All posts tagged "May-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    It's a Date

    Have you heard? The American Trucking Associations is shifting National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to later in the year. In case you aren’t aware, the observance — a national effort to acknowledge the contributions of truck drivers...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Audiobooks

    Hating the Yankees is as time-honored a tradition among baseball fans as wolfing down hot dogs and Cracker Jack. But it’s awfully hard to aim bad feelings toward easygoing manager Joe Torre, who arrived to extremely low...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Making the Grade

    Big! That was my first impression when Dave McKenna, Mack Trucks’ manager of powertrain sales and marketing, brought us into the yard at Orlando Mack Sales where the Titan was waiting. Dave was to be my tour...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Living Large

    Talk to most people and they’ve likely never heard of Walcott, Iowa. Talk to a truck driver and, even if they’ve never stopped by, they know the tiny town that is home to the world’s largest truckstop....

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Inside Moves

    We hear, and more often, see a great deal about workplace safety. We attend safety meetings. We hear about driving in construction zones, driving at the speed vehicles around you drive and proper use of lanes. We...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Top of Mind

    Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) is one of the key leaders who will shape the future of the nation’s highway spending and work to prioritize the country’s transportation needs. He shared his insights on the future of transportation...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Sign of Progress

    The joke is that those flashing speed display signs sometimes placed on highways are seen by mischievous drivers as a dare to put up some big numbers. In truth, this traffic calming solution is one of the...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Dancing in the Streets

    New Orleans has Mardi Gras. Brazil has Carnival — a dancing-in-the-streets celebration that lasts for a week just before Ash Wednesday. The elaborate parades include lots and lots of music from some of the country’s biggest singing...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Strike a Pose

    Who can resist the Street View option on Google maps? Look up a childhood home, your own street or a collection of favorite stomping grounds at maps.google.com, click on street view and you get a ground level...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Speaking Span-ish

    Today, bridge inspectors rely mostly on their eyes to determine if a structure is sound. But what if the bridge could talk, pointing out its stress points before they cracked? That is the goal of a five-year,...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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