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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…
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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.”