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  • Truck driver arrested after more than 15,000 kg of tobacco seized at border crossing
    MONTREAL, Que. –  A trucker is in some serious heat after the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the RCMP and the Sûreté du Québec worked together to discover he had attempted to smuggle more than 15,000 kg of contraband tobacco…
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  • Canadian DEF prices the same or slightly lower in August
    TORONTO, Ont. — Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) prices in Canada have stayed stable at the pump while decreasing in bulk and smaller quantities. According to DEF Tracker, truckload and less-than-load bulk prices in Canada decreased in August, while the average…
  • Ryder launches new rental Web site
    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System has launched a new Web site today that better helps commercial customers in the US and Canada manage their rental truck needs. The new Ryder Rental Reservation Web site allows customers to reserve trucks with…
  • Benefits of 6×2 axles, Canadian restrictions focus of new video
    With Canadian policymakers set to discuss regulations that prohibit advanced 6x2s axle configurations later this year, manufacturers and fleets have stepped up their efforts to raise awareness of the technology’s benefits. Meritor has produced a nine-minute video, including appearances from…
  • US FedEx drivers ruled employees
    Oakland, Calif. — Over two thousand FedEx drivers in California can now consider themselves employees and not contractors—at least for the time being. The change in status comes about after a court ruling on a case known as Alexander v.…
  • FMCSA responds to letter from ATA about restricting CSA scores
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Anthony Foxx, Transportation Secretary, has responded today to a letter written by the American Trucking Associations and a coalition of other organizations who pleaded for the FMCSA to restrict “unreliable” CSA scores from public view. The FMCSA…
  • ACT Research shows trailer net orders on the rise in July
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – July trailer net orders were way up (37%) year over year according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research. Year-to-date, orders rose 44% over the same time last year. Frank…
  • Bison supports Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Memorial Baton Relay
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Bison Transport announced today that is a sponsor of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry’s Memorial Baton Relay. The Memorial Baton Relay, which travels across Canada and reaches Winnipeg on Thursday, marks 100 years of service for…
  • No small bump in the road
    Why a Mississauga entrepreneur wants the province to reconsider its construction plans for Hwy. 401 over the Credit River
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    A view from the Creditview crossing over the 401. A Mississauga businessman would like to see the stretch leveled off before it's widened.
  • Ryder names Top Technicians
    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System announced the winner of it 2014 Top Technicians Recognition Program today. The program was made to identify and reward Ryder’s best technicians. Winners are selected annually from the company’s team of nearly 5,000 technicians based…
  • ATA wants “unreliable” CSA scores hidden from public view
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and a coalition of other organizations wants the FMCSA to restrict access to carriers’ CSA scores. The request was outlined in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. ATA says research proves…
  • Mack offers new 505C+ engine
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack has announced availability of a new 505-hp 505C+ engine based on its MP8. The new offering is intended for customers looking for big power from a 13-litre engine, the company announced. The MP8 505C+ offers 505…
  • Daimler celebrates major milestone
    CLEVELAND, N.C. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) celebrated a milestone today when it marked the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle in North America. “Daimler Trucks North America is committed to pacing the industry in terms of engineering and manufacturing excellence,…
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Podcast Awards Voting…

It’s time now for the next few days to vote every 24 hours for your favorite podcasts at

http://www.podcastawards.com

My podcast “Trucker Tom” is located at the bottom of the page in the Travel category.

Digital Voice Corresponding…

Scott, a listener to my podcast, sent in a voice clip and talked about the practice of digital voice correspondence. It’s quite interesting and has social similarities to podcasting.

You can check out Scott’s page that explains the concept here:

http://home.comcast.net/~medianews/

Sound Seeing Tour Now Has Video…

A few days ago I did an audio sound-seeing tour of a desert parking area in California along I-40. Here’s the audio version:

http://m.podshow.com/media/131/episodes/71165/truckertom-71165-07-17-2007.mp3

Here is the video version of the same sound seeing tour.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/YazoomaVideos/~3/135206659/yazooma-71492-07-19-2007.mp4

Do the visuals match the images in your head that were created from listening to the audio only version?

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L.A. To New York Video…

This is a very cool video I found on YouTube.

Podcasts & Infinite Choice…

At one time I was big into listening to the radio and music, but over time I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t listen to much music at all, I just lost interest in much of it.

There are so many podcast choices out there I can’t imagine having to go back to the [...]

Find Apple TV HD 720p Video Podcasts Here…

Here’s a link to my Apple TV 720p HD video podcast aggregation feed:

http://feeds.feedburnercom/appletv

I am ONLY adding Apple TV HD 1280 x 720 video podcasts to this feed — anything that claims to be Apple TV HD but isn’t 1280 x 720 resolution won’t make the cut. So you can subscribe to the feed [...]

Windows Woes…

I’ve just about HAD IT with Windows. At times like this I start to think it’s the most frustrating piece of junk software ever written.

It started out innocently enough — I needed to scan some documents so I could fax them in today before Midnight so I get a paycheck next week.

Plug in [...]

Podcast Awards…

I generally am not a big fan of voting and awards, however I’m making an exception for this one. If you feel inclined to do so, please nominate the Trucker Tom Podcast at the following link:

http://podcastawards.com/index.php?option=nominate

Remember, you can only nominate podcasts one time only. Read the rules carefully. People with more than one [...]