All posts tagged "Jul-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Cost & Effect

    Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) is the ranking member on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee, which oversees the construction of roads and transit facilities and the development of national surface...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Slow Down, Power Up

    What do you get when you combine the green movement with renewable energy researchers and outside-the-box thinking? You get the Electro-Kinetic Road Ramp, a speed bump that generates electrical energy when vehicles drive over it. The device...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Work in Progress

    With the high volume of traffic on roadways these days, more stress is being added to a mature infrastructure system that is in need of regular repair, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Summer is prime time for maintenance and...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Wheel Wise

    When the phone rings or the email pings at the Women in Trucking office, it’s often a driver who needs help. And though WIT president Ellen Voie has spent her career in the trucking industry, she never...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    King of the Road

    By now you may have heard that the Lonestar from International won top honors in the first Commercial Truck of the Year competition in the U.S. Europe has had a Truck of the Year award for many...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Hey Good Looking

    Trucking is all I know and all I ever wanted to do. My father is a driver and opened his own trucking business, Rabbit River Transport, in 1993. I started wrenching on trucks at our house when...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    No Ordinary Joe

    Anyone who knows easygoing Joe Gibbs can appreciate the humor in the tongue-in-cheek headline: “Gibbs Is a Racing Menace.” During the NASCAR off-season, Gibbs was participating in a just-for-fun exhibition race when he crashed into the car...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Driven to Help

    Did the FBI really have to do it? In April the law enforcement agency put out word that it saw a connection between highway killings and long-haul truckers. Sure the officials made the point that drivers are...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Sizable Improvement

    “It’s beautiful now,” says the Vero Beach TA store  manager Jim Young. The location on the Eastern coast of Florida recently celebrated its grand opening in a new and improved form. “Actually we stayed open while rebuilding...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Worry Free Zone

    Your opinions count. I asked for feedback in my last Road King column and we got it. We are constantly upping the level of customer service; driver satisfaction with TAs across the country is growing. Three questions...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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