All posts tagged "Sep-2008"

  • 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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  • 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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