All posts by Road King

  • 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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  • ta-london2
    Newly renovated Ohio TA attracts drivers from every direction

    If Lisa Toal could take her pick, she’d want the retro milk bottles. As general manager of TA London, Ohio, Toal is familiar with all the gifts in the newly remodeled store, and she says there’s something...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • Restored-Mack-truck
    Restored Mack truck to anchor new Evel Knievel museum in Topeka

    If there was anything Evel Knievel was known for, it was faith in his leaps. About two years ago, some of his biggest fans took a leap of faith when they bought his old touring Mack, which...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • virtual-trouble
    A Mobile Driver Training Simulator shows drivers how to handle any situation

    Almost everyone considers themselves a good driver. Terry Kearns, a truck driver for nearly 30 years and now a trainer in safe driving with the Paducah Area Transit System, can shatter that self-image in a matter of...

    • Posted September 4, 2015
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  • inside-look
    Taking a ride in a Peterbilt with Advanced Driver Assist System

    It’s amazing to see how many years of technology development came together to enable trucks to operate on their own. I rode in Peterbilt’s autonomous truck and had the feeling I could have done what our driver...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • not-revolution
    It’s not a revolution. The autonomous truck has been developing for more than two decades.

    This year, Freightliner and Peterbilt demonstrated their autonomous trucks to an eager trucking industry press corps, and Google showed its self-driving, computer-connected passenger car. All got a lot of press and sparked a good deal of discussion...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • On-Down-the-Line
    A driver learns from the past to lead the future

    Raymond Flanagan • Hyndman, Pennsylvania • Driving for 37 years I owe my parents a great deal for teaching me everything they knew about the trucking industry. I began driving in 1978 at the same company as...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Air-in-the-Fuel-System
    Bubble, bubble means toil and trouble!

    If your engine feels sluggish or you’re seeing reduced miles per gallon, the problem could be in your fuel. Mileage and performance suffer when fuel does not meet the engine manufacturer’s minimum specifications for quality. Diesel engines...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Much-Appreciated
    Yes, I get by with a little help from trucking friends

    I think it’s wonderful that there’s an annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week — a time in which America and the trucking industry salute and recognize truck drivers for the difficult job they do so well, day...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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