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Toward a more perfect B.J. the Bear rig

| February 06, 2009

Owner-operator Paul Sagehorn of Sparta, Wis., whose restoration of a Kenworth K100 used in the 1980s TV series emB.J. amp; the Bear/em I've been following a href="http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=65014"since he picked up the truck in Georgia/a close ...

Get your horntone on

| February 05, 2009

a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SYr53CM9OsI/AAAAAAAAAL8/iQTnC_35wVc/s1600-h/horntones.jpg"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5299322635434146498" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 84px" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SYr53CM9OsI/AAAAAAAAAL8/iQTnC_35wVc/s200/horntones.jpg" border="0" //aThe folks at a href="http://www.dimoramotorcar.com/"DiMora Motorcar/a, making a luxury car the company says is the "world's ...

Will haul crutches for food

| February 04, 2009

One wee bit of good news from the Institute for Supply Management today: The service sector is shrinking slower than it was in December. "The NMI (Non-Manufacturing Index) registered 42.9 percent in January, 2.8 percentage ...

Keen on green

| February 04, 2009

The latest incursion of the word emgreen/em into the contemporary lexical landscape comes via the a href="http://ooida.com/"Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association/a, who invoked an old environmentalist’s term to describe the American Trucking Associations’ January pitch to ...

10,000 pounds is a light load

| February 03, 2009

Slate.com writer Seth Stevenson a href="http://www.financialpost.com/executive/story.html?id=1244262"expressed skepticism/a over an ad for the Toyota Tundra pickup that aired during the Super Bowl, mainly because of the use of the word emtranny /emfor transmission. To wit: span ...

Fixing the credit score mess

| February 02, 2009

The silly rules that credit card companies play by have gotten plenty of airing in recent years. Be a day late on your electric bill, and wham! That’s the sound of extra percentage points piled ...

The price of ingenuity

| February 02, 2009

A perhaps unique scam comes to light via NorthJersey.com, in a report on 50-year-old trucker Allan Flores, who in January was charged with "theft of services and deceptive business practices," as reported. What he allegedly ...

Clogged warehouses a bad sign for freight

| January 30, 2009

Friday’s bad report on the fourth quarter’s Gross Domestic Product bodes ill for those who want to make a living moving freight in the coming months.   The economy contracted 3.8 percent in the final three ...

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