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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…
  • 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…
  • CM Brake names new national sales manager
    CONCORD, Ont. — CM Brake announced today that it has appointed Mike Robertson as its new national sales manager. CM Brake says that Robertson has an extensive technical sales background, most recently coming from TRC Canada. “We look forward to…
  • The book-smart owner-operator
    So it’s November and all of you organized owner-operators are making adjustments to your business now that you know what your bottom line will most likely be this year. Maybe you increase or decrease your next few monthly tax installments.…
  • Getting rid of bad vibes
    Every time you head out in your rig, you experience some whole body vibration (WBV), even if the road seems smooth. Whole body vibration occurs when your entire body is resting on and being supported by something that shakes, such…
  • Mentoring key to changing of the guard
    Over the next couple of decades our industry will face a deeply transformative changing of the guard. As baby boomers and then Gen Xers – the people who shaped the current face of commercial transportation – retire, the reins of…
  • Are open door policies overrated?
    How many times have you heard a fleet manager or trucking company representative boast about the company’s open door policy? It may come as a surprise that most drivers don’t care about open door policies. That’s a conclusion that can…
  • 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…

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