All posts tagged "Nov-2009"

  • 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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  • RoadKing Mag
    Blood, Sweat and Gears

    They roar and screech, hiss and squeal, and — spewing steam and belching smoke — onward they charge. Like jousting knights (Sir Crash-a-lot) they spur their metallic mounts head-on into their foes with a mighty crash and...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • 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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