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Eating lunch.

Lunch buffet.

Break finished, ate lunch, ready to go again.


Loaded next load here.


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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  • CTEA 53rd Annual Manufacturers’ Conference
  • Trucking HR Canada, legal issues and alcohol and drug policies addressed during STA AGM
    SASKATOON, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) held its annual AGM and Awards Gala Oct. 22, offering a trio of speakers to address the state of the industry both in provincially and nationally. Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR…
  • Canada’s carbon pricing situation
    MONCTON, N.B. – Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all Canadian provinces and territories have until 2018 to have some sort of carbon pricing plan in place. The goal of the plan put in place by the Liberals…
  • FMCSA issues safety advisory on traveling with recalled Samsung smartphone
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is issuing a safety advisory to drivers outlining the risks and regulations associated with transporting damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices, including the Samsung Note…
  • Canadian and US Peterbilt customers take part in first Pride and Class Parade
    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt’s first Pride and Class Parade took place in Denton’s Downtown Square, with nearly 50 customers from Canada and the US taking part. With trucks ranging from a 1948 Model 350 to current production models, Peterbilt also…
  • Class 8 orders follow trend: ACT Research
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – Class 8 net orders were lukewarm in September with a slight rise, signaling that the historically weak season is coming to an end, ACT Research revealed today. Seasonally adjusted, September’s orders were at 16,100 units. “October kicks off…
  • When and how to defend your CVOR
    MILTON, Ont. – One of the easiest ways to ensure your CVOR stays clean is to always carry a valid CVOR certificate in the truck. But that seemingly simple requirement is also one of the biggest pitfalls facing fleets who unexpectedly…
  • Where are all the trucking poets?
    Ran across this poem that puts a spotlight on our profession. I’ve often wondered why are there are so few good trucking poems. Anybody out there got anything to offer? This one at least hits the mark. Near Election, Missouri…
  • Murray Mullen becoming more optimistic about oil and gas industries
    Mullen Group beats Bay St. expectations, positions for recovery
  • Higher freight volumes to close third quarter of 2016
    TORONTO, Ont. – Freight volumes for Canadian and cross-border loads closed higher for the third quarter of 2016, up 5% month-to-month and 10% compared to September 2015, according to TransCore Link Logistics. Compared to the third quarter of 2015, load…
  • Partnership to offer programs to improve workplace safety
    HAMILTON, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) signed a memorandum of understanding to increase awareness for improved workplace safety in the trucking industry. Both organizations have committed to work together…
  • Ryder’s new service delivers fuel to the customer
    MIAMI, Fla. – Ryder System customers can now receive fuel delivery while off duty and domicile at 435 locations throughout Canada and the US. The new mobile fuel solution uses Ryder’s 6,400 strategic fuel partnerships to create what it called…
  • Two-truck platoons can save fleets big bucks on fuel
    MONCTON, N.B. – Truck platooning has the potential to save carriers a significant amount of fuel and money, according to Jack Roberts of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). Roberts spoke at the Atlantic Provinces’ Trucking Association’s transportation…
  • Debunking the myths of video technology
    Hernan Medina of Lytx dispels myths surrounding video recording technology at this year's Fleet Safety Council's annual educational conference.
  • Why your fleet needs a marijuana policy
    MONCTON, N.B. – Thanks to the Liberal government, the legalization of marijuana is coming whether Canadians like it or not. Speaking to attendees of the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association’s transportation summit this week about what the legalization of pot means…
  • Great Dane commits to North American Commercial Vehicle Show
    ATLANTA, Ga. – Great Dane has announced it will be exhibiting at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in 2017. It will not be present at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Great Dane also said it is committing to…
  • Ride Control offers new FleetLine product line
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Ride Control, under the brand name Gabriel, introduced 15 new items to its FleetLine ride control product line for a wide range of heavy-duty makes and models. Intended for makes such as Mack, Western Star and…
  • PIT Group to verify electronic logging devices are up to snuff
    ATLANTA, Ga. – PIT Group has announced it will be verifying the compliance of electronic logging devices (ELDs) with the impending mandate in the US. ELD suppliers are allowed to self-certify their devices, but PIT Group says its verification will…
  • New Navistar program to assist with core management
    LISLE, Ill. – Navistar has announced the launch of a new Core Advantage Program designed to help fleets manage their core and remanufacturing activities. The company is providing new tools including a proprietary software program, its Core Management System (CMS).…
  • Eco Flaps gains SmartWay verification
    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Eco Flaps has announced it has been verified by the EPA SmartWay program to provide fuel savings of 1%. It becomes the first splash guard to become SmartWay-verified. Actual fuel savings on a 53-ft. trailer verified by…

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