All posts tagged "May-2008"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Looking for Funding

    He has spent plenty of years on the road himself in a business that doesn’t always play fair with payment. He is the voice of Sirius satellite radio’s Road Dog trucking channel. So country music legend Charlie...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Bad News for Reptiles

    Who are these people? A recent study showed that nearly 3 percent of drivers change their path in order to intentionally run over turtles and snakes on the roadside. A group of Canadian researchers chose...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • FireTruck2
    Return to Glory

    A classic fire engine is restored to serve as a final ride for fallen firefighters

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Driver News

    Missouri’s Top Driver William Girdler of Pomona, Mo., was named the 2007 Missouri Driver of the year by Missouri Motor Carriers Association (MMCA). A 33-year veteran of the road, Girdler drives for Prime and has never...

    • Posted May 1, 2008
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  • 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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