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    Pretty Pleaser: Petro Spokane

    Drivers who stop at the Petro Spokane are impressed by the surroundings and decor of the location. Then they realize that its beauty is not just skin deep.

    • Posted March 6, 2012
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    Texas Toast

    Big Spring sounds like the name of a town in an old Western movie, and some might say that it fits that image. But the sense of community is as lush as the landscape is spare.

    • Posted March 6, 2012
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    Make the Trip

    If you’ve never made the trip to Louisville, Kentucky, to attend the Mid-America Trucking Show, or MATS, I highly recommend putting it on your to-do list.

    • Posted March 5, 2012
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    Yes She Can

    Women in Trucking is a national association that works to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry. Road King sat down with Women in Trucking President and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Voie to learn more...

    • Posted March 5, 2012
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    If it Moves, Lube it!

    One of the most overlooked maintenance requirements of the modern over-the-road vehicle is lubrication. This is of great concern because it is critical that each component is lubed at the right time with the right lube.

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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    Back on Track

    Jay Blake had a typical life working as a truck mechanic. Then a forklift wheel repair went awry and “basically blew my face off.” “It was a bad day at the office,” he says of May 22,...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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    Convention Wisdom

    Truck shows. There’s a lot more to one of these extravaganzas than shining chrome, polished wheels and truck beauty contests. Although these add enjoyment, a truck show offers opportunities on the business side of trucking that are...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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    Power Trip

    As soon as I heard the new MaxxForce 15 engine was available, I contacted Navistar’s communications manager, Steve Schrier, to arrange a test drive of International’s ProStar. ProStar is an “old” truck, introduced at the Mid America...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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    Cabover Cool Part 2

    As you regular readers of my Road King columns and blogs know, I love cabover-over-engine (COE) tractors. I’ve been a cabover devotee ever since I spied my first one as a young child. Hence my nickname: Cabover....

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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    One Girl Trucking: 3rd generation trucker blogs about driving

    I’m a third generation truck driver. My grandpa, my uncles and my father all drove, and my mom was a dispatcher for years. My dad taught me how to drive, and I guess it just kind of...

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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