All posts tagged "Nov-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Fill 'Er Up

    The giant deer head continues to reign over the fireplace at the Porter, Ind. TA restaurant, but that’s one of the few things that have stayed the same. Virginia Myers, assistant manager of the Buckhorn Family Restaurant...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Winners All

    Butch Estrada could fix a truck in his sleep, and he just about proved that during SuperTech 2009 in Raleigh, N.C. The national competition tests the skills of the top truck mechanics in the country. The Lake...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Need for Speed

    Rep. Mica is serving his ninth term in Congress, representing Florida’s 7th Congressional District. Mica serves as the Republican Leader of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees transportation funding, safety and infrastructure. Rep. Mica is...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Point of the Holidays

    Remember those extra RoadMiles you racked up during TA’s Christmas in July promotion? Well, now it’s time to spend them! From Nov. 26 - Dec. 25, 2009, redeem your Holiday RoadMiles for gifts at any TA travel...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Fast Times at Notre Dame du Nord

    Sitting on his porch, Gerry Dussault hears the staccato roar of over-tuned diesel engines in the distance. Behind him the quiet village of Notre Dame du Nord in Quebec, Canada, home to about 1,200 people, is host...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Ease on Down the Road

    When I learned to drive a truck in the ’80s, the school had me spend the first third of the program in the yard, just learning how to shift gears. Unlike automobile transmissions, trucks have no synchronization....

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Get Moo-ving

    There are some 90,000 plus dairy operations located throughout the U.S. Someday, these farms could also be producing fuel to run their trucks and generate electricity to power dairy operations. The nation’s first “cow-powered” trucks were unveiled...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Old Kids on the Block

    A rare 1947 Mack FW truck, one of only 63 ever manufactured by Mack in that year, sold for $29,000 in an auction that both celebrated one of the largest private collections of trucks and service vehicles...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Drive a Crooked Mile

    No, that’s no college prank. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has begun a new project specifically intended to confuse drivers. Zig-zagging white lines are being painted on selected roadways. These markings are part of an experiment...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Food To Go

    Most truck farmers harvest their produce in the field, then load it up in their vehicle to transport to market. Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney approached the whole idea a little differently. These 29-year-old Yale grads went...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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