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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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  • 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…
  • We can’t attract more drivers while automating the profession
    If we are going to attract young people to a career in the trucking industry, we need more than just a new marketing plan preaching a set of motherhood values based on past performance and the freedom of the open…
  • Conflicting messages will deter millennials
    Obviously, we have a serious driver shortage. Millennials are one of the more promising solutions to this, but the younger generation – besides being more tech-savvy – are largely unsure about the viability of a driving career. I don’t blame…
  • Tepper Holdings names new president of BR Smith truckload division
    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Tepper Holdings announced today that Larry Cormier will be taking on the role of president/COO for BR Smith Truckload Division. Cormier will be working out of the company’s operational headquarters, now integrated within the Consolidated Fastfrate head…
  • Penske unveils new mobile app
    READING, Pa.  – Penske Truck Leasing has rolled out a new free mobile app called Penske Fleet this week. The new app is to benefit its full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance customers. The mobile app allows Penske’s customers to: View…
  • TomTom introduces new ELD manager
    TAMPA, Fla. – TomTom Telematics revealed its new WebFleet ELD Manager solution today. The new device was created as a solution to help fleets meet the new FMCSA ELD mandate surrounding hours of service (HOS). It incorporates hardware and software…
  • Technology is driving the freight brokerage industry in 2017
    The freight brokerage industry has been near and dear to my heart for many years. Earlier in my career, I had the privilege of running one of Canada’s largest 3PL operations. My current company has had the distinct pleasure of…
  • Ontario sees spike in cargo theft activity
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Ontario was the second most common place in North America, in the first quarter of 2017, for cargo theft activity, according to a recent analysis by CargoNet. California remained the state with the most cargo thefts…
  • Optimism returning to oil and gas industry: Mullen
    OKOTOKS, Alta. – Mullen Group reported improved revenue in the first quarter of 2017 in both its trucking/logistics and oilfield services segments, but the markets remain “fragile,” according to chairman and CEO Murray Mullen. The company posted Q1 revenue of…
  • SAF-Holland introduces new severe-duty fifth wheel slider
    MONTREAL, Que. – SAF-Holland revealed at ExpoCam a new severe-duty slider fifth wheel system. It’s designed for heavy- and severe-duty hauling operations, and boasts a 80,000-lb vertical load and 200,000-lb drawbar pull capacity. It’s compatible with Holland FW35, FW33, and…
  • Just the alternative facts
    So here I am in April, researching the deductibility of life insurance because one of our clients just bought a benefits package that includes medical, dental, health, disability, and life insurance. The insurance salesman told our client it was all…
  • Market movers
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  • Introducing Volvo’s New VNR Regional Haul
    MONTREAL, Que. — Volvo’s new VNR regional haul truck made a flashy debut at ExpoCam this week, in front hundreds of customers, dealers, and industry press. The truck, which will replace the VNM, features a more modern interior and aerodynamic…

New Pocket PC Phone Skin…

Here’s a new pocket PC Phone skin.

A certain company named after fruit is going ballistic. Check out this article for details:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/mobiles–handhelds/iphone-skins-irk-apple/2007/01/15/1168709656280.html

TV’s With Built-in Ethernet and WiFi?…

This Podshow press release talks about “PodShowTV Optimized for AMD LIVE! Solution To Bring ‘Networked Entertainment’ into the Home.”

Imagine if your new TV came with a built-in Ethernet port and/or built-in WiFi, no separate “IPTV” or other external boxes or devices necessary for you to receive television and other programming directly off the Internet. […]

Kids Kicked Off School Bus For Speaking English…

Welcome to Socialist Utopia. Kids were kicked off of a school bus in Minneapolis, Minnesota for speaking English — that’s right — ENGLISH. It’s clear to me that sending kids to public school in America is the equivalent of child abuse. Here’s the article:

http://kstptv5.com/article/stories/S21143.html?cat=1

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Animated Frappr Map…

Podcast Blackout?

I’m on my way from Minnesota to southern California. This means I will be passing through some areas where my Sprint PCS card has no service — no Internet connection = no ability to podcast. Also it means driving through Colorado on I-70 from Denver west. I don’t like doing that in the summertime, let […]

Golden Cigar Award…

My friend Jeff, a.k.a. TruckerTwoTimes gave me his “Golden Cigar Award” earlier today when we were able to meet for lunch in Gary, Indiana and made a video. Here’s a still of me from the video:

And the YouTube video:

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The New World, Brought To You By Broadband…

Radio and TV station owners and managers have been used to getting people to essentially provide them with low-cost or even free air talent, as well as motivate and in some cases manipulate certian people into doing what they want. There’s this big “ego inflation” effect that radio and TV transmitters have traditionally had. This […]