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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.

Sitting outside in the shade in my $10 folding bag chair waiting to unload late this evening near Buffalo, NY.

Getting fuel.

Enjoying the great outdoors, hopefully it won't rain but not looking too promising...

Stopped for dinner.

Back to work today. Truck air conditioner compressor needs replaced at Kansas City company shop, spending the night at a hotel.

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    JERSEY CITY, N.J.— CargoNet warns fleets and drivers across North America to protect their cargo this upcoming Labor Day weekend. According to cargo theft data examined by CargoNet, Labor Day is the perfect time to steal freight because the three-day…
  • Peterbilt introduces Cummins ISL-G Near Zero emissions engine for select models
      DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt Motors Company announced today that the Cummins Westport ISL-G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine will be available on Models 567, 520 and 320. The ISL-G Near Zero engine emissions are 90% lower than the…
  • PMTC reveals details of east coast educational seminar
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    SOUTH GATE, Calif. — CIMC introduced a new marketing and distribution initiative that will extend its lineup of container chassis to to trailer dealer across North America. “We will be working very closely with our existing network of CIMC Vanguard…
  • Trucking For a Cure invites women in trucking to photo op
    WOODSTOCK, Ont. — Trucking For a Cure organizers are inviting women from all sectors of trucking to join them for a special photo opportunity with the Pinky Truck. The photo op is set for September 24 at 11:30 a.m. at…
  • Ritchie Bros. to acquire IronPlanet, enter alliance with Caterpillar
    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Ritchie Bros. announced today (Aug. 29) that it will acquire IronPlanet, an online marketplace for used and heavy equipment, for approximately US$758.5 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. Ritchie Bros. also said it would enter into a…
  • Peterbilt holds second body integration course
    DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt Motors held its body integration course Aug. 24-25, featuring segment managers and experts speaking on topics like electrical architecture, software updates, system programming, chassis information and body company support. The course in intended to educate the…
  • Smego to lead Canadian and Midwest US sales efforts for Pressure Systems
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Tom Smego is the new sales director for Canada and the US Midwest for tire inflation system company Pressure Systems International, leading the sales efforts for fleets and supporting dealers and OEMs from Chicago, Ill. Smego…
  • Ice Road Truckers star dies in plane crash
    MISSOULA, Mont. – Darrell Ward, star of the hit show Ice Road Truckers, died today (Aug. 29) after his plane crashed southeast of Missoula, Mont. Ward was returning to Montana after an appearance at The Great American Truck Show in…
  • CITT’s Toronto Area Council’s annual golf tournament deemed a success
    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — On July 21, the Toronto Area Council of the CITT held its sixth annual golf tournament at Braeben Golf Course in Mississauga. The golf tournament raises funds for Threads of Life, a Canadian charity that helps families after…
  • Luber-finer rolls out new online training program
    PERRYSBURG, Ohio– Luber-finer today announced its new Luber-finer University – an interactive online training program for distributors and point-of-sale associates who work in the heavy duty equipment industry. The training tool educates users about Luber-finer filters, the filters’ competitive advantages and sheds…
  • Nebulous is the perfect word to describe the future price of crude
    The word nebulous comes in handy when someone has no answer to a question, or needs to defend their answer with the most mysterious answer of all, “Well that’s a pretty nebulous question!” To which the asker, doe-eyed in self-doubt…
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    We speak with Glenn Caldwell of Healthy Trucker to hear about how the challenge is going and what to expect in the last leg of the competition.
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    TROY, Mich. — Meritor introduced  its new AllFit premium-tapered roller bearings for differentials, transmissions and wheel-ends for multiple applications, including steer, drive and trailer axles today. “The AllFit bearing is an ideal all-makes solution offering exceptional reliability, long life and full…
  • US DOT proposes speed limiters on all large commercial vehicles
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed equipping heavy-duty vehicles with speed limits on US roadways. Both organizations say speed limiters are a…
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    For the past few years, we have been hearing a lot about gluten and gluten-free diets in the media. Gluten is a protein that is found in rye, wheat and barley. Most peoples’ bodies can digest gluten with no problems.…
  • International Truck offering new powertrain warranty package
    LISLE, Ill. — International Truck announced recently the availability of its DuraStar Integrated Powertrain Warranty Package. The package includes a 4-year/unlimited miles and hours integrated powertrain warranty on new orders of its DuraStar model powered by Cummins ISB and configured with an Eaton Procision…
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    Although summer is winding down, there’s still plenty of time to fire up the barbecue and nothing adds to the BBQ menu like fresh corn on the cob. Boiled, foiled, or baked, on or off the cob, gluten-free corn delivers…
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    Distracted driving is certainly not a new topic. There are numerous articles, videos, and public service announcements with the core message that distracted drivers substantially increase the risk of being involved in a collision. The evening news reflects the grim…

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