• RoadKing Mag
    Driving for Dummies?

    TRUCKING WAS TRUCKING back when I began in the mid-1970s, and plenty of fun. Bouncing along the roadway, shifting through the gears, blowing smoke. Air conditioning was rolling down the windows and turning the dash-mounted fans to...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    It's Football Time Again

    College: South’s Gonna Do It Again?
    Remember when we were told no team from the Southeastern Conference could win a national championship? Those SEC juggernauts just beat up on each other week after week, so if one...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Green, Mean Fighting Machine

    MY HUSBAND, RONNIE, grew up in Boulder Junction, a tiny fishing village/resort town in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. (Merge the movie Fargo with the TV show, Northern Exposure and you’ve got the picture.) Years ago, Boulder Junction was a...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Off the Road

    FOR JOSH SIMMONS, the new trucking museum at the Iowa 80 TA served as his own personal wonderland. “Dad! Look at this,” he cried as he ran toward a gleaming green 1934 GMC T-23B. His dad, Tom,...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Slap Happy

    WITH THEIR EYE-POKES, slaps, vaudeville humor and knockabout slapstick, the Three Stooges are unquestionably one of the most famous film trios of all time. They have been the subject of several books, a made-for-TV movie, and a...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Driver News

    Jerry Van Emmerick, of Wheaton, Minn., has been named America’s Safest Truck Driver by The TLC Companies. Van Emmerick, who works for Lake Valley Trucking, Inc., received a $12,500 check during the annual Safety Top Dog program...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Slow Down

    MORE AND MORE trucking companies are telling drivers that it’s time to slow down. Literally. As with so much in the industry lately, the need for less speed is all about saving fuel. Schneider Truckload Services lowered...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Long Run

    I’VE DRIVEN close to 5 million miles. I’ll be 74 in September and still run about 3,000 miles a week. It’s been quite a ride. I guess the thing about trucks that first fascinated me was the...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Deer in the Headlights

    FALL WEATHER MEANS more deer accidents in many parts of the country, where October marks the start of mating season.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates there are about 1.5 million auto-deer collisions every year, resulting in...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Healing Haul

    WHEN FORMER BOEING DRIVER Rick Hoy retired after 35 years on the road, he never would have pictured himself back behind the wheel just a few years later. But something happened that changed his life. “I was...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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