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McSupper...

Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.

Lunch

Loaded next load here.

Lunch

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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  • Driving the new Volvo VNR
    The design of the all-new Volvo VNR was heavily inspired by driver feedback
  • In support of the glider
    My purchase of a glider kit is getting closer. I have a buyer for the truck I want to replace with the glider, and hopefully by the time you read this I will be putting the first of many miles…
  • Pack performance
    The results of last fall’s cooperative platooning trials are in
  • Getting up to speed
    DTNA boss Roger Nielsen welcomes challenges of new role
  • Laying rubber
    Truck tires are compared for fuel savings in this year’s Energotest
  • Trucking: The industry that gives
    It’s summer time, and that means it’s the season of truck shows, convoys, and fundraising barbecues. It also means trucking is front and center when it comes to raising money for worthwhile causes. I’ve been blown away by the effort…
  • Trailer production climbed in May: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Trailer production increased 12% in May, thanks to two additional build days and strong orders. The production rate was up 2% year-over-year, according to ACT Research. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days…
  • Daimler expands parts distribution network
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America announced yesterday that it will be adding two new parts distribution centers to its network – one in Grimes, Iowa and one in Whitestown, Indiana. “Our customers drive the best product on the road…
  • Is our world a little cuckoo?
    I am of the belief that we are living in a world of movie sequels, or better put — sometimes it seems that the future of our world is being determined by the theatrical ambitions of our political leaders. When…
  • Edge Transportation – Truck West
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  • Class 8 truck production hits 18-month high: ACT
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – North American Class 8 truck production hit an 18-month high in May, thanks to strong orders through the first quarter. A rising build rate resulting from those orders drove up Class 8 orders. “Annualized, May’s production rate…
  • MTA and Volvo Trucks Canada name provincial Driver of the Year
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ronald J. Rodych of Gordon Food Service has been named the 2017 Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)/Volvo Trucks Canada’s Driver of the Year. Rodych has been a driver with Gordon Food Service for more than 28 years, and…
  • Truck tonnage jumps in May: ATA
    ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, after a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April. Compared to May 2016, the…
  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes impress in May
    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore Link Logistics Canadian and cross-border loads were impressive according to the data. Loads performed well in May with volumes also increasing significantly. Year-over-year, freight volumes jumped 31% compared to May 2016.  Load volumes in May 2017 were…
  • CTA calls on members to complete NAFTA survey
    TORONTO, Ont. — The Government of Canada has announced the opening of consultations on the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The government is seeking views from Canadian interests on cross-border trade harmonization, policies in need of clarification…
  • Seven fleets to participate in Run on Less demonstration
    ATLANTA, Ga. – Seven U.S. fleets have signed on to participate in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) first Run on Less demonstration. Each fleet is contributing a fuel-efficient truck and driver to be tracked for a three-week…
  • Rotary Lift reveals new method for heavy-duty inground lifts
    MADISON, Ind.  – Rotary Lift announced that it has developed a patent-pending installation method for heavy-duty inground lifts that reduces installation time, can improve environmental protection, and makes it possible to install the lifts in areas that were previously unavailable due…
  • MPI puts brakes on its driver training program
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Manitobans looking to have Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) cover their tuition for the Entry Level Professional Truck Driver Training Program will soon reach a dead end, as the program will conclude June 30. Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)…
  • Huayi Tire Canada names eastern region sales manager
    MARKHAM, Ont. – Huayi Tire Canada (HTC), distributor of Double Coin tires and associated brands, has named Robert Vetter its new east region fleet sales manager. Vetter brings nearly 50 years of tire industry experience to the role, the company…

Makeup Plus Photoshop Equals False Reality

Here’s an amazing video ad called “Dove Revolution” that graphically demonstrates how models end up becoming Photoshopped for advertising copy.

My Appearance In Another Podcast

I was interviewed by my good friend and fellow truck driver Jeff Forester, a.k.a. truckertwotimes. If you would like to listen, here’s the link to the show:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TruckerTwotimes/~3/gfc91fR_6-I/truckertwotimes-187202-09-29-2009.mp3

Jeff’s website is at http://www.truckertwotimes.com.

Trucker Tom Podcast #1171 — How To Deprogram Yourself

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Trucker Tom Podcast #1170 — Laws Designed To Make You Into A Criminal

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Wabash Valley woman didn’t realize second cold medicine purchase violated drug laws

In Bad Times for Capitalism, Socialists in Europe Suffer

Mandatory flu vaccination splits workers

Andy Williams accuses Barack Obama of following Marxist theory

Council hires hoodie spies […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1169 — Cost Cutting Methods

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Risky business: States tax the rich at their peril

Bill Clinton speaks of vast, right-wing conspiracy

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Russia Hopes U.S. to Extend Shuttle Operations

Obamacare At Gunpoint — Buy Insurance or Go To Jail

Gore-Backed Car Firm Gets Large U.S. Loan

Most parents won’t have kids get H1N1 flu shots, study finds

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Pennsylvania Two Lane Road iPod Video… 15.6 Megabytes

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A Warning Regarding Vaccines…

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