All posts tagged "Sep-2009"

  • RoadKing Mag
    Way to Go

    The Navy had been working on the idea of satellite navigating since 1960, advancing a tool developed during World War II. Long-range radio aids were used then to determine a ship’s or airplane’s position quickly and accurately....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Mr. Smith Takes the Wheel

    Harold Smith may not be a household name, but he made a huge contribution toward making American roadways safer. He ran a driver training school following his service in World War II, basing his behind-the-wheel tactics on...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Plug Ugly

    A dozen or so years ago, at a meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), I helped organize a panel discussion about sleeper cabs. I brought three owner-operators for a dialogue with truck builders’ cab engineers....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Quick Fix

    The crew at the Denton TA shop is helpful and friendly, but that doesn’t mean that drivers want to spend a whole lot of time with them. “I’ve been in this business for a lot of years,...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Fond Farewell

    Mickey Gwillim is a show trucker. He and his brother Scott operate Gwillim Trucking, Inc., a third generation family operation founded in 1936 and based in Carlinville, Ill. They have a championship show truck: a lime green...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Having It All

    Whoever started the saying “time is money” could have been thinking of truck drivers. Every minute counts and is accounted for on the road, and wasting precious minutes off-road hurts. So why go one place to fuel,...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Hang Up and Drive

    When a four-wheeler slows down, speeds up and drifts in and out of their lane, you are almost guaranteed to find the driver yakking on a cellphone or vigorously tapping out a text message. Technology has made...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Time for Cake

    More than ten thousand drivers and their families were wowed by a lot at this year’s Truckers Jamboree at the Walcott Iowa 80 TA. A concert by Aaron Tippin, fireworks, a truck beauty contest with more than...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Calm Pilot

    The highways could certainly use less road rage, drowsy driving and distracted driving. Throw into the mix a way to relieve tight shoulder and neck muscles and generally diminish the stress of being behind the wheel and...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Wheeling and Dealing

    Sixty motorcycles and 87 riders gathered at the Wheeling, W. Va. TA on May 30, ready to rev up and  “Head Out On That Highway” for Autism Speaks. This is the second year for the event, which...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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