All posts tagged "Nov-2009"

  • 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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  • RoadKing Mag
    Steer Masters

    It’s a gray Saturday morning at Joliet Junior College, about an hour north of Chicago. Randy Thomas of the Illinois Trucking Association stands on the flatbed serving as a makeshift stage and welcomes the contestants in the...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Four Wheelers Under Control

    Could roads be fatality-free within a generation? Peter Evans, Toyota’s corporate manager of product planning predicted that evolving technology could improve road safety that much. Soon cars will keep to the speed limit, stay a safe distance...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Highway Watcher

    I’m about to celebrate 10 years  as a truck driver. It’s pretty simple how I got into the business. I needed a job, and I thought this was something that I could do. So I called a...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Mad Avenues

    For the first time in four years, a new city has claimed the title as the worst in the U.S. for road rage. New York has unseated Miami as the least courteous city, as indicated by the...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Now & Then

    I’m still trying to grasp why National Truck Driver Appreciation Week has moved from August to November. No matter, it’s nice to have a special designated time for companies, customers and the public to show their appreciation...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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