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Todd Dills

Quite literal duck in a truck

| February 09, 2009

Joe Mansheim delivers construction materials in a straight flatbed throughout the Minnesota Twin Cities area for Elite Transportation Sytems. In a sort of game of oneupsmanship with his boss, after Mansheim bought a $700 duck-hunting dog who wouldn’t hunt, he ended up with a baby duckie he bonded with in unexpected ways and who now rides with him as a passenger. Perhaps you’ve come across this widely-circulated video already, but if not, put on your duck-trucking hat and give it a look below (via NBC News)….br /br /object id=”2394″ codebase=”http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=” height=”394″ width=”448″ classid=”clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000″param name=”_cx” value=”11853″param name=”_cy” value=”10425″param name=”FlashVars” value=””param name=”Movie” value=”http://www.nbcbayarea.com/syndication?id=34690024amp;path=%2Fnews%2Fgreen”param name=”Src” value=”http://www.nbcbayarea.com/syndication?id=34690024amp;path=%2Fnews%2Fgreen”param name=”WMode” value=”Window”param name=”Play” value=”-1″param name=”Loop” value=”-1″param name=”Quality” value=”High”param name=”SAlign” value=””param name=”Menu” value=”-1″param name=”Base” value=””param name=”AllowScriptAccess” value=”always”param name=”Scale” value=”ShowAll”param name=”DeviceFont” value=”0″param name=”EmbedMovie” value=”0″param name=”BGColor” value=””param name=”SWRemote” value=””param name=”MovieData” value=””param name=”SeamlessTabbing” value=”1″param name=”Profile” value=”0″param name=”ProfileAddress” value=””param name=”ProfilePort” value=”0″param name=”AllowNetworking” value=”all”param name=”AllowFullScreen” value=”false”embed src=”http://www.nbcbayarea.com/syndication?id=34690024path=%2Fnews%2Fgreen” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” wmode=”transparent” allowfullscreen=”true” height=”394″ width=”448″/embed/objectbr /br /li class=”social-digg”a onclick=”window.open(‘http://digg.com/submit?phase=2amp;url=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’amp;title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title), ‘digg’); return false;” href=”http://digg.com/submit”Digg/a/lili class=”social-facebook”a onclick=”window.open(‘http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=’+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+’amp;title=’+encodeURIComponent(document.title),’facebook’); return false;” href=”http://www.facebook.com/share.php”facebook/a/lidiv class=”blogger-post-footer”Channel 19 is the blog version of the column of the same name featured in Overdrive: The Voice of the American Trucker. Todd Dills (tdills@rrpub.com) is its author./div

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