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Supper

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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  • Truck-Lite offering trailer telematics
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Truck-Lite is entering the trailer telematics market with the launch of its new Road Ready trailer monitoring and communication system. The new offering was announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council. Truck-Lite says…
  • Velociti touts “instant ROI” on tire inflation system retrofits
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A creative new program from Velociti allows fleets to use the fuel savings generated by trailer tire inflation system retrofits to pay for the technology over time. Velociti, which is in the business of helping fleets deploy…
  • TMW targets small fleets with new maintenance management platform
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – TMW Systems has launched a new, cost-effective maintenance management system that it says will allow the company to break into the small fleet market. Designed for fleets with 150 or fewer assets, FleetCheck is designed to provide…
  • FlowBelow partners with Aperia, expands product line
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – FlowBelow and Aperia have partnered to better package their respective companies’ fuel-saving technologies. Aperia makes the Halo Tire Inflator, which keeps tractor tires properly inflated using the energy produced by the rotation of the wheels as a…
  • Today’s trucking technology could be yesterday’s news before you know it
    When I first started this job more than a year ago, I never would have imagined that technology would be such a huge part of what I write about. Well now it seems the race to put the first all-electric…
  • Daimler names five new executives to its aftermarket and operations organization
    PORTLAND, Ore. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has made five appointments to its aftermarket and operations areas. Effective June 1, Rich Simons will take on the role of general manager of aftermarket parts sales; general manager of central service…
  • Embark unveils new self-driving truck technology
    SAN MATEO, Calif. — Embark, a new developer of self-driving technologies, unveiled its self-driving truck technology today. The company, which gained approval by the State of Nevada earlier this year to begin testing its truck on public roads, says it has…
  • Peel region starts long range transportation plan update
    Transportation representatives say they want more LCVs operating in the region
  • Ontario’s LCV program has been a success
    Ontario in late January lifted a number of restrictions that were placed on long combination vehicles (LCVs) operating in the province, paving the way for the more widespread use of double 53s. Key changes included the removal of the cap…
  • Hacked
    Small and mid-sized carriers are easy targets for hackers
  • Buyer beware
    The clock is ticking for Canadian carriers operating in the US to install electronic logging devices. The system you choose may be the most important decision you make this year.
  • The politics of pipelines
    I like to think that everyone has a skill of some kind. That’s until I thought, “Wait, everyone has one? That means politicians, too?” This just cannot be – the only skill required is to be a lawyer, educated in…
  • OTA briefs South Asian truckers on key industry issues
    Well-attended Town Hall meeting the first of many between the two groups
  • Huayi Tire appoints western Canadian regional fleet sales manager
    MARKHAM, Ont. – Commercial and passenger tire manufacturer Huayi Tire Canada has named Terry Kindleman as its new western region fleet sales manager. With over 30 years of experience in the tire industry, including truck and car rental, sales and…
  • Total costs continue to slide
    TORONTO, Ont. —  The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers went down by 1.1% in December, according to the Canadian General Freight Index.  The base rate index also decreased by 1.7% in December while average fuel surcharges assessed by carriers…
  • CTA supports amending livestock transportation rules, but concerns remain
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is applauding the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) plan to modernize the rules for transporting livestock, but concerns remain over certain aspects of the proposed regulations. One key contention raised by…
  • Today’s Technology and Trucking
    Volvo Trucks’ Paul Kudla explains what is technologically possible today.
  • Canadian Peterbilt dealers among North America’s best
    WINNIPEG, Man. – Peterbilt Manitoba was recently recognized as the Peterbilt’s First Class Service Excellence Dealer of the Year. It boasted the highest dealer group performance for First Class Service Excellence, according to the company. “Whether it’s advanced diagnostic equipment…
  • SambaSafety buys Vigillo
    PORTLAND, Ore. – SambaSafety has acquired Vigillo, a provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance. Vigillo is best known for its CSA monitoring platform, which allows carriers to gain detailed visibility into their safety…
  • Kingtec Transport Refrigeration Systems

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

Seasonal flu shot may increase H1N1 risk

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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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