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  • PMTC conference date and location set
    MILTON, Ont. – The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) will again hold its annual conference at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, Ont., 20 minutes north of Toronto. The event will run from June 16-17 and will…
  • Pilot project could reduce operational hours at Port of Raymond
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a battle with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in early December 2015, the offices of Montana Senator Steve Daines and House Representative Ryan Zinke said they are again attempting to stop an effort to close…
  • Detect improper brake strokes with Visi-Chek
    CULLMAN, Ala. – Green means you’re OK and red indicates further inspection is required with TSE Brakes Inc.’s new Visi-Chek visual brake stroke indicator, which helps drivers ensure their vehicle’s brake stroke is in compliance. “This amazing new product allows…
  • APTA lauds N.B. for shelving road toll plans
    DIEPPE, N.B. — The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) says it was wise of the New Brunswick government to not move forward in implementing highway tolls. The association says the province could not absorb both an HST hike and highway…
  • Top Peterbilt dealers recognized
    DENTON, Texas — Four Canadian Peterbilt dealers were recent recipients of Best in Class awards from the truck maker. Cervus Equipment Peterbilt (Cal Johnson), Peterbilt Manitoba (Doug Danylchuk), Stahl Peterbilt (Eddy Stahl) and Transdiff Peterbilt (Pierre, Guillaume and Jean-Phillipe Pouliot)…
  • Canadian spot market freight volumes rise in January
    TORONTO, Ont. — TransCore reports load volumes increased in January, on the heels of four consecutive months of declines. January spot market freight volumes were up 12% above December but down 28% year-over-year. The freight index has shown alternate highs…
    In-cab video cameras can be an invaluable resource. They can absolve your driver of any fault for the accident, reduce litigation expenses, and protect your company from punitive damages predicated on claims of inadequate supervision. I reached this opinion by…
  • Cummins to celebrate opening of new Mississauga parts facility
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cummins Eastern Canada is opening a new parts facility at 6950 Edwards Blvd. in Mississauga. The company began moving the department from 7175 Pacific Circle on Feb. 1. The new warehouse will be used to store parts…
  • OTA partnership brings new industry benchmarking tool
    TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) will be hosting a webinar Feb. 17 with inGauge to help those in the trucking industry create efficiencies in their operations and see how they stack up with the competition. The OTA…
  • Trailer Wizards names new v.p. of sales for Ontario
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– Trailer Wizards announced today that it has appointed Terry Maw as its new vice-president of sales for the Ontario region. In his new position, Maw will lead the Ontario rental, lease, and dealership sales teams, as well as manage…
  • Is preparing my transportation business for sale like rehearsing for a theatre performance?
    When entering the centre stage spotlight, both a business owner and a star performer must know their roles, the script, the story, as well as the other major players and the rolls they will play. The goal of both is…
    How Truck News’ 2015 Owner/Operator of the Year uprooted his life in Germany and started trucking in Canada.
  • Freightliner names Edmonton one of North America’s hardest working cities
    EDMONTON, Alta. — Edmonton has been declared by Freightliner to be one of North America’s hardest working cities. It joins New York City, Charlotte, N.C. and Seattle-Tacoma as the 2016 recipients. The Hardest Working Cities program from Freightliner honours cities…
  • TTSAO’s first Carrier Group meeting focuses on MELT, retention and recruiting issues
    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – On Wednesday Feb. 3, the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)’s new Carrier Group hosted its first official meeting at Challenger Motor Freight in Cambridge, Ont. The new Carrier Group’s mandate is to support the TTSAO…
  • BCTA recommends 10-lane bridge, tolls during consultation with government
    LANGLEY, B.C. – The British Columbia Trucking Association (BCTA) announced its support for the province’s proposed improvements to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge, as well as placing a toll on all Metro Vancouver bridge crossings and…
  • Slow start to 2016 for Class 8 orders: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Commercial truck orders have slowed significantly to start 2016, according to preliminary figures from ACT Research. The company reported January Classes 5-8 orders of 36,400 units, the third lowest volume of the past eight moths. “Economic reports…
  • Cat’s CT681 enters full production
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Caterpillar has announced its model CT681 vocational truck is now in full production. The CT681 is a Class 8 set-forward axle truck intended for snow plow, concrete mixer, dump and super dump applications. The company says…
  • Groupe Morneau names new general manager of Morneau Sego
    MONTREAL, Que. — Groupe Morneau announced recently that it has appointed Sabrina Levesque as its new general manager of Morneau Sego. In her new position, Levesque will be in charge of the the Far North specialized service. She has been with…
  • Eaton announces vocational Fuller Advantage Series automated 10-speed
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — In an announcement Canadian fleets will welcome, Eaton says it is expanding its Fuller Advantage Series automated manual transmissions to cover vocational applications and gross vehicle weights of up to 110,000 lbs. Previously the Fuller Advantage was…
  • Mack makes GuardDog Connect standard on TerraPro
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack Trucks has made GuardDog Connect standard on its TerraPro cabover models equipped with Mack’s MP engine. It made the announcement at World of Concrete. TerraPro trucks are spec’d for applications including concrete pump, dump, mixer…

Trucker Tom Podcast #1192 — Dark Future

1192 Dark Future…

I play an audio clip from Joel McLaughlin, host of the Life In Ohio podcast.

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Trucker Tom Podcast #1191 — What Is Time?

1191 What Is Time?…

On July 3, 2009, I called in to the “Gravity Driven Universe” science show with host Roy Masters. In this podcast I’ve included a 17-minute-long segment of the show which includes my call asking “What is time?” and Roy Masters’ explanation of not only […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1190 — We Are Becoming The Borg

1190 We Are Becoming The Borg…

No men OR women needed: Scientists create sperm and eggs from stem cells

Scottish Courts Briefly Take Overweight Mother’s Newborn Child Because Her Existing Childrend Are Deemed Too Fat By Government Agents

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Trucker Tom Podcast #1189 — Control Freaks Feed On Moral Decay

1189 Control Freaks Feed On Moral Decay…

Police: Cop Pulled Gun On Haunted House Character

Something really scary for Obama’s Democrats

Congressman arney Frank: “We Are Trying On Every Front To Increase The Role Of Government”

America Moving from Kingdom of Cash to Socialism Slowly but Surely

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Leo Laport Intimidated?

To say that I’m heavily tattooed is probably an understatement. I’ve got tattoos where people seldom see tattoos — right on my head.

Needless to say, the tattoos generate a ton of reactions most of the time when I am in public.

I’ve been an observer of people all of my life.

Occasionally I will […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1188 — Do You Have A Hellish Future?

1188 Do You Have A Future?…

Are you conditioned to respond to words? Your conditioned response to words enslaves you.

“Global Warming” as a sales term is no longer working very well. So in order to sell it the would-be slave masters are trying to change the sales […]

Trucker Tom Podcast #1187 — Eugenics & Genocide In America’s Future?

1187 Eugenics & Genocide In America’s Future?…

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Las Vegas Experience iPod Video — 50.9 Megabytes

Las Vegas Experience iPod Video — 50.9 Megabytes

Featuring “Dance of the Fireflies” by Terri England

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Trucker Tom Podcast #1186 — Listener Email

1186 Listener Email…

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Trucker Tom Podcast #1185 — Groupthink Malignancy

1185 Groupthink Malignancy…

A groupthink political cancer is currently invading the United States of America and the greater world at large. Unfortunately there may be no treatment modalities available to successfully treat the growing global malignancy.

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