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All posts by Road King

  • RoadKing Mag
    Hang Up and Drive

    When a four-wheeler slows down, speeds up and drifts in and out of their lane, you are almost guaranteed to find the driver yakking on a cellphone or vigorously tapping out a text message. Technology has made...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Fond Farewell

    Mickey Gwillim is a show trucker. He and his brother Scott operate Gwillim Trucking, Inc., a third generation family operation founded in 1936 and based in Carlinville, Ill. They have a championship show truck: a lime green...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Plug Ugly

    A dozen or so years ago, at a meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), I helped organize a panel discussion about sleeper cabs. I brought three owner-operators for a dialogue with truck builders’ cab engineers....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Way to Go

    The Navy had been working on the idea of satellite navigating since 1960, advancing a tool developed during World War II. Long-range radio aids were used then to determine a ship’s or airplane’s position quickly and accurately....

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Real Deals

    David Borroughs, one of the show’s founders, came up with the idea of evaluating authenticity. Experts compared each car with its condition when it left the factory. A car could earn Gold Certification by being 95 percent...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Classic Match

    The Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon. It was a crowd-stopper when the concept car, the Chevrolet EX122, was introduced at the 1953 GM Motorama, General Motors’ travelling show that took new models and concepts to cities...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Frankly Speaking

    Regardless of what you call it — frank, frankfurter, wiener, weenie, ball park, red hot, dog or dachshund, the hot dog is one of my favorite foods. I’ve been enjoying these delicious little red tubes of meat...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    From Ground to Pump

    It’s a crude reality: the price of diesel can change dramatically from one week to the next. Between June 1 and July 6 this year, the average diesel price began at $2.352 per gallon and skyrocketed to...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Rig Wranglers

    The sound is deafening. It’s the collective snarl of a half-dozen heavy diesels prowling “the pad,” hoisting and dragging massive hunks of steel, loading them onto four-and five-axle flatbed trailers. The temperature here is hovering near 100...

    • Posted September 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Wheel Wise

    When the phone rings or the email pings at the Women in Trucking office, it’s often a driver who needs help. And though WIT president Ellen Voie has spent her career in the trucking industry, she never...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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