successful 24 hours. The OPP issued 52 distracted driving charges, 37 seat belt charges, 15…
  • It’s not easy being independent
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — For many, independence is one of the most alluring aspects of becoming an owner-operator, but just how independent are they? It may depend on whom you ask. Many owner-operators may consider themselves to be independent, but does…

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