Ontario

New BigRoad app offers hours, nav, messaging

BigRoad's driver/owner-operator smartphone app for Android offers log capability, messaging, navigation/maps and other functionality, such as the ability to send and receive documents from within the app.

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Bummer, eh? Beer load sinks…

U.S. patriots living in Canada will no doubt be bummed by the news today: Click through the thumbnail of the pic here by Mathew McCarthy of The Record newspaper of Kitchener, Ontario, in Canada, for a story about this collapsed trailer loaded with beer outside the Beer Store on King Street in the same town. The paper reported the store was "undergoing mold abatement" and was moving stock to the trailer for the time being. As one ...

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Positives in trucking dog days in Truckers News — and more

Since I blogged about musician Susanne Spirit's weekly shows at the TA East in Ontario, Calif., back in March, Spirit has continued to make great strides in combining her trucking-music act with her concern for the welfare of abandoned dogs in kill shelters. Her "Musical Truckin' Dog Adoption Program," conducted in concert with the Ramona Animal Shelter of Riverside County, Calif., in just a year, all told, has matched near 500 dogs with truck drivers ...

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Bachman and Turner: Still takin’ care of business

On their climb to stardom in 1973, the Bachman-Turner band decided they liked the name Overdrive when they saw a copy of the magazine at a truck stop in Windsor, Ontario. They had stopped at the Colonial Steak House at the Brown Brothers Truck Stop to eat, “hungry, tired, battling with a cranky bus and in need of a big meal,” according to an August 1975 Overdrive feature. Now after worldwide fame and a five-year hiatus, ...

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Dentistry: latest in driving distractions

It's been texting for a couple years now, after it was CBs and Qualcomm units and cell phones, and now DOT is reportedly eyeing other in-cab distractions for potential regulation beginning later this year. Then there was that rash of ugly outcomes after haulers either choked on or were otherwise distracted by food -- oh a-and there were those reports of on-highway sexual acts, too -- and now, according to this story on the Canadian news site ...

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