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  • When-Green-Wasn’t-Clean
    Today’s trucks require a far more refined fuel than the green diesel of old

    Growing up on a farm afforded me the chance to operate tractors, combines and trucks. I remember the green color of the fuel that we used in every dieselpowered engine we had. That fuel was not very...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Extra-Help
    A better understanding of fuel additives

    Every driver knows that you put additives in your fuel, especially in winter. But how do you select from all the brands available? How much do you use? When do you use them? And how do you...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • manage-menu
    A heart attack and diabetes diagnosis lead to a change in eating habits

    Tyrone Gillispie remembers January 20, 2015, pretty well — even if he doesn’t want to. He was in the hospital receiving treatment for a heart attack that day. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also when...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • call-duck
    How a cigar-smoking duck became the most sought-after hood ornament on the road

    If any other director had called John Billings for permission to use “The Duck” in their movie, he might have declined. But this was Quentin Tarantino. “Of course I said yes,” says Billings, owner and producer of...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • Called-to-Serve
    A longtime truck driver enters the political arena

    Robert Gray • Fancy Horse Transportation • Driving for 22 years One of my favorite movies growing up was Smokey and the Bandit, starring Burt Reynolds. As he hauled a giant load of Coors beer across the...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • Military-Needs
    The connection between fuel efficiency and national security

    Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Ann Rondeau served for 38 years, and held the position of deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command from 2006- 2009. As a member of CNA’s Military Advisory Board (MAB) — a group...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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  • Petro-Ocala-Florida
    Cable channel discovers and highlights Petro Ocala’s many attributes

    Truckers fueling up or enjoying some downtime recently at the Petro Ocala were surprised when they found themselves on the receiving end of a camera crew’s attention. And as always, the drivers were good sports. “We had...

    • Posted September 18, 2015
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  • Training-Days
    Catching up with former Road King cover subjects

    In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Road King revisits three drivers who have graced our cover in the past. All still strongly believe in the importance and value of trucking. Two extend their knowledge and...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • change-of-scenery
    America’s truck drivers get a handle on highway litter

    America’s truck drivers are looking at the world through their windshield — and they don’t always like what they see. From coffee cups and empty soda bottles to cigarette butts and dirty diapers, it’s often hard to...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • monster-truck-jam
    Monster Jam trucks show flash and dash

    Flying across the area in a blur of turbocharged beauty, one Monster Jam truck after another performs a series of wheelies, donuts and backflips. The excitement builds with each car mercilessly crushed in their wake. Adding to...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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