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All posts by Road King

  • MATS-2016
    Time to start planning for the biggest trucking show of the year

    Mid-AmericaTrucking Show March 31 – April 2, 2016 Kentucky Expo Louisville, Kentucky www.truckingshow.com Springtime in Louisville, Kentucky, means MATS. The Mid-America Trucking Show, held at the Kentucky Expo March 31-April 2, will have hundreds of exhibitors dedicated...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • New-App-Makes-Life-Easier
    Automate your per diem and expense tracking

    Per Diem Plus™ is specifically designed for owner-operators and company drivers to streamline and take the guesswork out of tax-related record keeping. Per Diem Plus is an easy-to-use mobile Android app that creates a paperless, IRS-compliant record...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Slowly-I-Turned
    New technology takes the multi-tasking out of low-speed maneuvering

    Truck drivers count seeing America from the cabs of their rigs as one of the main perks of the job. Traveling the nation’s highways, their views of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, of scenic river valleys,...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Student-&-Driver
    When the wheels aren’t turning, some truckers are earning college degrees

    When you think of spring break, you might imagine warm sunshine, sandy beaches and beautiful palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Marshall Martin, a college graduate who earned three degrees over an eight-year period, spent much...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Cabover-Kolmans-Bag-of-Tricks
    Whenever he gets in a fix…

    When I go trailer trucking, a sizeable duffel bag full of items that I need, or might need, while out on the road always rides shotgun with me. Typically, when I’m in the yard saddling up to...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • The-Rest-of-Your-Life
    Proper sleep has long-term effects on health

    There’s no doubt that a trucker needs to be awake and alert on the road at all times, but there are other reasons for a driver to get the right amount of rest. New sleep research indicates...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Steady-As-You-Go-Truck-drivers
    Truck drivers turn to meditation to reduce stress on the road

    On a sunny fall afternoon Linda Squire is stranded in Columbia, Missouri, waiting for repairs on her CNGfueled truck. She tries to laugh it off, but there’s a hint of frustration in her voice. As a driver...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Time-for-a-Change
    A closer look at synthetic motor oils

    For years the only decision a truck driver needing oil for a diesel engine had to make was which brand of 15W40 to purchase. But the trucking industry has slowly and surely been making the adjustment to...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Haul-Monitor
    What drivers need to know about upcoming food safety rules that will affect trucking

    Periodically, the news features frightening stories of foods recalled because they carry some bacteria, like salmonella or E. Coli, that can cause serious illness. This year, food safety rules are planned that will have in impact on...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Iron-Will
    A determined driver drops extra pounds and goes on to compete in triathlons

    Nathan Bugg • Corsicana, Texas • Driving for 13 years I’ve always been runner. I ran track in high school and junior college. When I was in college in Lubbock I got a call from my brother....

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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