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  • Newcom, JGK Media partner to bring South Asian community to Truck World
    TORONTO, Ont. — Newcom Business Media and JGK Media are pleased to announce a strategic partnership aimed at bringing members of the South Asian community to this year’s Truck World show that is set for April 12-14 at the International…
  • VersaCold buys cross-border trucking firm
    TORONTO, Ont. — VersaCold Logistic Services has announced its acquisition of the assets of cross-border carrier Gary Heer Transport. The move marks VersaCold’s entry into the US cross-border transportation segment. The company will launch its new subsidiary VersaCold North America…
  • Cummins Connected Diagnostics now available with Geotab
    TORONTO, Ont. –Geotab and Cummins announced today that the Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab’s fleet management solution. Geotab is one of the first technology providers  to support Connected Diagnostics, and provides improved fleet management, equipment…
  • InGauge answers the age-old question: Where do I focus?
    If you’re like most entrepreneurs there are situations that you will find yourself in that eat up a lot of your time and lead you to ask yourself, what has this got to do with trucking? These are the distractions…
  • Utility launches new merchandise Web site
    CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company today announced the launch of its new online store, UT Gear. The new site will allow customers and dealers to access custom ordering and promotional items. “Our new online store enables…
  • Southeastern Freight Lines expands Canadian service
    LEXINGTON, S.C. — Southeastern Freight Lines is enhancing its service into Canada, with the addition of door-to-door cross-border delivery service between Canada and the US. The company says it has a Canadian team based in Toronto, which will streamline operations…
  • Taxi protest planned this weekend in Toronto
    TORONTO, Ont. – Toronto taxi drivers have planned a protest this coming Friday, February 12 in the downtown core. The protest is in response to Uber’s ride-sharing service, which the taxi industry claims is operating “illegally” in the city. The…
  • Nominations open for Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year Award
    TORONTO, Ont. – The deadline to nominate this year’s Canadian Fleet Maintenance Manager of the Year is fast approaching and organizers are encouraging fleets across the country to nominate a maintenance manager that is worthy of the award. The award,…
  • Dana publishes white paper on optimized tire pressure
     MAUMEE, Ohio – To help prevent blowouts and other tire events, Dana Holding published a white paper recently for the commercial trucking industry titled “Optimized Tire-Pressure Management.” The white paper was written by the company’s engineering manager for advanced chassis…
  • PMTC conference date and location set
    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will again hold its annual conference at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, Ont., 20 minutes north of Toronto. The event will run from June 16-17 and will…
  • Pilot project could reduce operational hours at Port of Raymond
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a battle with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in early December 2015, the offices of Montana Senator Steve Daines and House Representative Ryan Zinke said they are again attempting to stop an effort to close…
  • Detect improper brake strokes with Visi-Chek
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Green means you’re OK and red indicates further inspection is required with TSE Brakes Inc.’s new Visi-Chek visual brake stroke indicator, which helps drivers ensure their vehicle’s brake stroke is in compliance. “This amazing new product allows…
  • APTA lauds N.B. for shelving road toll plans
    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says it was wise of the New Brunswick government to not move forward in implementing highway tolls. The association says the province could not absorb both an HST hike and highway…
  • Top Peterbilt dealers recognized
    DENTON, Texas — Four Canadian Peterbilt dealers were recent recipients of Best in Class awards from the truck maker. Cervus Equipment Peterbilt (Cal Johnson), Peterbilt Manitoba (Doug Danylchuk), Stahl Peterbilt (Eddy Stahl) and Transdiff Peterbilt (Pierre, Guillaume and Jean-Phillipe Pouliot)…
  • Canadian spot market freight volumes rise in January
    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore reports load volumes increased in January, on the heels of four consecutive months of declines. January spot market freight volumes were up 12% above December but down 28% year-over-year. The freight index has shown alternate highs…
  • The case for in-cab cameras
    In-cab video cameras can be an invaluable resource. They can absolve your driver of any fault for the accident, reduce litigation expenses, and protect your company from punitive damages predicated on claims of inadequate supervision. I reached this opinion by…
  • Cummins to celebrate opening of new Mississauga parts facility
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins Eastern Canada is opening a new parts facility at 6950 Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga. The company began moving the department from 7175 Pacific Circle on Feb. 1. The new warehouse will be used to store parts…
  • OTA partnership brings new industry benchmarking tool
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) will be hosting a webinar Feb. 17 with inGauge to help those in the trucking industry create efficiencies in their operations and see how they stack up with the competition. The OTA…
  • Trailer Wizards names new v.p. of sales for Ontario
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– Trailer Wizards announced today that it has appointed Terry Maw as its new vice-president of sales for the Ontario region. In his new position, Maw will lead the Ontario rental, lease, and dealership sales teams, as well as manage…
  • Is preparing my transportation business for sale like rehearsing for a theatre performance?
    When entering the centre stage spotlight, both a business owner and a star performer must know their roles, the script, the story, as well as the other major players and the rolls they will play. The goal of both is…

Ron Stroope Recorded A Conversation With Me…

Ron Stroope recorded a conversation with me earlier this evening. Here’s the link to the MP3 file:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Zip71101/~5/149090574/zip71101-77142-08-27-2007.mp3

Listener JT’s Photo Gallery…

Listener to my audio podcast JT put up a very cool photo gallery of many of his portfolios. Here’s the link to JT’s photo gallery:

http://www.slide.com/r/3M2DsFK-2z-dCm7Q9AyoNv-j5L93hBI2?view=large

Amazing Buffalo Vs. Lions Video…

This is an amazing video of buffalo versus lions.

BBC MP3 Link…

Here’s the link to the MP3 file of the BBC “Blogs and Pods” show I was interviewed on last night:

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/fivelive/pods/pods_20070814-0450.mp3

Here’s the very first “Daily Source Code” with Adam Curry — wow does this bring back memories!!!!

http://m.podshow.com/media/146/episodes/75203/dscchats-75203-08-14-2007.mp3

Interviewed On BBC Radio 5…

I was interviewed for about 10 minutes this evening on BBC Radio 5. They called me at 8:25 PM Central time and talked with me live on the air for about 10 minutes.

Here are the links to the show’s blog and podcast sites:

Blog: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/podsandblogs Podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/pods

My Nephew’s Video Podcast…

My nephew started a video podcast at:

http://playerjohn.podshow.com

You can get directly to the files at:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/playerjohn

Minnesota I-35W Bridge Collapse & Bureaucracy …

The evidence that bureaucracy is endlessly inefficient and bumbling is always right in front of our noses. The Minnesota I-35W bridge collapse is a dramatic example of how governmental bureaucratic organizations always fail.

The Minnesota I-35W bridge was built back in 1967, making the bridge 40 years old. When the bridge was inspected back in […]