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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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  • Mack, Volvo offering over-the-air engine updates
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mack and Volvo both announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council that they’ll be offering over-the-air software and parameter updates. Ash Makki, product marketing manager with Volvo, said up to 75% of engine…
  • Navistar and Volkswagen Truck & Bus close strategic alliance
    LISLE, Ill. — Navistar International today announced the closing of its strategic alliance with Volkswagen Truck & Bus. The closing of the alliance follows receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, finalization of agreements relating to the procurement joint venture and…
  • Stay on the safe side with enough sleep
    Do you wish you could crawl into bed and sleep for a week? You may be sleep-deprived. Be careful: getting too little sleep over the long term (chronic) or short term (acute) can affect your cognitive functions, and studies suggest…
  • Cummins extends drain intervals, offers over-the-air programming
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cummins announced longer drain intervals, over-the-air programming and a new Connected Advisor service at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. Connected Advisor provides fleets with advice concerning engine and aftertreatment-related fault codes. Fleet managers…
  • Kenworth gives out Dealer Awards
    KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth doled out its Dealer Awards to its best dealers in Canada and the US  recently. The awards were given out at its recent dealer meeting in Indian Wells, California. Kenworth Montréal received its first-ever Gold Award…
  • Navistar unveils new International A26 engine
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – International this week took the wraps off its new A26 engine, which it says is lighter weight and 5% more fuel efficient than its N-series predecessor. The launch was held at the spring meeting of the Technology…
  • How to sell parts to major fleets
    Fleets want their suppliers to be technical advisors
  • Tow truck operators in Ontario now subjected to CVOR
    However, they'll be exempted from hours-of-service rules and entering truck inspection stations for now
  • Catching up to the ever-evolving technology game
    Panel discusses the changing landscape of the trucking industry at Omnitracs Outlook 2017
  • Omnitracs releases new solution to streamline daily tasks of drivers and fleets
    PHOENIX, Az. – Omnitracs announced the launch of its integrated routing, dispatching and compliance (RDC) solution today during its Outlook 2017 conference in Phoenix. The new solution aims to combine routing, dispatching, trip management, proof of delivery, hours-of-service (HOS) and…
  • Bypass app keeps drivers moving in the US and Canada
    PHOENIX, Az. – As a truck driver, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to bypass those pesky weigh stations that seem to appear so often during your daily route? Drivewyze, an intelligent transportation systems developer, may be able to…
  • FMCSA director stresses the importance of planning ahead of impending ELD mandate
    PHOENIX, Az. – With the US’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate set to come into effect this December, being prepared, knowledgeable and compliance with hours-of-service are what carriers should be focusing on now. This was the message from Federal Motor…
  • Spot a defect? Tell NHTSA.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Many truck manufacturing defects go unreported and unfixed because fleets are more likely to take the issues up directly with the manufacturer than report the problem to the government. That was the message from Bruce York, who…
  • ATA president says Trump administration will empower trucking industry
    Spear, Graham and Carroll focus on the future during opening of Omnitracs Outlook 2017
  • ATRI publishes new truck parking studies
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) posted two new truck parking studies on its website today. The lack of available truck parking is a hot research topic for ATRI and these latest studies, completed for the Minnesota…
  • Newcom, PIT Group unveils detail of upcoming SCEF
    MONTREAL, Que. —  Newcom Media together with PIT Group have revealed the details the Sommet canadien sur l’entretien de flotte (SCEF). The SCEF is set to be held in Montreal on April 19 on the sidelines of ExpoCam. According to Newcom and…
  • Why all fleets need an HR lead 
    In the past, trucking companies figured that human resources (HR) was mostly about paying people on time, keeping track of who was working when, and dealing with basic administrative matters. That just doesn’t fly today. HR involves recruitment, retention, compensation,…
  • Use of in-cab video helps, does not hinder drivers, says Omnitracs
    PHOENIX, Az. – Andrew Schimelpfenig of Omnitracs Safety Center of Excellence said employing the use of an in-cab video solution is an essential ‘reliable witness’ in the event of an incident. According to Schimelpfenig, in-cab video, both facing the driver…
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    PHOENIX, Az. – Tom Cuthbertson, vice-president of regulatory compliance for Omnitracs, said a Canadian electronic logging device (ELD) mandate was soon coming down the pike, and it was a positive that thus far 80% of the bill was shaping up…
  • PIT Group offers fleet evaluations
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – PIT Group has announced a new service for fleets, which will evaluate their efficiency and maintenance practices. A Fleet Efficiency Review includes a comprehensive analysis of a fleet’s maintenance practices by recognized industry experts, PIT Group announced…

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: