All posts tagged "Nov-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Kindness Counts

    Audiences for International’s film Drive and Deliver remember Steve Donaldson buying two stuffed toys, giving them to the children who’d admired them while their mom shopped at a truckstop grocery, and knew that for many drivers that...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Audiobooks

    At the start of this story of love and hate in Hollywood, actress Georgie York is being stalked by a pack of paparazzi desperate to catch her crying over her high-profile divorce. But just when she thinks...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Double the Fun

    In late June, the Shell Rotella SuperRigs event rolled into Oak Grove, Mo., a hamlet just east of Kansas City, and pitched its gigantic blue and white tent at a sprawling truckstop along I-70. The event, now...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Off Road, On Your Toes

    Way back when, Dave Parsons was driving a semi, pulling logs across the Pacific Northwest for a small trucking company. He remembers well the white-knuckle dangers of running narrow, rustic mountain roads, always trying to beat the...

    • 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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