All posts tagged "Jan-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    It Takes Two

    Trucking is often a husband and wife enterprise, requiring the full dedication of both to make it a success — whether they drive team or one’s on the road and the other home. As any trucker will...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    What's the Skinny?

    Any trucker knows that sitting on a stuffed wallet for long periods of time is pretty uncomfortable. Since there seems to be a plastic card that goes with just about everything these days, not to mention stacks...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    They Mean Business

    One thing that draws folks into trucking is the desire for independence — and there is no greater independence for truckers than rolling down a highway with wide-open spaces and blue sky in their windshields. This same...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Living in the Past

    An old gasoline pump caught Mark Reiff’s eye while he browsed at a neighbor’s garage sale. He paid $75 for the vintage Wayne, not knowing how he’d use the red and yellow beauty. A few months after...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Profit Centered

    There’s a misconception in the trucking industry that says: “The only thing that counts is how much money I’m making per mile.” If you measure the health of your financial life by what you’re making per mile,...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Taking the Wheel

    The best way to get Tony Stewart to do something is to tell him it can’t be done. One of the most talented — and temperamental — drivers ever to strap himself inside a cockpit, Stewart will...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Simple Savings

    I can remember when trucking was as much a lifestyle as a business; maybe more so. Showing off your truck and getting bragging rights at the drivers-only counter meant everything. Chrome and lights and how fast you...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Real Car Toon

    For more than 30 years, Tom and Ray Magliotti have provided listeners with information on car repair and car care on their National Public Radio series Car Talk. In 2008, the Magliottis, under their radio nicknames “Click...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Running Strong

    Have you ever seen a carpenter try to cut a board with a dull saw? Have you ever seen a farmer try to plow a field with only half of his tractor’s cylinders firing? Like many tasks,...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    She's the Boss

    With the breakout success of her rowdy 2004 hit “Redneck Woman” and quintuple-platinum debut album, Here for the Party, small-town girl Gretchen Wilson had to learn how to be a country star. She didn’t realize at the...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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