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Eating lunch.

Dinner

I know, I know, I'm a terrible creature of habit...

About to eat dinner.

All that remains of a bean burrito...

Dinner before unloading in a short while.

Waiting to unload.

Late lunch has arrived.

Loaded next door, eating a very late lunch.

Eating dinner.

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  • Total cost of ground transportation declines
    TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers decreased by 0.9% in May compared to April according to results published today by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). As well, the base rate index, which excludes…
  • Volvo Trucks names regional v.p. for Canada
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America recently announced that Paul Kudla has been named regional vice-president for its Canada region. In his new role, he will oversee commercial sales and marketing operations. “Paul is very well-known within the industry,…
  • How to tell if your transportation company is being acquired by another company
    Are you asking yourself the question ‘Is my company being acquired?’ Should you be? Lots of activity in the transportation industry. The industry is getting smaller. In earlier blogs here, I have said that it is critical to take a…
  • Ritchie Bros. Alberta auction breaks records
    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Records were broken in Lethbridge last week, as Ritchie Bros. sold more than $24 million worth of equipment in two days. Traditionally the company’s southern Alberta site has focused on agriculture auctions, but this month’s sale featured more construction…
  • Mercedes-Benz Worker lineup expanded
    Vocational upfit solution also offered for Metris and Sprinter vans
  • Polaris Transportation celebrates one year anniversary of Leadership Development Program
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Polaris Transportation celebrated the one year anniversary of its collaborative association with the Ivey Business School at Western University and Lazaridis School of Business and Economics of Wilfrid Laurier University. The partnership is known as the Leadership…
  • Look at your cards
    It’s funny how age effects your decision making. I recall being advised when I was a young lad that to further invest in the trucking industry by applying for operating authorities at that time would be very risky and the smart…
  • Ready to make the round?
    Three years after the first pre-publication, the regulation amending the Quebec safety standards for road vehicles have been adopted. Now the new regulation is aligned with the National Safety Code standards. In addition, the regulations have the effect of replacing…
  • The benefits of online driver training
    Traditionally, the mere mention of training can be met with disapproval among professional drivers, and can cause frustration due to the inconvenience of scheduling. Getting a group together on a Saturday or Sunday morning is not the most ideal learning…
  • Fuel for thought
    Industry players visit the test track at Transport Canada's Motor Vehicle Test and Research Center
  • Cummins unveils new engine platform
    New X15 to provide stronger fuel economy and performance
  • You can build a fence but everything still permeates it
    I am sure you will all be pleased and interested to know that I have added another pastime to my morning ritual. In addition to retrieving two newspapers from whatever overgrown foliage is the delivery person’s preferred target of the…
  • Petro-Canada reveals PC-11 launch campaign
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Petro-Canada Lubricants announced the launch of its ‘The Tougher. The Better.’ campaign today. The new campaign reveals its PC-11 branding in advance of the introduction of two new categories of heavy duty engine oils in December. “Durability, strength…
  • Make way for the quiet leader who listens
    The leaders that shaped the trucking industry of today were forged in the cauldron of deregulation in the late 1980s. At a time of regulatory upheaval which saw once powerful companies get mired in outdated thinking and become paralyzed by…
  • Raising the bar for driver training
    Ontario has made good on a promise to toughen the process of obtaining a commercial driver’s licence. In late June, it announced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) and for the first time will require new drivers to undergo a fairly rigorous…
  • TransCore’s Canadian freight volumes increase
    TORONTO, Ont. – TransCore Link Logistics revealed today that volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads stayed strong through the second quarter of 2016. Compared to last month, volumes were flat, down marginally by two percent month-over-month. Year-over-year volumes were lower…
  • What makes Canada different from the United States?
    I recently had a client visit here from the United States. After a long discussion, I gleaned the following. It’s not just the weather that’s cooler in Canada. He made some observations. You live next door to a clean-cut, quiet…
  • Teletrac launches new fleet management platform
    GLENVIEW, Ill. — Teletrac Navman released its latest software platform called Teletrac Navman Director this week. The platform is now available worldwide and it intelligently tracks assets and collects valuable data to meet a range of business needs and to drive…
  • Nexiq Technologies rolls out eTechnician software combo
    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Nexiq Technologies rolled out the latest release of eTechnician recently, which now includes two PC-based software applications— eTechnician Heavy Duty Standard (HDS) and eTechnician Light and Medium Truck (LMT). The company said in a release that the…
  • Maxion Wheels rolls out five-year warranty on on commercial vehicle steel wheels
    NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels announced recently that it is introducing a five-year standard warranty with its MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish on the company’s hub-piloted single and wide-base tubeless disc steel wheels sold in North America. The MaxCoat Extra multi-layer finish…

Philosophy

The problem with people is resentment and denial. Resentment is how human beings play god in their own minds. Resentment cuts us off from the source of our real unique identity. Denial and excuses build a wedge between us and the Still Small Voice. Running away from that Still Small Voice causes us to build an externalized, evil-supported, lie-based identity that’s a slave of and therefore OF the world, as opposed to being IN the world but not OF it.

All of us end up in varying degrees of denial and therefore slavery. A few of us are not happy with that and start seeking real answers. Many of us may bitch about our miserable slave lives but end up seeking more efficient and therefore ever-more-depraved mechanisms of denial because in the end we hate God. These types of people end up trying to re-create god in the form of an all-powerful, all-knowing, omni-present man-made government.

I believe that 666 is a percentage. When we get to two-thirds of the nation’s population, or two-thirds of the world’s population that is hopelessly brainwashed and locked in denial, the nation and perhaps the world is finished and will plunge into a modern dark age. The USA seems to be dangerously close to 66.6% of the population in this state of denial. Witness the advent of the popularity of stupid shows like “American Idol.” “Fans” (short for fanatics) are creating their own false god. The popularity of personalities such as Obama’s are another indicator.

worm that dieth not

Would-be dictators are always waiting in the wings. The real danger for America and the world at large is this huge percentage of brainwashed people. The one thing that might save us is suffering. Suffering has the ability to cause some people to begin to seek real answers.

We carry the spores of our own contagion in the form of resentment. Until we are willing as individuals to look at ourselves and see the awful truth of what we have morphed into, we are always in danger of passing the contagion on to our fellow mankind. The transmission of the contagion of the cycle of resentment and denial is literally the “worm that dieth not.”