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  • So, how do I – an Energy Analyst – predict petroleum prices?
     It is a rarity indeed when I feel the need to plead guilty to an over-exertion of negative enthusiasm (which is really a long definition of criticism) when I look back on several Weekly Energy Reports where I have torpedoed…
  • Transportation sales people: It’s your call
    Think back to the last deal you closed and ask you, “Who was the decision maker I had to reach and influence? How did I do it?“ The reason I asked you to think about that is because there will…
  • Customer service in the transportation industry stinks
    Customer service in the transportation industry stinks – that’s what my mentor Tom Peters, author of the blockbuster book, In Search of Excellence said many years ago. It must still be true because every time I write about poor customer service…
  • The best of the best
    The best Toronto drivers go head-to-head at the Regional Truck Driving Championships
  • Road Today Truck Show and Job Fair a success
      BRAMPTON, Ont. – Road Today’s 8th annual Truck Show and Job Fair was a success according to organizers. The truck show took place on Saturday, May 28 at Brampton’s Soccer Centre and featured more than 80 exhibitors. Exhibitors ranged…
  • 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…
  • The tough get going
    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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    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 –…

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

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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

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A Warning Regarding Vaccines…

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