A truck with curb appeal

Dennis and Nadine Creps of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., are so proud of their 2007 Western Star 4900 EX that they had a garage custom-built to accommodate its High Roof Stratosphere sleeper. Also custom-built is their metal mailbox. A miniature of the truck, it weighs 65 pounds.

Make way for robots?
“Shotgun Seat,” in the July/August issue of Analog (www.analogsf.com), is a fine example of a very rare thing, a science-fiction trucking story. An Asimov-flavored tale of humanoid robots driving big rigs, it’s by new writer Paul Carlson of San Lorenzo, Calif., himself a company driver. Back issues are $5.99 at http://fictionwise.com.

GPS is a handy thing – to blame
A car hauler who left Turkey headed for the British colony of Gibraltar (pictured), in the Mediterranean at the southern tip of Spain, wound up instead at Gibraltar Point on the North Sea coast of England, 1,600 miles away, reports the British tabloid The Sun. The trucker blamed his satellite navigation system.

” I am willing to dedicate myself to the job at hand with the same dedication that I showed in my youth when I sat atop the flagpole in Clearwater for over a year. ”
– Disabled ex-trucker and Democrat congressional candidate H. David Werder of Weeki Wachee, Fla., quoted in the Ledger of Lakeland

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