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Dinner

I know, I know, I'm a terrible creature of habit...

About to eat dinner.

All that remains of a bean burrito...

Dinner before unloading in a short while.

Waiting to unload.

Late lunch has arrived.

Loaded next door, eating a very late lunch.

Eating dinner.

Waiting to unload here tomorrow morning.

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  • Fuel for thought
    Industry players visit the test track at Transport Canada's Motor Vehicle Test and Research Center
  • Cummins unveils new engine platform
    New X15 to provide stronger fuel economy and performance
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    I am sure you will all be pleased and interested to know that I have added another pastime to my morning ritual. In addition to retrieving two newspapers from whatever overgrown foliage is the delivery person’s preferred target of the…
  • Petro-Canada reveals PC-11 launch campaign
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Petro-Canada Lubricants announced the launch of its ‘The Tougher. The Better.’ campaign today. The new campaign reveals its PC-11 branding in advance of the introduction of two new categories of heavy duty engine oils in December. “Durability, strength…
  • Make way for the quiet leader who listens
    The leaders that shaped the trucking industry of today were forged in the cauldron of deregulation in the late 1980s. At a time of regulatory upheaval which saw once powerful companies get mired in outdated thinking and become paralyzed by…
  • Raising the bar for driver training
    Ontario has made good on a promise to toughen the process of obtaining a commercial driver’s licence. In late June, it announced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) and for the first time will require new drivers to undergo a fairly rigorous…
  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes increase
    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics revealed today that volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads stayed strong through the second quarter of 2016. Compared to last month, volumes were flat, down marginally by two percent month-over-month. Year-over-year volumes were lower…
  • What makes Canada different from the United States?
    I recently had a client visit here from the United States. After a long discussion, I gleaned the following. It’s not just the weather that’s cooler in Canada. He made some observations. You live next door to a clean-cut, quiet…
  • Teletrac launches new fleet management platform
    GLENVIEW, Ill. — Teletrac Navman released its latest software platform called Teletrac Navman Director this week. The platform is now available worldwide and it intelligently tracks assets and collects valuable data to meet a range of business needs and to drive…
  • Nexiq Technologies rolls out eTechnician software combo
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Nexiq Technologies rolled out the latest release of eTechnician recently, which now includes two PC-based software applications— eTechnician Heavy Duty Standard (HDS) and eTechnician Light and Medium Truck (LMT). The company said in a release that the…
  • Maxion Wheels rolls out five-year warranty on on commercial vehicle steel wheels
    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels announced recently that it is introducing a five-year standard warranty with its MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish on the company’s hub-piloted single and wide-base tubeless disc steel wheels sold in North America. The MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish…
  • Dana Holding Corp. to change name to Dana Incorporated
    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. announced this week that beginning August 1, it will change the company name to Dana Incorporated. Dana says that this change was made to better reflect how the company conducts its business in the global…
  • TransForce posts Q2 results
    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce’s Q2 earnings were affected by the slowing Canadian economy and weakness in the North American freight market. The company reported adjusted net income of $54.9 million compared to $66.6 million over the same period last year.…
  • Mack Trucks gives business update, provides details on new DME-fuelled trucks
    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Despite the soft market, there are plenty of positives surrounding Mack Trucks this year. That was the message executives of Mack Trucks gave to trucking journalists this week at a press conference in the place the…
  • Mullen Group positioning for oil and gas recovery
    OKOTOKS, Alta. — The time has come to start preparing for a recovery in the oil and gas segment and to position Mullen Group for growth. That was a message from Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen to analysts during a…
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    OKOTOKS, Alta. — Mullen Group posted second quarter earnings that exceeded analyst expectations, even on shrinking trucking revenues. Total revenue came in at $247 million, down 13.3% from last year’s Q2. The oilfield services segment saw revenue drop by $31.7…
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    David Bradley tells attendees of the OTA Council Summit what small fleets are missing when they fight against the ELD mandate.
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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trailer net orders fell 10% in June, to 11,900 units, according to the latest figures from FTR. Orders were 56% off last June’s pace, marking the weakest June since 2009. Elevated dry van cancellations were also noted.…
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    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has named Jeff Lester its new senior vice-president of sales. Lester will take over the new role Aug. 1 and will lead the North American regional sales organization. “Jeff has successfully served in…

New Video/Audio Podcast Player…

Here’s my new podcast player that will play both audio and video:

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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