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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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  • Driver Connect and Share
    Driver Connect & Share is a networking industry event presented by Trucking HR Canada, specifically for the truck driver. Joanne Millen-Mackenzie will open the event, sharing her perspectives, knowledge and learnings from close to 25 years behind the wheel.  As…
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    What’s in store for Canada’s economy in 2017? Carlos Gomes, senior economist with Scotiabank, gives his annual economic outlook at this year’s Surface Transportation Summit.
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    MONTREAL, Que. —  TransForce announced today that it has acquired the North American truckload operation of XPO Logistics. XPO Logistics is a top 20 carrier headquartered in Joplin, Mo. The business provides an integrated offering of point-to-point dry-van TL transportation services across…
  • Kenworth Truck Centres hosts grand opening for new Cambridge facility
    CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — Kenworth Truck Centres Cambridge moved into its state-of-the-art facility last month and officially held its grand opening today. The new facility at 40,000 sq-ft is quadruple the size of its old location in Kitchener and has staff…
  • SAF-Holland unveils lighter-weight CBX40 trailer suspension
    Company also builds in extra toughness, extends warranty
  • Doug Harvey acquires majority interest in Trout River Industries
    WINNIPEG, Man. — Doug Harvey, president of Maxim Truck and Trailer announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Trout River Industries today. According to the deal, Darrin Mitchell and Harvey Stewart will continue to manage Trout River’s operations out of…
  • SAF-Holland’s new coupling assistant aims to eliminate dropped trailers
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – SAF-Holland is looking to put an end to the costly problem of dropped trailers. The company introduced today for its Holland FW35-series fifth wheels a new ELI-te Fifth Wheel Coupling Assistant. ELI stands for electronic lock…
  • Cargo theft up in Q3: CargoNet
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Cargo theft is up when comparing this third-quarter to the same time last year, according to CargoNet. The cargo theft reporting company claims that in Q3, there were 447 reported incidents, which represents a 2% increase…
  • Total costs increase
      TORONTO, Ont. — The total cost of ground transportation for shippers increased by 0.5% in August compared to July results according to results published recently by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI). The Base Rate Index, which excludes the impact…
  • TruckRight wins 2016 Trailblazer of the Year Award
    BELLEVILLE, Ont. — TruckRight was named the winner of the Trailerblazer of the Year award though the Quinte Business Achievement Awards last week. The Trailblazer of the Year award recognizes a business that is a true trendsetter in its sector and has…
  • Weigh scales on wheels
    WATERLOO, Ont. – Professional truck drivers who roll through the Waterloo stretch of the 401 should be on the lookout for a pick up truck on duty that is patrolling all commercial vehicles. Last week, the Waterloo Regional Police Service officially rolled out its…
  • Trucking conditions improving at a steady pace: FTR
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index went up from July  to August to a reading of 6.76. According to FTR, the index is showing a steady rise that is expected to continue in the new year as regulations are…
  • Yokohama announces new sizes for its 104ZR tire
      SANTA ANA, Calif. – Yokohama Tire Corporation has added four new sizes to its 104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire line-up this week. The new sizes are: 225/70R19.5, 245/70R19.5, 265/70R19.5 and 285/70R19.5. “The 104ZR is a true workhorse that’s designed to…
  • Package and courier segment helps TransForce weather challenging environment
    MONTREAL, Que. – A sluggish Canadian economy, an oversupplied domestic LTL market and downward pressure on rates in the US hurt TransForce’s Q3 revenue. However, the package and courier (P&C) segment was a bright spot, growing its revenue by 3%…
  • Uber’s Otto completes first-ever delivery by self-driving truck
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Uber’s driverless truck made its first delivery last week, traveling the 200 km from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs hauling Budweiser beer in the trailer. The event was a milestone, not only for the companies involved,…
  • Volvo demonstrates new active driver assist
    Company takes collision mitigation a step further with fully integrated system
  • TransForce’s Rogers to retire
    MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce announced today that its director, Ronald D. Rogers is retiring. Rogers has been the director of TransForce since 2006. He was also the chairman of the audit committee. “Ronald D. Rogers’ tenure with TransForce has been…
  • Bradley says truck driving jobs will not disappear because of autonomous technology
    TORONTO, Ont. — The job of the over-the-road truck driver will not disappear because of autonomous trucks, Canadian Trucking Alliance president David Bradley wrote in a letter to federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Morneau was reported as saying certain occupations…
  • Volvo anticipating further decline in Class 8 truck market
    LAURENS, S.C. – Volvo Trucks is projecting North American Class 8 truck sales are going to get worse before they get better. Magnus Koeck, vice-president of marketing and brand management, told the truck press Monday that Volvo is predicting a…
  • Trailer orders disappoint in September: ACT Research
      COLUMBUS, Ind. – New and net trailer orders disappointed in September, conflicting with a seasonally-anticipated double-digit gain. Net orders posted were 12,993 — the lowest volume since August 2010, according to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers…

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