All posts tagged "Sep-2008"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Intelligent road studs

    INCLEMENT WEATHER and darkness often make it difficult for a driver to see where the road bends. But new solarpowered “smart” road studs offer some illumination. SolarLites, developed by a British company called Astucia, have a built-in...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    It's Football Time Again

    College: South’s Gonna Do It Again?
    Remember when we were told no team from the Southeastern Conference could win a national championship? Those SEC juggernauts just beat up on each other week after week, so if one...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Steady as He Goes

    It just isn't normal to decide it would be fun to drive a car 150 feet in the air. Over water. On steel cables. But Liu Suozhu, 48, of Henan province in China, wanted to do it...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Unpack That Bundle

    THE CAREFREE HOBO who jumps into a boxcar for a free ride is an iconic image in America. Hopping a freight carries a bit of a romantic tinge to it, thanks to a slew of movies and...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Driving for Dummies?

    TRUCKING WAS TRUCKING back when I began in the mid-1970s, and plenty of fun. Bouncing along the roadway, shifting through the gears, blowing smoke. Air conditioning was rolling down the windows and turning the dash-mounted fans to...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Shift in Luxury

    WOULD SOMEBODY WITH $150,000 lying around invest it in a gear shift knob? Iced Out Emz, a custom car accessory company in Las Vegas, banked on the idea that, yes, someone would do just that when they...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Old Meets New

    When Bloomsburg opened its doors to drivers nearly 40 years ago, it was an independent “mom & pop” stop. Over the last few decades the business grew, built up a loyal group of regulars and eventually joined...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Sensors take control to avoid collisions

    Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes data on fatalities and work-related accidents by occupation. Each year, truck driving ranks between 4th and 10th. Crash rates have gone down each year, especially when measured in terms...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    A Healing Haul

    WHEN FORMER BOEING DRIVER Rick Hoy retired after 35 years on the road, he never would have pictured himself back behind the wheel just a few years later. But something happened that changed his life. “I was...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Have a Plan

    IT TAKES 7-8 YEARS for a trucker to reach a million safe miles. Mike Crawford, a long-haul driver out of Springfield, Mo., breaks it down further, figuring he had to drive a minimum of 2,742 miles per...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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