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All posts by Road King

  • RoadKing Mag
    Speaking Span-ish

    Today, bridge inspectors rely mostly on their eyes to determine if a structure is sound. But what if the bridge could talk, pointing out its stress points before they cracked? That is the goal of a five-year,...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Strike a Pose

    Who can resist the Street View option on Google maps? Look up a childhood home, your own street or a collection of favorite stomping grounds at maps.google.com, click on street view and you get a ground level...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Sign of Progress

    The joke is that those flashing speed display signs sometimes placed on highways are seen by mischievous drivers as a dare to put up some big numbers. In truth, this traffic calming solution is one of the...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Inside Moves

    We hear, and more often, see a great deal about workplace safety. We attend safety meetings. We hear about driving in construction zones, driving at the speed vehicles around you drive and proper use of lanes. We...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Making the Grade

    Big! That was my first impression when Dave McKenna, Mack Trucks’ manager of powertrain sales and marketing, brought us into the yard at Orlando Mack Sales where the Titan was waiting. Dave was to be my tour...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    It's a Date

    Have you heard? The American Trucking Associations is shifting National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to later in the year. In case you aren’t aware, the observance — a national effort to acknowledge the contributions of truck drivers...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    The Big Time

    Just because she isn’t the trucker pulling a quarter million pounds of steel down the Interstate doesn’t mean pilot car driver Lisa Muehrcke is simply out for a carefree cruise. Nope, Lisa’s got her mind on a...

    • Posted May 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Get Your Fill

    Store Manager Patty Murlick may only have worked at the Saginaw TA for three years, but she’s been stopping by for a lot longer. And what drew her there is the same thing that attracts many of...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Danger Zone

    No matter what the situation, trucks almost always prove necessary for getting supplies to the place they are needed. For U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the situation is war and the supply destination is accessible by...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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  • RoadKing Mag
    Building Better Highways

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) is among the top leaders on Capitol Hill working on legislation that will determine the future of highway funding, transportation projects and interstate commerce. She shared her top priorities and forecast for...

    • Posted March 1, 2009
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