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  • Maxim raises $23K for CancerCare Manitoba
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Maxim Truck and Trailer raised $23,000 for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation’s Challenge for Life campaign during a May 26 barbecue at the company’s Winnipeg, Man. location, which saw roughly 600 people visit the charity event. “I’m proud of…
  • Improvements coming to B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway
    MERRITT, B.C. – B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway will soon see some major upgrades aimed at making the road safer for the commercial trucking industry on the busy corridor that links the Lower Mainland of the province with the rest of Canada.…
  • Five tire management tips for Tire Safety Week
    Suppliers offer tire care advice in advance of Tire Safety Week, International Roadcheck
  • Peterbilt expands refuse truck lineup
    DENTON, Texas  – Peterbilt Motors Company announced that it is expanding its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 that features new seating configurations for route collection versatility, enhanced styling and availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine. “Peterbilt has led…
  • Trison Tarps hosts third annual customer appreciation pig roast
    BRANTFORD, Ont. — For the third consecutive year, Trison Tarps thanked its customers and supporters by hosting a pig roast. Paul Vandenberg, president of Trison Tarps, has cooked more than 20 pigs on his custom-built smoker, mostly for charitable causes.…
  • Tallman Truck Centre to host Kemptville open house
    KEMPTVILLE, Ont. — Tallman Truck Centre is inviting customers to visit its newest facility during an open house June 10. The Kemptville dealership open house will run from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. and will feature dealership tours, a free…
  • ATRI reveals results of sleep apnea survey
    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of its sleep apnea survey today. Data for the survey was collected from more than 800 commercial drivers. ARTI said it found a lot from the study. It…
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    Economic times may be challenging but Kelsey Trail keeps on trucking
  • A woman’s touch
    New executive director of STA brings experience and passion
  • Why IFTA is like a trip to the dentist
    Does anyone like going to the dentist? Every visit means getting poked and prodded and then lectured about flossing. Lord help you if they bring out needles and drills. And once you’re done, you’re told to make an appointment so…
  • Investing in Alberta’s roads
    NDP government addresses issues at AMTA conference
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    PMTC offers Alberta session on how to deal with medical marijuana in the workplace
  • Canadian generosity will help Fort Mac rise from the ashes
    It’s been a trying time for the people of Fort McMurray – to say the least. Nothing I could write in this column would be news to anyone in Canada or elsewhere, as the Fort Mac wildfire has been the…
  • Laying her cards on the table
    AMTA president talks wide-base tires, ELDs and David Bradley
  • OTA Council Summit to feature two panels on cargo crime
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association has rolled out a new workshop with the aim of preventing cargo crime. The OTA said it has been estimated that cargo crime has cost the trucking industry more than $5 billion –…
  • Bridgestone appoints new v.p. of marketing for commercial tire business
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eric Higgs has been named the new vice-president of marketing for Bridgestone Americas’s commercial tire business. Going forward, Higgs will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy and efforts for the commercial group, and will have direct marketing leadership…
  • Total costs continue to increase: CGFI
    TORONTO, Ont. — Total Cost of ground transportation for Canadian Shippers increased by 1.5% in March when compared to February according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).  The Base Rate Index also increased by 2…
  • Superior Propane lives up to its name
    With a name like Superior Propane it’s almost necessary to deliver the best in the business. Superior means better than the rest. Better service, better drivers, better product – and that’s what the company strives for – and feels it has achieved,…
  • Dalton undercover: Part 5
    THE STORY SO FAR Bud convinces Mark to go undercover at a trucking firm to see if he can help stop cargo thefts from the company. Mark is hired by Chenai Trucking and shows up to take on his first…
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Trucker Tom Podcast #1101 — What Keeps The Molecular Spin Spinning?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 | ZDNet.com

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

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?