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Custom rig as educational shuttle — a Mack contribution to the space program

It’s not as big as its sister ships. Nor has it ever gone into orbit. But for more than two decades, the Shuttle Blake has served a very important mission -- educating students about space exploration.  Mack Trucks has been part of the story all along. In the early 1980s Bob Boehmer, a teacher at Schnecksville Elementary school just outside of Allentown, Pa., came to Mack with an old military transport bus. Boehmer’s vision was to ...

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Final season one episode of American Trucker on Speed Channel this Thursday

If you missed the news two weeks back, the final episode of the first season of American Trucker on the Speed Channel will features the production crew's documentation of the last mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery and, more particularly, the trucks that are front and center in preparations for the journey. Among them are some that have been present at space missions since the beginning of the shuttle program -- like the walking-tall Peterbilt ...

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Trucker gives relationship advice

Hi Carolyn, I enjoy your column in Truckers New. However,  I don't believe that part about  "... even not a very nice person." I am writing about your advice to Tracy about the  "red flags." There are some proactive things Tracy could do to expose those red flags. Time often brings out the best and worst in people. I can fake it or even try to put my best foot forward but eventually the real me WILL ...

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Roadside Attractions

Trying to outrunning a tornado, shipping alernatives, biking maps and sleep apnea are among the topics featured -- plus Channel 19 and Truck Gallery.

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Amsoil now on the marquee at Wisconsin dirt track

Synthetic oil manufacturer Amsoil, with a significant presence in the trucking industry, continues its support of dirt track racing in the Midwest as the new title sponsor of the Superior Speedway in its home city of Superior, Wis., at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds on the south end of the city. The sponsorship agreement includes naming rights to the facility, and the track formerly known as Superior Speedway will now, for a minimum of ...

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Revisiting a 12-month truck calendar

Readers still remember Overdrive's January 1980 12-month calendar of trucks, which ranged from modern to antique, American to European.

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Diamonds in your cab

My job allowed me as much as 12 hours a day to learn via audio materials.

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Driving Miss Crazy shoots straight

Just how Birmingham News "Driver's Side" traffic columnist Ginny MacDonald settled on the handle Driving Miss Crazy is something of a mystery. But like the friendship that evolved between the black chauffeur and the elderly Jewess in the film the handle plays on, the moniker smacks of a magnificent sense of humor. And that’s something all drivers can use, whether they’re in the front seat – or the back. MacDonald recently packed a post with insight ...

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

These 14 sectors were hopping in May

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

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What a woman says and what she really means!

Dear Carolyn, My girlfriend is obviously mad at me. Every time I ask her what's wrong, she's says, "nothing." Why can't a woman just say what she means? When she say's "nothing," I say, "fine." Bruce Dear Bruce, How's that working out for ya? You can tell how mad a woman is by how fast she answers "nothing," to the annoying question, "what's the matter?" I can't fix this for you Brucie Baby. I suggest you figure out how ...

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