Draeger Oil Co. fuel hauler Bob Stickney of Antigo, Wis., was featured in the “Day in the Life” series of reports on local WSAW news channel 7. Right with him throughout the story, in which reporter Liz Hayes got the opportunity to ride along in his daycab, was his dog Willow, a bernice mountain dog puppy. “Pretty much sleeps all day,” Stickney told Hayes, “but it’s pretty neat to have someone to glance at once in awhile and someone to….it might sound kind of funny, but someone to talk to.”
Talking to dogs, funny? No way. . . .
There is a moment in the video clip, viewable here, though, where it looks like Willow’s driving the truck herself. And that, indeed, is funny.
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.
The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. For older vehicles, CARB says they must be either replaced with a 2011 or newer vehicle or repowered with a 2010 or newer engine.