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  • New management for Trailer Wizards
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Trailer Wizards have announced two new managers for its Mississauga service centre. Joe Pannella and Michael Dann have been appointed as senior service manager and parts manager, respectively. Pannella will be responsible for the service team and…
  • DTNA and Freightliner celebrate milestones
    DALLAS, Tx. – Today, Daimler Truck North American and Freightliner Trucks have reached major milestones. DTNA has installed it’s 100,000th Detroit Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system and Freightliner has reached 20,000 members in its online community, Team Run Smart. As…
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  • UPS Canada opens new centres in B.C.
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – In order to expand its operations in Canada and support new jobs, UPS announced today that will be opening three new centres in British Columbia – one is Kamloops, another in Nanaimo and one in Comox. UPS…
  • Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake turns 10
    ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is celebrating a decade in business this year. The company came to be ten years ago when Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products joined forces to create a complete source…
  • Tallman Truck Centre to host grand opening for new location
    KINGSTON, Ont. – After more than a year of construction, the Tallman Truck Centre in Oshawa, Ont. is finally complete. Employees moved into the new 20,000 sq-ft. dealership on August 1st. The new space is on four acres of land…
  • Mack and Volvo training programs get CASE accreditation
    GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Mack Trucks Academy and the Volvo Trucks Academy announced today that both have received the Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence. The accreditation program reviews a training provider’s programs…
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  • US truck tonnage snaps back in July, falls just short of all-time high
    ARLINGTON, Va. — US for-hire truck tonnage rose 1.3% in July, coming within 0.6% of its all-time high recorded in November 2013. The index, compiled by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), is up 3.6% from July 2013, marking the largest…
  • RMCAO hosts third annual Concrete Truck Rodeo
    PICKERING, Ont. — This past Sunday was a fun day for certain Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) members. On Sunday August 17, twenty-four members of the RMCAO competed in the Concrete Truck Rodeo at Miller Waste Systems in…
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  • Trimble teams up with 3Gtms
    SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Trimble has announced today that it has formed an alliance with software company 3Gtms. The alliance is a strategic one as it includes a commercial reseller agreement with TMW Systems (part of Trimble’s logistics division). 3G-TM, now can…
  • FLO Components launches Lube Basics seminars
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – FLO Components announced the schedule for its upcoming 2014-2015 Lube Basics seminars. The seminars will be held in cities across Ontario with the hopes of helping people avoid common lubrication failures by making them lubrication specialists. The…
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Sprint U-720 USB Connecton Speed Test Results…

Here are the results of a speed test I just did with the Novatel U-720 USB Sprint modem:

Real Anti-smoking Nazis…

An interesting bit of history — today’s ant-smoking movement has some very interesting historical roots…

Video Of An Impatient Truck Driver Instructor…

Here’s a video I recorded in Gary, Indiana of an impatient truck driver instructor instructing a student truck driver how to back up. This guy’s body language and the impatient expression on his face tell me most people wouldn’t want him to teach them anything!!!

High Resolution Video Experiment…

I am trying a high-resolution video experiment. This video was recorded at 960 x 720 and converted into a QuickTime .mov file. It will not transfer or play on a video iPod at this resolution, though it will play back okay in iTunes.

I believe the lack of ability of the video iPod to [...]

New Trucker Tom Ad Campaign…

Today I was offered an opportunity through Podshow to start a new long-running ad campaign for Mobile Long Life motor oil. I will be talking about it several different times over the next several months. In any case, my goal is to get you to click on I’d love to drive as much traffic [...]

Back to work…

Had to go back to work today…

MyConvoy.Com Beta Site…

Check out, a new social network site for truck drivers. My username there is “truckertom.”

Podcast File Requests…

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