• RoadKing Mag
    A Shift in Luxury

    WOULD SOMEBODY WITH $150,000 lying around invest it in a gear shift knob? Iced Out Emz, a custom car accessory company in Las Vegas, banked on the idea that, yes, someone would do just that when they...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Unpack That Bundle

    THE CAREFREE HOBO who jumps into a boxcar for a free ride is an iconic image in America. Hopping a freight carries a bit of a romantic tinge to it, thanks to a slew of movies and...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Intelligent road studs

    INCLEMENT WEATHER and darkness often make it difficult for a driver to see where the road bends. But new solarpowered “smart” road studs offer some illumination. SolarLites, developed by a British company called Astucia, have a built-in...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Star Attractions

    DENIS CREPS DOESN’T DO ANYTHING HALFWAY. So when he traded in his 2001 Western Star for a 2007 model, he went all out. The owner and operator of Midnight Express Trucking, Inc., with his wife Nadine, got...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Rocking Rigs

    I’m thinkin’ everybody reading Road King appreciates a cool truck, eh? But we might each differ a bit in our ideas of just what makes a truck cool. To some, it’s a rig with a super size...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Notable Achievement

    Three kids with a big toy haul no-touch freight. That’s a perfect description of the Beavercreek (Ohio) High School Marching Band’s big rig and its band of merry drivers. Earl Ake, Norm Beebe and Donn Johnson are...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Next Step

    Once someone has made the decision to start a regular workout regimen, they reach a point when they need or want to push themselves further. But how do you know when the time has come to make...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    That's Nifty!

    I love truck shows like the Mid America Trucking Show and the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show. Besides meeting my friends, I get to see some of the most innovative new devices made for our...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Slick Trick

    Early engines used slippery vegetable oils and whale oil. Castor oil was a favorite in race cars and World War I aircraft for high temperature stability. In order to prevent those highly stressed engines from seizing from...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Extreme Measures

    IT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY to deliver a whole lot of energy. For the better part of the spring and summer, Kruger Energy Inc. shipped in the parts of 44 wind turbines for its $200 million...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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