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McSupper...

Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.

Lunch

Loaded next load here.

Lunch

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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    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer production increased 12% in May, thanks to two additional build days and strong orders. The production rate was up 2% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days…
  • Daimler expands parts distribution network
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  • MTA and Volvo Trucks Canada name provincial Driver of the Year
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ronald J. Rodych of Gordon Food Service has been named the 2017 Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)/Volvo Trucks Canada’s Driver of the Year. Rodych has been a driver with Gordon Food Service for more than 28 years, and…
  • Truck tonnage jumps in May: ATA
    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, after a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. Compared to May 2016, the…
  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes impress in May
    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore Link Logistics Canadian and cross-border loads were impressive according to the data. Loads performed well in May with volumes also increasing significantly. Year-over-year, freight volumes jumped 31% compared to May 2016.  Load volumes in May 2017 were…
  • CTA calls on members to complete NAFTA survey
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Government of Canada has announced the opening of consultations on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The government is seeking views from Canadian interests on cross-border trade harmonization, policies in need of clarification…
  • Seven fleets to participate in Run on Less demonstration
    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven U.S. fleets have signed on to participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) first Run on Less demonstration. Each fleet is contributing a fuel-efficient truck and driver to be tracked for a three-week…
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    MADISON, Ind.  – Rotary Lift announced that it has developed a patent-pending installation method for heavy-duty inground lifts that reduces installation time, can improve environmental protection, and makes it possible to install the lifts in areas that were previously unavailable due…
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    MARKHAM, Ont. – Huayi Tire Canada (HTC), distributor of Double Coin tires and associated brands, has named Robert Vetter its new east region fleet sales manager. Vetter brings nearly 50 years of tire industry experience to the role, the company…

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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