All posts tagged "Jan-2009"

  • 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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  • 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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