All posts tagged "Mar-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Tears for a Bulldog

    They sit parked along two sides of River Street in Hillsborough, New Hampshire — dozens of vintage Macks and International Harvesters and Sterlings and Caterpillars, holding their own against the harsh winter Nor’easters that can rip a...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Building Better Highways

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) is among the top leaders on Capitol Hill working on legislation that will determine the future of highway funding, transportation projects and interstate commerce. She shared her top priorities and forecast for...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Seat Changes

    Where do you spend more time than anywhere else? If you drive your maximum 70 hours in eight days and add  an hour a day in your seat doing paperwork, you’ll spend more than 36 percent of...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Danger Zone

    No matter what the situation, trucks almost always prove necessary for getting supplies to the place they are needed. For U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the situation is war and the supply destination is accessible by...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Constant Contact

    It used to be a trucker could rely only on his CB, his radio and his road map to get through a haul, but technology goes so far beyond that now. Today’s drivers have access to the...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Get Your Fill

    Store Manager Patty Murlick may only have worked at the Saginaw TA for three years, but she’s been stopping by for a lot longer. And what drew her there is the same thing that attracts many of...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Pass It On

    I got out of the army in 2001 and was working at a local convenience store in Clarksville, Tenn., when I saw an ad in the newspaper: “Drive a Big Truck. Make Big Money.” So I went...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Zoom Zoom

    Zero to 62 miles per hour in four seconds? Not in a truck. Well…David Vrsecky, a champion truck racer in Europe recently set the world speed record for a big truck. Driving one kilometer (0.62 miles), he...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Pages of Petes

    Seventy years ago, a logger named T.A. Peterman, in need of a way of transporting logs and wood products, turned to military vehicles, rebuilding them to handle the tough job of hauling timber out of the woods....

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Yabba Dabba Huh?

    Horsepower can be so overrated. At least that’s what the developers from HumanCar, an industrial design firm, are betting on with the Imagine_PS, or Power Station, vehicle. The vehicle uses electric motors and regenerative braking along with...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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