All posts tagged "May-2008"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Bangs, Bangs, You're Dead

    Do the Fashion Police have a highway patrol? A survey by Sheila’s Wheel, a British car insurer, found that nearly 190,000 female drivers have had an accident, a near miss or swerved suddenly due to their hair...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • ProStar+6
    Easy Does It

    International's MaxxForce engine makes driving a breeze

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Four Decades of Service

    Growing up, Don Thompson learned the truckstop business firsthand. His father owned one, and Thompson worked there during high school. In 1958, he followed in his dad’s footsteps and became a truckstop operator, and in...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    It Came From Outer Space

    Who hasn’t experienced the joy of creating the perfect paper airplane, carefully folding, creasing, adjusting, and then watching in wonder as it soared? Well the folks at the Japan Origami Airplane Association are aiming for ultimate hang...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Stopping Points

    Did you know that the brakes that stop your 80,000 pound rig are directly descended from wood blocks? That’s what was used to stop or slow down horse-drawn wagons in the earliest days of commercial transportation. Wood...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    In Tough Times

    I DON’T have to tell you that it’s tough out there. Truckers are being squeezed by the price of fuel. Believe me, TA is also being squeezed by fuel prices. All of us have been affected by...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    One Singular Sensation

    Have you ever loved an album so much that you listened to nothing but that for days? Or gone through a phase where you listened to only one artist for weeks? Satellite radio, with its unique approach...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Breaking Through

    My first experience with trucking began around 1948. My grandfather had an open-bed six-wheel truck with tall wooden sides all around it. I remember him coming into our neighborhood to round up all of the little children,...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Monroe TA Welcomes Tim Hortons

    The irresistible combination of fresh coffee and just out-of-the oven doughnuts and breakfast pastries that made Tim Hortons a hit in Canada has arrived at the Monroe, Mich. TA. Known for its premium blend coffee, the quick...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Hello Ladies

    There is a fairly prevalent attitude throughout the male-dominated trucking industry that women and trucking are not a good mix. It’s common to hear: “Women have no place in trucking,” or “Women just aren’t made for trucking,”...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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