Month: October 2018

31 Oct by admin

Donald Hall’s Late Burst of Creativity

Before Donald Hall turned eighty, his writing life, and his life itself, began to founder. After he was named the U.S. Poet Laureate, in 2006, he lost sixty pounds in a year, became ill and depressed, and, by his own account, “sank and sank.” He was, he said, “a terrible Poet Laureate.” After leaving the […]
31 Oct by admin

Healing the heel – Truck News

During the past few weeks, I have treated several truck drivers complaining of heel pain. Heel pain is a fairly common occurrence in professional truck drivers. Although there are several causes of heel pain, for the purpose of this article, I will be concentrating on one specific condition called Achilles tendinitis. In order to understand […]
31 Oct by admin

Couple spots rare white ‘ghost’ moose crossing highway

Moose that are more than 50 percent white are protected by the 1997 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. (AP) In a rare sighting, a couple from northern Ontario, in Canada, spotted two white moose crossing a highway. Nicole Leblanc, who posted a now-viral video of the exciting encounter on Facebook, told Canadian news station CTV-News […]
31 Oct by admin

GM offering buyouts to 18,000 salaried employees

UPDATED: 10/31/2018 11:44 am ET – add details DETROIT — General Motors is offering voluntary buyouts to roughly 18,000 salaried employees in North America who have 12 years or more experience. The company, after inquiries about the offer, confirmed the plans as “proactive” measures to address future headwinds that GM expects as it invests in […]
31 Oct by admin

We need you, driver! – Truck News

It seems it’s almost impossible to pick up a magazine (trucking industry publications, included) or tune into the news without reading a story about the next great breakthrough in autonomous technologies – complete with opinions on when the vehicles will be commonly roaming our highways with no driver in sight. So many predicted timelines have […]
31 Oct by admin

Best Car To Buy 2019 nominees

Wander through any suburban neigborhood and you’ll see plenty of full-size pickups parked in driveways waiting to be loaded up for baseball practice or a run to Safeway. That’s why the redesigned 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 are obvious candidates for our top award, Best Car To Buy 2019. MORE: Read […]
31 Oct by admin

Bridges Border Barriers summit set for November 14

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Bridging Border Barriers half-day conference hosted by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) is set for November 14 at the Lionhead Golf Club and Conference Centre. The event will feature conversations on cross-border commerce between Canada and the US.  During the event, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’a (CVSA) director of roadside inspections programs, […]
31 Oct by admin

Russia plans first manned space mission since rocket failure

FILE PHOTO: The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo MOSCOW (Reuters) – The first manned mission to the International Space […]
31 Oct by admin

Reflections from trucking legends – Truck News

AUSTIN, Texas – To be a successful business leader sometimes requires you to step outside your comfort zone. That was one of the takeaways from a panel discussion featuring trucking legends, hosted at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition here this week. Tommy Hodges, chairman of Titan Transfer in Shelbyville, Tenn., said he […]