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  • Maxim raises $23K for CancerCare Manitoba
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Maxim Truck and Trailer raised $23,000 for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s Challenge for Life campaign during a May 26 barbecue at the company’s Winnipeg, Man. location, which saw roughly 600 people visit the charity event. “I’m proud of…
  • Improvements coming to B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway
    MERRITT, B.C. – B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway will soon see some major upgrades aimed at making the road safer for the commercial trucking industry on the busy corridor that links the Lower Mainland of the province with the rest of Canada.…
  • Five tire management tips for Tire Safety Week
    Suppliers offer tire care advice in advance of Tire Safety Week, International Roadcheck
  • Peterbilt expands refuse truck lineup
    DENTON, Texas  – Peterbilt Motors Company announced that it is expanding its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 that features new seating configurations for route collection versatility, enhanced styling and availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine. “Peterbilt has led…
  • Trison Tarps hosts third annual customer appreciation pig roast
    BRANTFORD, Ont. — For the third consecutive year, Trison Tarps thanked its customers and supporters by hosting a pig roast. Paul Vandenberg, president of Trison Tarps, has cooked more than 20 pigs on his custom-built smoker, mostly for charitable causes.…
  • Tallman Truck Centre to host Kemptville open house
    KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — Tallman Truck Centre is inviting customers to visit its newest facility during an open house June 10. The Kemptville dealership open house will run from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. and will feature dealership tours, a free…
  • ATRI reveals results of sleep apnea survey
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its sleep apnea survey today. Data for the survey was collected from more than 800 commercial drivers. ARTI said it found a lot from the study. It…
  • The tough get going
    Economic times may be challenging but Kelsey Trail keeps on trucking
  • A woman’s touch
    New executive director of STA brings experience and passion
  • Why IFTA is like a trip to the dentist
    Does anyone like going to the dentist? Every visit means getting poked and prodded and then lectured about flossing. Lord help you if they bring out needles and drills. And once you’re done, you’re told to make an appointment so…
  • Investing in Alberta’s roads
    NDP government addresses issues at AMTA conference
  • Stirring the legalization pot
    PMTC offers Alberta session on how to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace
  • Canadian generosity will help Fort Mac rise from the ashes
    It’s been a trying time for the people of Fort McMurray – to say the least. Nothing I could write in this column would be news to anyone in Canada or elsewhere, as the Fort Mac wildfire has been the…
  • Laying her cards on the table
    AMTA president talks wide-base tires, ELDs and David Bradley
  • OTA Council Summit to feature two panels on cargo crime
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association has rolled out a new workshop with the aim of preventing cargo crime. The OTA said it has been estimated that cargo crime has cost the trucking industry more than $5 billion –…
  • Bridgestone appoints new v.p. of marketing for commercial tire business
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eric Higgs has been named the new vice-president of marketing for Bridgestone Americas’s commercial tire business. Going forward, Higgs will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy and efforts for the commercial group, and will have direct marketing leadership…
  • Total costs continue to increase: CGFI
    TORONTO, Ont. — Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 1.5% in March when compared to February according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).  The Base Rate Index also increased by 2…
  • Superior Propane lives up to its name
    With a name like Superior Propane it’s almost necessary to deliver the best in the business. Superior means better than the rest. Better service, better drivers, better product – and that’s what the company strives for – and feels it has achieved,…
  • Dalton undercover: Part 5
    THE STORY SO FAR Bud convinces Mark to go undercover at a trucking firm to see if he can help stop cargo thefts from the company. Mark is hired by Chenai Trucking and shows up to take on his first…
  • Cool runnings
    What to consider when buying a refrigerated trailer

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