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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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  • TCA welcomes Bison’s Penner as incoming chairman
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bison Transport’s president and CEO, Rob Penner,  has been elected the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) chairman for the 2017-2018 term. He is the second Canadian chairman in TCA’s history. To date, Penner has served on the board…
  • Overcapacity remains, but ELD mandate will help: Titanium
    BOLTON, Ont. – Overcapacity and pressure on pricing made 2016 a challenging year for Titanium Transportation, but the stage is now set for it to resume its growth. Ted Daniel, CEO of Titanium, addressed analysts last week to discuss 2016…
  • Bison named best large fleet to drive for
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second consecutive year, Winnipeg’s Bison Transport was named the winner of best overall fleet in the large carrier category in the 2017 Best Fleets to Drive For program. The program, now in its ninth year,…
  • Braswell in, Kirk out as TMC executive director
    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has named longtime Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) technical director Robert Braswell its new acting executive director. He replaces Carl Kirk, who has left the organization. “TMC is a vitally important part…
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  • Eaton names new boss of vehicle group
    DUBLIN, Ireland – Eaton has named Joao V. Faria president of its vehicle group, effective May 1. He takes over from Kenneth F. Davis, who will retire Aug. 1. Faria will be responsible for the company’s overall vehicle business, which…
  • Trucking rates expected to increase this year: FTR
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Shippers in the US should prepare to pay more for trucking services, according to the latest Shippers Conditions Index from FTR. The industry forecaster says capacity is tightening, but adds that regulatory drag could slow under the…
  • Bison’s Pitzel explains how all fleets can create a safety culture
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Last year was a particularly good one for Bison Transport’s director of safety and driver development, Garth Pitzel. In 2016, he got to honor the company’s first ever driver to complete three million consecutive accident-free miles. Bison…
  • Purolator to suspend shipments as strike looms
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A strike by Purolator drivers appears imminent, after the Teamsters rejected the company’s latest offer. Purolator says it’s looking forward to resuming collective bargaining, after 56% of Teamsters members rejected its latest offer. The union has issued…
  • B.C. government announces new truck parking facility
    NORTH SURREY, B.C. – The B.C. government has committed $17 million toward a new parking facility for truckers on Hwy. 17 under the Port Mann Bridge, and plans to streamline the commercial truck permitting system, as well as evaluate new…
  • TCA honors winner of James Prout Award
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Wendy Hamilton of Pilot Flying J was named the 2016 James Prout/Wreaths Across America (WAA) Spirit of Giving Award winner. The award was presented at this year’s Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) annual convention on March 27. The…
  • Winner of 2016 Highway Angel of the Year Award revealed
    Truck driver who rescued fellow driver during Houston floods named Highway Angel of the Year
  • Goodyear recognizes heroic truck driver
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – David Webb of Billings, Mont. was named Goodyear’s 34th Highway Hero during an emotional presentation at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Webb was selected from among three finalists and presented with the award in front of industry press,…
  • TCA names Kretsinger Past Chairman of the Year
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) named Tom Kretsinger Jr. the winner of its 2017 Past Chairman Award. Kretsinger Jr. is the chairman of the board and CEO of American Central Transport based in Liberty, Missouri. He was…
  • TMW integrates TruckRight recruitment tool
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – TMW Systems has integrated TruckRight’s driver recruitment tool into its TMW.Suite platform, the company announced. Through the integration, driver data created or modified within the TruckRight portal is automatically pushed to a driver profile within the TMW.Suite…
  • OOIDA calls on Trump to ditch bad trucking regs
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is encouraging the Trump administration to “knock out bad regs.” The organization, representing small business truckers, launched its campaign at the Mid-America Trucking Show. It’s encouraging members to push back against…
  • TomTom Bridge adds ELD capability
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – TomTom says its Bridge ELD (electronic logging device) kit will provide truckers with the tools they need for electronic logging. The company partnered with M2M DataSmart, a wireless data service provider, to provide ELD capabilities to drivers.…
  • FAC plans to outsource parts transportation
    WINDSOR, Ont. – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FAC) has notified Unifor Local 444 that it plans to close its Windsor trucking division and outsource its auto parts transportation, according to a report in the Windsor Star. The union was notified late…
  • UPDATED: Arrest made after trucks shot at on Hwy. 97
    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The RCMP has made an arrest related to numerous shootings at commercial vehicles over an eight-hour period this past weekend. Between 8:30 p.m. March 24 and 2:45 a.m. March 25, police say they received numerous calls about…
  • Gordon Food Services announces new referral program
    HAMILTON, Ont. – Gordon Food Services (GFS) announced recently that it is rolling out a new referral incentive program exclusive to TTSAO Full Member Schools. The incentive program will run from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. GFS is offering…

Success and Failure

The genius of Sam Walton was that he was able to inspre his employees to put something of their own stamp on his stores from day to day that did not require his continued presence. Steve Jobs did precisely the opposite, stamping something of his own personality on both employees and customers. Walmart has well survived the death of Sam Walton, whereas Apple continues to suffer heavily the demise of Steve Jobs.

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