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Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.


Loaded next load here.


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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  • TransForce’s Rogers to retire
    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce announced today that its director, Ronald D. Rogers is retiring. Rogers has been the director of TransForce since 2006. He was also the chairman of the audit committee. “Ronald D. Rogers’ tenure with TransForce has been…
  • Bradley says truck driving jobs will not disappear because of autonomous technology
    TORONTO, Ont. — The job of the over-the-road truck driver will not disappear because of autonomous trucks, Canadian Trucking Alliance president David Bradley wrote in a letter to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Morneau was reported as saying certain occupations…
  • Volvo anticipating further decline in Class 8 truck market
    LAURENS, S.C. – Volvo Trucks is projecting North American Class 8 truck sales are going to get worse before they get better. Magnus Koeck, vice-president of marketing and brand management, told the truck press Monday that Volvo is predicting a…
  • Trailer orders disappoint in September: ACT Research
      COLUMBUS, Ind. – New and net trailer orders disappointed in September, conflicting with a seasonally-anticipated double-digit gain. Net orders posted were 12,993 — the lowest volume since August 2010, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers…
  • CM Brake names new national sales manager
    CONCORD, Ont. — CM Brake announced today that it has appointed Mike Robertson as its new national sales manager. CM Brake says that Robertson has an extensive technical sales background, most recently coming from TRC Canada. “We look forward to…
  • The book-smart owner-operator
    So it’s November and all of you organized owner-operators are making adjustments to your business now that you know what your bottom line will most likely be this year. Maybe you increase or decrease your next few monthly tax installments.…
  • Getting rid of bad vibes
    Every time you head out in your rig, you experience some whole body vibration (WBV), even if the road seems smooth. Whole body vibration occurs when your entire body is resting on and being supported by something that shakes, such…
  • Mentoring key to changing of the guard
    Over the next couple of decades our industry will face a deeply transformative changing of the guard. As baby boomers and then Gen Xers – the people who shaped the current face of commercial transportation – retire, the reins of…
  • Are open door policies overrated?
    How many times have you heard a fleet manager or trucking company representative boast about the company’s open door policy? It may come as a surprise that most drivers don’t care about open door policies. That’s a conclusion that can…
  • Trucking HR Canada, legal issues and alcohol and drug policies addressed during STA AGM
    SASKATOON, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) held its annual AGM and Awards Gala Oct. 22, offering a trio of speakers to address the state of the industry both in provincially and nationally. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR…
  • Canada’s carbon pricing situation
    MONCTON, N.B. – Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all Canadian provinces and territories have until 2018 to have some sort of carbon pricing plan in place. The goal of the plan put in place by the Liberals…
  • FMCSA issues safety advisory on traveling with recalled Samsung smartphone
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to drivers outlining the risks and regulations associated with transporting damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices, including the Samsung Note…
  • Canadian and US Peterbilt customers take part in first Pride and Class Parade
    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt’s first Pride and Class Parade took place in Denton’s Downtown Square, with nearly 50 customers from Canada and the US taking part. With trucks ranging from a 1948 Model 350 to current production models, Peterbilt also…
  • Class 8 orders follow trend: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders were lukewarm in September with a slight rise, signaling that the historically weak season is coming to an end, ACT Research revealed today. Seasonally adjusted, September’s orders were at 16,100 units. “October kicks off…
  • When and how to defend your CVOR
    MILTON, Ont. – One of the easiest ways to ensure your CVOR stays clean is to always carry a valid CVOR certificate in the truck. But that seemingly simple requirement is also one of the biggest pitfalls facing fleets who unexpectedly…
  • Where are all the trucking poets?
    Ran across this poem that puts a spotlight on our profession. I’ve often wondered why are there are so few good trucking poems. Anybody out there got anything to offer? This one at least hits the mark. Near Election, Missouri…
  • Murray Mullen becoming more optimistic about oil and gas industries
    Mullen Group beats Bay St. expectations, positions for recovery
  • Higher freight volumes to close third quarter of 2016
    TORONTO, Ont. – Freight volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads closed higher for the third quarter of 2016, up 5% month-to-month and 10% compared to September 2015, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Compared to the third quarter of 2015, load…
  • Partnership to offer programs to improve workplace safety
    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) signed a memorandum of understanding to increase awareness for improved workplace safety in the trucking industry. Both organizations have committed to work together…
  • Ryder’s new service delivers fuel to the customer
    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System customers can now receive fuel delivery while off duty and domicile at 435 locations throughout Canada and the US. The new mobile fuel solution uses Ryder’s 6,400 strategic fuel partnerships to create what it called…

Trucker Tom Podcast #1101 — What Keeps The Molecular Spin Spinning?

1101 What Keeps The Molecular Spin Spinning?…

In elementary school we are all taught about the structure of atoms, how they consist of a nucleus surrounded by orbiting electrons and protons. What force keeps these things spinning at the perfect speed? If there’s a spin force, then logic […]

Google Latitude Location WordPress Sidebar Widget

I just found a very cool Google Latitude WordPress widget that will automatically display my current location in the sidebar as long as I have the Google Maps application up and running on my Sprint HTC “Touch” phone.

I’ve been looking for a way to automatically display my current location, and this is almost ideal. […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1100 — Strong Mental Immune System

1100 Strong Mental Immune System…

I play the audio of a couple of different TED talks that discuss the idea of meme’s or virally spreading ideas and how people can be vulnerable to them. This gives me a launching point to talk about how resentment and denial figure […]

Gravity Driven Universe by Roy Masters

Gravity Driven Universe by Roy Masters.

Roy Masters is having a special broadcast on Friday, June 26, 2009 where he talks about his alternative theory to the so-called Big Bang theory of how the Universe developed and is sustained.

Download the PDF of Roy Masters’ new theory explaining how gravity is the missing element […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1099 — How Marxism Is Justified

1099 How Marxism Is Justified…

Human beings that harbor resentment and are enemies with their conscience end up seeing the world backwards. Right becomes wrong, wrong becomes right, freedom is slavery, and slavery is freedom. I play a clip from a TEDtalks piece that essentially attempts to justify […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1098 — Teetering Towards Dictatorship

1098 Teetering Towards Dictatorship…

Chaos is slowly engulfing people and organizations as they move away from conscience into an externalized, pressure-responsive state. The USA and much of the world at large is becoming ripe for mind control and ultimately dictatorship and tyranny.

I play the song “Na Na […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1097 — Communication Costs Approach Zero

1097 Communication Costs Approach Zero…

Up until the Internet came along, people were able to make paying businesses out of helping other people communicate, utilizing high-priced print and broadcast technologies. The Internet replaces those technologies and is in the process of disrupting monopolistic business models that were traditionally […]

The marketing myth of “free” social media | Tom Foremski: IMHO |

The marketing myth of “free” social media | Tom Foremski: IMHO |

The author of this must feel his job is threatened by blogging, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts, etc.

FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments by AP: Yahoo! Tech

FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments by AP: Yahoo! Tech.

Could this be how the government plan to limit free speech via a back-door attack? Why don’t they go after politicians outlandish and outright false claims too?