All posts tagged "Sep-2008"

  • 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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  • RoadKing Mag
    Extreme Measures

    IT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY to deliver a whole lot of energy. For the better part of the spring and summer, Kruger Energy Inc. shipped in the parts of 44 wind turbines for its $200 million...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Deer in the Headlights

    FALL WEATHER MEANS more deer accidents in many parts of the country, where October marks the start of mating season.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates there are about 1.5 million auto-deer collisions every year, resulting in...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    TA Kicks Off MegaShot

    TIMES ARE TOUGH. The U.S. economy is sputtering. And you’re out there every day trying to make a living. When you come to TA, we want to help you. We want to give you a break from...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Slick Trick

    Early engines used slippery vegetable oils and whale oil. Castor oil was a favorite in race cars and World War I aircraft for high temperature stability. In order to prevent those highly stressed engines from seizing from...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Long Run

    I’VE DRIVEN close to 5 million miles. I’ll be 74 in September and still run about 3,000 miles a week. It’s been quite a ride. I guess the thing about trucks that first fascinated me was the...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Tricked Out Truck Tour

    A 2005 FREIGHTLINER done up by the talented “boyz” of the Chrome Shop Mafia is currently making appearances at TAs across the country. Drivers can hop in the truck deemed Sweet Freedom, take a look and complete...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    That's Nifty!

    I love truck shows like the Mid America Trucking Show and the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show. Besides meeting my friends, I get to see some of the most innovative new devices made for our...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Slow Down

    MORE AND MORE trucking companies are telling drivers that it’s time to slow down. Literally. As with so much in the industry lately, the need for less speed is all about saving fuel. Schneider Truckload Services lowered...

    • Posted September 1, 2008
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