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  • FMCSA Sued Over Information in Driver Inspection Reports
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has "intentionally or willfully" improperly disseminated truck-driver inspection reports that contain references to violations not classified as "serious driver-related safety violations," according to a lawsuit filed by six independent owner-operator truck drivers.
  • US-Nafta Trade Up 5.4% in May
    U.S.-Nafta trade in May increased 5.4% over the same period a year ago, aided by continued reliance on trucking, according to TransBorder Freight Data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Covenant's Net Income Rises to $3.8 Million
    Covenant Transportation Group reported its second-quarter net income doubled to $3.8 million, or 25 cents per share, from $1.9 million, or 13 cents, a year ago.
  • Court Approves OOIDA-C.R. England Settlement
    A Utah U.S. District Court judge has approved a settlement requiring motor carrier C.R. England to pay a class of independent-contractor truck drivers $3 million in damages and attorney fees for alleged "truth-in-leasing" violations.
  • Caterpillar's Profit Rises to $999 Million
    Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc.'s second-quarter profit rose to $999 million, or $1.57 a share, from $960 million, or $1.45 a year ago, but sales declined.
  • Knight's 2Q Income Rises 36%
    Knight Transportation's second-quarter earnings rose 36% to $25.8 million, or 31 cents per share on higher demand.
  • Union Pacific Net Income Rises 17%
    Union Pacific Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 17% to $1.29 billion, or $1.43 per share, continuing a trend of profit growth reported by other railroads.
  • Mullen's 2Q Income Dips
    Canadian transportation firm Mullen Group said net income fell in the second quarter as the Canadian economy grew little.
  • Jobless Claims Decrease to Eight-Year Low
    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than eight years.
  • June Trailer Orders Jump 44%
    New trailer orders jumped 44% in June from a year ago as high demand for new equipment continued into the summer, ACT Research reported.
  • Ryder's Second-Quarter Net Income Rises
    Ryder System said its second-quarter earnings rose from a year ago, as its fleet management and supply chain units revenue increased.

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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Trucker Tom Podcast #1168 — Enveloping Insanity

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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

Seasonal flu shot may increase H1N1 risk

AT&T calls for [...]

Pennsylvania Two Lane Road iPod Video… 15.6 Megabytes

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Trucker Tom Podcast #1167 — Mechanisms of Prejudice

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A Warning Regarding Vaccines…

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Trucker Tom Podcast #1166 — Personal Production Lines

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