All posts tagged "Jan-2010"

  • RoadKing Mag
    High Steppers

    Things were looking up in Berlin as residents celebrated the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall with an enormously entertaining bit of street theater.

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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    Backcountry Barnstormers

    It was meant to be a joke, an attempt to calm the tension Curly Warren sensed from the passenger sitting behind him, but when Warren suggested he “put this thing down on a rockpile” next to a...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    People Person

    If you look at most truckers, they are picking up a commodity and taking it wherever they’re going and that’s that. As a household mover, I deal with people’s lives and belongings on every trip. I’ve spoken...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Thank You, Drivers!

    Thanks to your generosity, TA and Petro were able to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Drivers who participated in our Halloween Pumpkin Promotion by donating a dollar to pin up a pumpkin made a big difference...

    • Posted January 1, 2010
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  • 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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    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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