All posts by Road King

  • RoadKing Mag
    Sizable Improvement

    “It’s beautiful now,” says the Vero Beach TA store  manager Jim Young. The location on the Eastern coast of Florida recently celebrated its grand opening in a new and improved form. “Actually we stayed open while rebuilding...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Driven to Help

    Did the FBI really have to do it? In April the law enforcement agency put out word that it saw a connection between highway killings and long-haul truckers. Sure the officials made the point that drivers are...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    No Ordinary Joe

    Anyone who knows easygoing Joe Gibbs can appreciate the humor in the tongue-in-cheek headline: “Gibbs Is a Racing Menace.” During the NASCAR off-season, Gibbs was participating in a just-for-fun exhibition race when he crashed into the car...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Hey Good Looking

    Trucking is all I know and all I ever wanted to do. My father is a driver and opened his own trucking business, Rabbit River Transport, in 1993. I started wrenching on trucks at our house when...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    King of the Road

    By now you may have heard that the Lonestar from International won top honors in the first Commercial Truck of the Year competition in the U.S. Europe has had a Truck of the Year award for many...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Work in Progress

    With the high volume of traffic on roadways these days, more stress is being added to a mature infrastructure system that is in need of regular repair, rehabilitation and reconstruction. Summer is prime time for maintenance and...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Cost & Effect

    Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.) is the ranking member on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Highways and Transit Subcommittee, which oversees the construction of roads and transit facilities and the development of national surface...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Bad News Bearers

    We’re continually hearing about freight being off, trucking operations laying off workers, businesses closing and firms going into bankruptcy. Even trucking companies with years of strong performance are failing. All too often, trucking companies — especially the...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Ten-Hut Trucker!

    It’s been a very long time since my boot camp days, and all I can recall of that time is running sprints, doing push-ups, struggling over obstacle courses and bearing the brunt of instructors getting in my...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Dancing in the Streets

    New Orleans has Mardi Gras. Brazil has Carnival — a dancing-in-the-streets celebration that lasts for a week just before Ash Wednesday. The elaborate parades include lots and lots of music from some of the country’s biggest singing...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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