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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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  • 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…
  • Panel to discuss mentoring during Trucking HR Canada’s Driver Connect and Share event
    OTTAWA, Ont. – A panel discussion on mentorship will be a focus of Trucking HR Canada’s inaugural Driver Connect and Share event. Being held Nov. 12 at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Toronto, Ont. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,…
  • US truck tonnage drops in September
    ARLINGTON, Va. – US truck tonnage dropped 5.8% in September, according to the American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index. The sharp drop came on the heels of a 5% rise in August. Tonnage was down 0.7% compared to September…
  • Surrey truck parking plan reaches a roadblock
    SURREY, B.C. – Plans for a new 77-acre truck park along the Little Campbell River in South Surrey could be in jeopardy. Peace Arch News reported that proponents behind the plans have withdrawn their rezoning application, and that the company…
  • Wabash National creates role for aluminum tanker specialist
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Wabash National has named Gordon Groshong senior product manager, aluminum, for its tank trailer business. It’s a newly created position within the company that produces Walker, Brenner, Beall and Bulk brand tank trailers. He will be responsible…
  • Oliver Rubber tire plant turns 50
    ASHEBORO, N.C. – Oliver Rubber is celebrating 50 years of production at its Asheboro, N.C. tire plant. The company marked the occasion by inviting employees and their families, community leaders and other guests to the plant for a day of…
  • Meritor announces the Opti-Lite brake drum
    TROY, Mich. – Meritor announced the release of its new Opti-Lite brake drum Oct. 11, designed for linehaul and weight-sensitive applications, such as tanker/trailer and freight. “Developed on the same platform as our established STEELite™ X30 brake drums, the Opti-Lite…
  • Fastfrate investing millions into western Canadian expansion
    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated Fastfrate is investing nearly $20 million to purchase a new $10 million facility in Edmonton, a $1.5 million expansion in Winnipeg and $5.5 million to add 238 intermodal chassis to its container transport operations. “These are…
  • Report indicates fuel savings come from use of variety of technologies
    ARLINGTON, Va. – A study has determined that the median fleet-wide fuel economy is 6.5 miles per gallon, and that the number was achieved through the use of a variety of fuel saving technologies. For truck-tractors, aluminum wheels, speed limiters…
  • US trailer orders decline in September
    COLUMBUS, In. – Trailer orders in September slid month to month, and came in around one-third of last year’s levels, according to ACT Research. US net orders for September 2016 were 12,950 units, down 16% from August, said Frank Maly,…
  • Great Dane enhances safety features and unveils two new truck bodies
    SAVANNAH, Ga. – Great Dane is set to introduce enhanced trailer safety features and its new Blizzard and Guardian truck bodies during the 2016 International Foodservice Distributors Association conference this week. Great Dane says safety features on its Everest reefer…
  • Driving the new Cascadia
    New Freightliner Cascadia is a technology-loaded luxury truck
  • APTA, Trailer Wizards donate to Trucks for Change Network
    DIEPPE, N.B. – The Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) and Trailer Wizards have donated more than $17,000 to Trucks for Change Network. Trucks for Change provides a charity-load posting tool that enables member carriers to donate available truck capacity to…
  • Freight volumes growing faster than truck capacity
    COLUMBUS, Ind. – For the fourth time in the past five months, the US freight index rose faster than the capacity index, according to the latest ACT For-Hire Trucking Index from ACT Research. The data suggests that excess equipment additions…

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