All posts tagged "Nov-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    The Town That Loves Truckers

    As you must know by now, Nov. 1-7 has been designated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. It’s when America takes time to honor the efforts of more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers who deliver almost 70...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Bird in the Hand

    Kate Marden’s life changed when she was 9 years old. That’s when a falconer, one who breeds, trains or hunts with birds of prey, visited her elementary school and flew his red-tailed hawk around the multipurpose room....

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • 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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