• RoadKing Mag
    Down to the Wire

    Except for physical damage that can wreck a rig in an instant, corrosion is the primary destroyer of trucks and trailers. Nowhere is this more apparent than in a truck’s electrical system. Progress has been dramatic in...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Worthy Vessel

    When the USS New York’s bow stem, made from 7.5 tons of steel retrieved from Ground Zero, broke through the waves en route from New Orleans to New York City, Julius Williams and some of his fellow...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Funds Drive

    As Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) spent a good portion of 2009 working on the highway funding bill that authorizes federal surface transportation programs for highways. At press time,...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Deer in the Headlights

    It was one of those early October mornings just made for trailer trucking. I was piloting my rig along a two-lane rural highway, enjoying the cool temperature, the star-filled sky and a lack of traffic.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Big Rig Biz

    Last year, the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) had 935 exhibitors displaying their wares and sharing business ideas throughout the more than 1 million square feet of display space at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. They were...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Green Housed

    Picture a high-rise covered in algae, with robotic arms pulling out sections of the building and moving them in a constant shape-shifting ritual. This is not a scene from a science fiction movie. Well, it’s not exactly...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Busted!

    Did you know that alligators live in the sewers of New York City? Hundreds of them. Speaking of New York City, did you know that if someone dropped a penny from the top of the Empire State...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Big Lodi Hello

    Drivers who walk into the Lodi, Ohio TA for the first time know they have stepped into a very special place. Every inch sparkles, and there are plenty of inches covered. A 3,000 square foot travel store,...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Keep It Clean

    In 1984, work was just starting on the “Tomorrow’s Truck” program at the TMC. Though now it’s the Technology and Maintenance Council, back then it was just “The Maintenance Council” of American Tr­­­­­ucking Associations. Technology had...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Get This Straight

    There’s a lot resting on your tires and wheels — maybe even more than you realize. So 33 TA truck service centers now offer total wheel alignment.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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