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Viewpoint – July 2017

Take the Trip
Facebook can be fun, it can be infuriating (seriously, if I never seen another animal abuse story it’ll be too soon) and sometimes you come across some pretty cool stuff on there. I was checking out folks’ posts and photos and came across a shared link from a friend called “Take the […]

Safety Tips – July 2017

Broadside (T-Bone) Collisions
Have you ever been hit broadside without seeing it coming?
A driver from Cedar Rapids, IA was headed home on Friday afternoon. His delivery was not until Monday in Chicago and he would be able to spend the weekend at home.
After two weeks on the road, he was looking forward to a home […]

Industry Update – July 2017

President Trump’s Budget Includes $200B Infusion Into Infrastructure Over Next 10 Years
President Donald Trump’s recently released budget for the 2018 fiscal year includes a $200 billion infusion into transportation projects over the next 10 years with the goal of spurring a total $1 trillion in overall infrastructure spending achieved through the new federal funding […]

Twin brothers restore 1979 Western Star cabover

Pete and Carl Caporal have been truck-crazy since they were little boys.
Back in the 1960s, their father would take the identical twins to truck stops in New Jersey so they could see the Whites, Internationals and Macks up close, followed by lunch and a visit to the gift shop for truck models.
Not surprisingly, Pete […]

Bill Mack – July 2017

Staying Healthy On The Road
I was an all-night country music disk jockey for decades on a radio station in Fort Worth, and eventually moved to Sirius-XM Satellite Radio where I did a daily program for years. I picked up a huge listening audience from the trucking industry while hosting those programs. As a matter […]

A Special Couple

How Murray and Heather Manliak give back to Special Olympics
Earlier this year, while accepting The Company Driver of the Year award at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual convention, veteran driver Murray Manuliak of Bison Transport credited his success to safety. “If I had to name one factor that’s brought me to today’s achievement, it’s […]

View Point – June 2017

The Couple from Canada
At the Truckload Carriers Association’s Annual Conference in Nashville this year, I had the privilege of meeting a couple of individuals who struck a chord with me. Isn’t it funny how sometimes fate puts you right in the path to learn something cool or meet someone you might not have otherwise?
I […]

Safety Tips – June 2017

Family and Trucking
Do you worry about you family while you are on the road?
A driver from Canton, TX was driving near Maywood, IL. He had been up most of the night driving. He was not feeling well and could not sleep. So he drove on.
About daybreak, he pulled into a rest stop. As he […]

Industry Update – June 2017

Trumps Says He’s Willing To Increase The Gas Tax
President Donald Trump said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan.
“It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump told Bloomberg News in an interview.
The president indicated that the additional money would […]

Bill Mack – June 2017

An Unpredictable Genius
During my tenure as a country music disk jockey and songwriter, I’ve had the occasion to meet some of the most interesting people on the planet. One of the most intriguing was Roger Miller. While most of the others were in Nashville or Los Angeles, Roger lived in Erick, Oklahoma, about 20 […]