All posts tagged "Jan-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Chill Out

    The cold, dark winter months can really affect you. Mood changes, depression and weight gain are very common because people dole out the comfort foods and cut back on activities to cope with dreary, shorter days. But...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Walk This Way

    Talk about herd mentality. When it comes to doing everything together, cows have just about everyone beat. From sleeping and eating to huddling together when it rains, cattle cope through their day-to-day activities as, well, a herd....

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    How Low Can I Go?

    There are three fundamental factors that affect a vehicle’s fuel consumption: the vehicle, driving conditions — which are outside the control of driver and vehicle — and driver operation. Believing myself to be a fuel-conscious driver, I...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    In Case of Emergency

    The world is changing, and so is the technology used to handle a variety of natural and manmade disasters. While it might not be pleasant to think about a national disaster striking, being prepared for such an...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Eyes Wide Open

    I was getting divorced and had two children to take care of. At the time I drove a school bus, and my soon-to-be-ex husband used to say that if I could drive a bus I could handle...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Swinging for Charity

    Studies show that more than 70 percent of the 3.2 million professional drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Being on the road and having irregular...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Road Ahead

    When it comes to transportation, Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) is one of the most powerful leaders on Capitol Hill. He serves as chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which has jurisdiction over America’s surface...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Hap-y Retirement

    There have been a lot of changes in the trucking industry over the past six decades, but not many drivers got to see all of them firsthand. Hap Ghan, 81, who first got behind the wheel of...

    • Posted January 1, 2009
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  • 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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