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  • FMCSA Sued Over Information in Driver Inspection Reports
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has "intentionally or willfully" improperly disseminated truck-driver inspection reports that contain references to violations not classified as "serious driver-related safety violations," according to a lawsuit filed by six independent owner-operator truck drivers.
  • US-Nafta Trade Up 5.4% in May
    U.S.-Nafta trade in May increased 5.4% over the same period a year ago, aided by continued reliance on trucking, according to TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Covenant's Net Income Rises to $3.8 Million
    Covenant Transportation Group reported its second-quarter net income doubled to $3.8 million, or 25 cents per share, from $1.9 million, or 13 cents, a year ago.
  • Court Approves OOIDA-C.R. England Settlement
    A Utah U.S. District Court judge has approved a settlement requiring motor carrier C.R. England to pay a class of independent-contractor truck drivers $3 million in damages and attorney fees for alleged "truth-in-leasing" violations.
  • Caterpillar's Profit Rises to $999 Million
    Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc.'s second-quarter profit rose to $999 million, or $1.57 a share, from $960 million, or $1.45 a year ago, but sales declined.
  • Knight's 2Q Income Rises 36%
    Knight Transportation's second-quarter earnings rose 36% to $25.8 million, or 31 cents per share on higher demand.
  • Union Pacific Net Income Rises 17%
    Union Pacific Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 17% to $1.29 billion, or $1.43 per share, continuing a trend of profit growth reported by other railroads.
  • Mullen's 2Q Income Dips
    Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group said net income fell in the second quarter as the Canadian economy grew little.
  • Jobless Claims Decrease to Eight-Year Low
    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than eight years.
  • June Trailer Orders Jump 44%
    New trailer orders jumped 44% in June from a year ago as high demand for new equipment continued into the summer, ACT Research reported.
  • Ryder's Second-Quarter Net Income Rises
    Ryder System said its second-quarter earnings rose from a year ago, as its fleet management and supply chain units revenue increased.

New Video/Audio Podcast Player…

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Pauchy Man Mudflap Sillouette…

We’ve all seen the trucks with the chrome sillouette of a shapely woman — it’s been around for many years.

Well, there IS something new under the sun. Try the Pauchy Man Mudflap sillouette — that’s right. Here it is:

What will they think of next?

1984?

This very interesting video was sent to me by a friend. This video was NOT put out by the Obama campaign. Nonetheless it’s still extremely creative — much more interesting and creative than any ad I’ve seen on TV in years.

Telephones Are The Pitts…

Telephones can be great, but they can also be extremely annoying when they ring at the wrong time. It’s enough to make me want to simply turn the ringer off and leave it off !!!!!

Great Global Warming Swindle…

An Observation…

Conscience is the true delight of the soul.

Roy Masters Is Now Podcasting…

I’m pleased to report that Roy Masters has now entered the world of podcasting. You can find and subscribe to Roy’s podcast at:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/adviceline

Simply copy and paste the above link into your podcast aggregator, such as Juice or iTunes.

Subscribe to Roy’s podcast in iTunes by clicking on the following link to the iTunes [...]

Why Windows Dominates…

Apple has long had the problem of catering too much to drooling geeks who have a tendency to think too much of themselves. Apple makes good stuff, but they tend to market it to people who want to wear it like a type of geek status symbol. I’ve said before if Apple wanted to maximize [...]

Online Broadcasters Threatened…

The Copyright Royalty Board is attempting to destroy the online broadcasting business. This article describes the absurd rate increases that are being imposed on online broadcasters.

It’s clear that the traditional music business is feeling very threatened by the Internet, and their plan to raise royalty rates to rediculous heights is obviously designed to destroy [...]

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