• RoadKing Mag
    Barrel of Laughs

    Pranksters in Austin, Texas, made headlines earlier this year when they reprogrammed construction signs to warn of an imminent zombie attack. But a North Carolina State University student did them one better: He created a roadside monster....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Key to Success

    When it comes to interstate highways, Pennsylvania truly is the “Keystone State.” All goods shipped between the Northeast and states in the South and West travel though the state. A full 48 percent of the truck traffic...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Wheeling and Dealing

    Sixty motorcycles and 87 riders gathered at the Wheeling, W. Va. TA on May 30, ready to rev up and  “Head Out On That Highway” for Autism Speaks. This is the second year for the event, which...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Time for Cake

    More than ten thousand drivers and their families were wowed by a lot at this year’s Truckers Jamboree at the Walcott Iowa 80 TA. A concert by Aaron Tippin, fireworks, a truck beauty contest with more than...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Having It All

    Whoever started the saying “time is money” could have been thinking of truck drivers. Every minute counts and is accounted for on the road, and wasting precious minutes off-road hurts. So why go one place to fuel,...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Quick Fix

    The crew at the Denton TA shop is helpful and friendly, but that doesn’t mean that drivers want to spend a whole lot of time with them. “I’ve been in this business for a lot of years,...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Mr. Smith Takes the Wheel

    Harold Smith may not be a household name, but he made a huge contribution toward making American roadways safer. He ran a driver training school following his service in World War II, basing his behind-the-wheel tactics on...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Recording History

    In 1782, barely six years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, General George Washington gave three members of his fighting troops a special “Badge of Military Merit,” a purple-colored heart-shaped award. Two hundred years later,...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Hooked On Classics

    Jim Duckworth pensively twirls the brass blade on a paint-flecked, treble-hooked Hendrix Spinner that was manufactured in 1874 and lets his mind wander. “I try to imagine the person who used this lure over 130 years ago,”...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Early Birds

    The distant honk of a Canada goose snapped us out of our early-morning lull. Four of us were still scattering decoys in the short grass around our blind; the sun was still below the horizon. We certainly...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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