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All posts by Road King

  • RoadKing Mag
    Double the Fun

    In late June, the Shell Rotella SuperRigs event rolled into Oak Grove, Mo., a hamlet just east of Kansas City, and pitched its gigantic blue and white tent at a sprawling truckstop along I-70. The event, now...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Kindness Counts

    Audiences for International’s film Drive and Deliver remember Steve Donaldson buying two stuffed toys, giving them to the children who’d admired them while their mom shopped at a truckstop grocery, and knew that for many drivers that...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Town That Loves Truckers

    As you must know by now, Nov. 1-7 has been designated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. It’s when America takes time to honor the efforts of more than 3.5 million professional truck drivers who deliver almost 70...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Now & Then

    I’m still trying to grasp why National Truck Driver Appreciation Week has moved from August to November. No matter, it’s nice to have a special designated time for companies, customers and the public to show their appreciation...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Highway Watcher

    I’m about to celebrate 10 years  as a truck driver. It’s pretty simple how I got into the business. I needed a job, and I thought this was something that I could do. So I called a...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Steer Masters

    It’s a gray Saturday morning at Joliet Junior College, about an hour north of Chicago. Randy Thomas of the Illinois Trucking Association stands on the flatbed serving as a makeshift stage and welcomes the contestants in the...

    • Posted October 28, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Barrel of Laughs

    Pranksters in Austin, Texas, made headlines earlier this year when they reprogrammed construction signs to warn of an imminent zombie attack. But a North Carolina State University student did them one better: He created a roadside monster....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Key to Success

    When it comes to interstate highways, Pennsylvania truly is the “Keystone State.” All goods shipped between the Northeast and states in the South and West travel though the state. A full 48 percent of the truck traffic...

    • 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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  • 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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