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  • Women In Trucking Association teams up with MindShare Strategies
    CHICAGO, Ill. – The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) board of directors met recently to set goals for 2016 and it was decided that MindShare Strategies was to be WIT’s new association management firm. According to WIT, the group will…
  • Now is the time to do a management buyout
    In the film Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams plays a gifted and dedicated teacher in a school with a long and distinguished tradition. In one scene, he takes his class of boys down to the school entrance hall, which is decorated with…
  • Newcom, JGK Media partner to bring South Asian community to Truck World
    TORONTO, Ont. — Newcom Business Media and JGK Media are pleased to announce a strategic partnership aimed at bringing members of the South Asian community to this year’s Truck World show that is set for April 12-14 at the International…
  • VersaCold buys cross-border trucking firm
    TORONTO, Ont. — VersaCold Logistic Services has announced its acquisition of the assets of cross-border carrier Gary Heer Transport. The move marks VersaCold’s entry into the US cross-border transportation segment. The company will launch its new subsidiary VersaCold North America…
  • Cummins Connected Diagnostics now available with Geotab
    TORONTO, Ont. –Geotab and Cummins announced today that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab’s fleet management solution. Geotab is one of the first technology providers  to support Connected Diagnostics, and provides improved fleet management, equipment…
  • InGauge answers the age-old question: Where do I focus?
    If you’re like most entrepreneurs there are situations that you will find yourself in that eat up a lot of your time and lead you to ask yourself, what has this got to do with trucking? These are the distractions…
  • Utility launches new merchandise Web site
    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company today announced the launch of its new online store, UT Gear. The new site will allow customers and dealers to access custom ordering and promotional items. “Our new online store enables…
  • Southeastern Freight Lines expands Canadian service
    LEXINGTON, S.C. — Southeastern Freight Lines is enhancing its service into Canada, with the addition of door-to-door cross-border delivery service between Canada and the US. The company says it has a Canadian team based in Toronto, which will streamline operations…
  • Taxi protest planned this weekend in Toronto
    TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto taxi drivers have planned a protest this coming Friday, February 12 in the downtown core. The protest is in response to Uber’s ride-sharing service, which the taxi industry claims is operating “illegally” in the city. The…
  • Nominations open for Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award
    TORONTO, Ont. – The deadline to nominate this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year is fast approaching and organizers are encouraging fleets across the country to nominate a maintenance manager that is worthy of the award. The award,…
  • Dana publishes white paper on optimized tire pressure
     MAUMEE, Ohio – To help prevent blowouts and other tire events, Dana Holding published a white paper recently for the commercial trucking industry titled “Optimized Tire-Pressure Management.” The white paper was written by the company’s engineering manager for advanced chassis…
  • PMTC conference date and location set
    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will again hold its annual conference at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, Ont., 20 minutes north of Toronto. The event will run from June 16-17 and will…
  • Pilot project could reduce operational hours at Port of Raymond
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a battle with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in early December 2015, the offices of Montana Senator Steve Daines and House Representative Ryan Zinke said they are again attempting to stop an effort to close…
  • Detect improper brake strokes with Visi-Chek
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Green means you’re OK and red indicates further inspection is required with TSE Brakes Inc.’s new Visi-Chek visual brake stroke indicator, which helps drivers ensure their vehicle’s brake stroke is in compliance. “This amazing new product allows…
  • APTA lauds N.B. for shelving road toll plans
    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says it was wise of the New Brunswick government to not move forward in implementing highway tolls. The association says the province could not absorb both an HST hike and highway…
  • Top Peterbilt dealers recognized
    DENTON, Texas — Four Canadian Peterbilt dealers were recent recipients of Best in Class awards from the truck maker. Cervus Equipment Peterbilt (Cal Johnson), Peterbilt Manitoba (Doug Danylchuk), Stahl Peterbilt (Eddy Stahl) and Transdiff Peterbilt (Pierre, Guillaume and Jean-Phillipe Pouliot)…
  • Canadian spot market freight volumes rise in January
    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore reports load volumes increased in January, on the heels of four consecutive months of declines. January spot market freight volumes were up 12% above December but down 28% year-over-year. The freight index has shown alternate highs…
  • The case for in-cab cameras
    In-cab video cameras can be an invaluable resource. They can absolve your driver of any fault for the accident, reduce litigation expenses, and protect your company from punitive damages predicated on claims of inadequate supervision. I reached this opinion by…
  • 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…

Vista Update…

I’ve been using Windows Vista Premium on this Gateway MX-6455 laptop for a couple of weeks at this point. I must say, Vista is easily the best-ever version of Windows.

One thing that struck me from the start is the overall smoothness of multitasking in Vista. Even when I push the processor and hard drive […]

Sprint PCS Connection Manager Vista Problem Fix…

I was having a problem with the Sprint PCS “Connection Manager” software in Windows Vista Premium disconnecting from the Internet after about two minutes. I called the Sprint PCS air card tech support, and the guy there gave me a great work-around that will work for anyone using a Sprint PCS air card.

Simply create […]

“Full English Breakfast” Head Tattoo…

A British teenager volunteered to get a “Full English Breakfast” design tattooed on the top of his head. Here are a couple of links to some videos of it. The first link is a video of the tattoo in progress:

http://videos.icnetwork.co.uk/icnorthwales/headLg_Prog001.wmv

The second link is of the final completed tattoo:

http://videos.icnetwork.co.uk/icnorthwales/tattoo.wmv

Here’s a link to […]

Windows Vista Myths…

I just read an interesting article that debunks 10 myths that have been making the rounds about Windows Vista:

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-6156413.html

By reading the article I found out that I can upgrade my machine at home by adding the appropriate PCI graphics card along with boosting the memory and adding a USB memory key to utilize […]

Windows Vista Premium…

I’ve upgraded to the 32-bit version of Windows Vista Premium here on my Gateway MX-6455 laptop that originally came with Windows XP Media Center. I’ve gotten all the device drivers to work, and I’ve been using Vista exclusively for the past couple of days. I must say I really like Windows Vista. This is the […]

Pretty Funny…

To my darling husband,

Before you return from your overseas trip I just want to let you know about the small accident I had with the pick up truck when I turned into the driveway. Fortunately not too bad and I really didn’t get hurt, so please don’t worry too much about me.

I was […]

Vista Working 100% on Gateway MX-6455 Laptop…

I spent a bit more time with Windows Vista Premium this evening and I was able to get the built-in Conexant sound card working under Vista in my Gateway MX-6455 Media Center laptop. I was also able to get my M-Audio Fast Track USB sound card to work with Vista as well using the Fast […]

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John Edwards Fixing His Hair…

John Edwards has been dubbed the “Brek Girl” for a reason!!!!

Hillary Sings Off Key…

Check out this YouTube video of Hillary Clinton singing off key: