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Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.


Loaded next load here.


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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  • Follow the leader
    Impressive demonstrations in Europe hint of a transformational technology to come
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    Choose the correct technology to achieve your goals and avoid data overload
  • Trucking and the Internet of Things
    Getting a handle on the profound effect on how trucks are spec’ed, operated and maintained now and into the future
  • Legislated or not, the only rule in trucking is “expect change”
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    The trucking workplace of tomorrow will look much different than today’s
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    LISLE, Ill. – International Truck says it will soon be the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to include a collision mitigation system that comes standard on its Class 8 vehicles. The LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come with…
  • Hyndman to open new Ontario terminal
    WROXETER, Ont. – Hyndman Transport has announced the upcoming opening of a new trucking terminal in Ayr, Ont. The new terminal is located at 2616 Cedar Creek Road, just off Ontario Highway 401 and Highway 97 at Exit 268. The…
  • Trucking HR Canada’s Youth with Drive committee holds first meeting
    TORONTO, Ont. –Trucking HR Canada recently held its first Youth with Drive Advisory Committee meeting, where a group that includes a mix of age groups and some of the trucking industry’s youngest leaders helped develop a plan to raise awareness about the opportunities in…
  • Peterbilt offers sleeper heater on Models 579, 567
    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt announced its no-idle fuel-fired heater is now available for Model 579s and 567s equipped with 44-inch sleepers.  The system can now be spec’d with the full range of Peterbilt sleepers: 44-, 58-, 72- and 80-inch. According to…
  • Eaton offering remote diagnostics on automated transmissions
    HANOVER, Germany — Eaton has announced the availability of a new IntelliConnect remote diagnostics platform for its automated transmissions. The system provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes related to the transmission. Alerts are provided to the fleet manager…
  • Eaton showcases autonomous docking technologies
    HANOVER, Germany — Eaton is demonstrating at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Shows two systems designed to assist drivers with docking. Its Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) Dock Assist feature uses software upgrades to communicate with control modules in Eaton’s automated,…
  • FMCSA issues final rule on windshield-mounted technologies
    WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule today to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that…
  • Road Choice Truck Parts unveils new redesigned website
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Road Choice Truck Parts has recently launched its newly redesigned website, Road Choice says the new site includes streamlined navigation, the inclusion of more than 15 new product categories and enhanced parts search functionality with cross…
  • Chats about truck industry’s future preceded VW, Navistar deal
    HANOVER, Germany — Discussions between Navistar and Volkswagen, which recently led to the formation of a strategic alliance between the two truck makers, began in March and initially focused on the future of the trucking industry as a whole. That,…
  • New Cascadia will set benchmark for industry, Daimler’s Bernhard says
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    HANOVER, Germany — With 70% of the world’s population expected to live in cities by 2050, Daimler demonstrated at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show how it plans to make cities more livable. “We will make distribution in big cities emissions-free…
  • Gravel haulers continue to protest on Hwy. 401
    MILTON, Ont. — Traffic delays continue on Highway 401 through Milton at Trafalgar as gravel haulers continue to protest allowable axle weights. According to reports, dozens of protesters parked their trucks in the weigh scale lanes early yesterday morning, creating a…
  • ExxonMobil rolls out new lineup of PC-11 compliant engine oils
    SPRING, Texas – ExxonMobil revealed recently its new lineup of enhanced Mobil Delvac diesel engine oils that are designed to meet or exceed the CK-4 and FA-4 categories of API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11) specification.  The new lineup includes improved…
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  • Goodyear now accepting nominations for Highway Hero Award
    AKRON, Ohio – Goodyear is reminding the industry that nominations are still open for the company’s Highway Hero Award, which honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. The 34th Highway Hero Award winner is…

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:

The second link is of the final completed tattoo:

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:

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: