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"On the Road with the Original Florida Kid"

Week 56 – The Truckstar

“On the Road with the original florida kid”
Hello again fellow truckstars! It’s Week 56 and …..
…”you’re on the road with the original florida kid”….

Grandma, Barbie, Pup the Wonder Dog, Tommy Boy, JT, Neil Ray and the whole gang here at the ranch want to give a big cowboy howdy “HEY” to one and all, including the Twitter and BrightKite crew!

KITCHEN TABLE TALKIN’-  Grandma is still having serious back problems. The doctor’s are urging her to get the surgery, and in this case I agree with them. Pinched nerves from crushed discs and other issues have gone on for too long. Grandma is old school when it comes to this kind of stuff and she’s stubborn against it. We just hate seein’ her in such pain trying to keep movin’ around. Prayin’ for her…..Barbie had a really bad night last week, almost had to call the paramedics, but she got through it…Thank God and Thank You to the people who prayed for her, that night.

Okay, this week I’m going to cut to the chase here. This Mexican thing may rear it’s ugly head once again.

www.senate.gov
www.writerep.house.gov
www.usa.gov/Contact/Governors
www.ncsl.org/public.leglinks

The new prez is in mexico, today I believe, discussing the pilot(although they’re not calling it that anymore) program with their prez.
Before you do anything else you need to check out this article in the JOC – http://www.joc.com/node/410713
Several other pieces of legislation are back to zero due to the new admin. change in Washington.
PLEASE THINK ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED – WE NEED YOU!
I believe we should press our officials to increase the APU tax credit! Don’t you? (it was HR-139)

Check out – www.washingtonwatch.com – also!

Dan Little and the OOU are having a membership drive and I hope you’ll consider becoming a member!
www.owneroperatorsunited.com
www.oouinc.ning.com
You don’t have to be an owner operator to be a member, anyone involved in trucking is welcome!
Trucking is going through a lot of changes, and I know this is an obvious statement, but the reason I bring it up is because many of us who are active in trucker legislation and trucker issues see that more involvement is needed by drivers in general. It seems a few are doing the work for many. The bottom line is this: If more drivers were involved, things would be different, a lot different, some say, and I agree!
There are those, even within the trucking industry, along with their blogger whores, in their greed who see a future source of even cheaper labor as a good reason to setup down in mex and push the gov. to get this phony NAFTA thing done. And they’ve been down there for some time, the trucking manufacturers too! Even if that means hundreds of thousands of American truck drivers losing their jobs over the next few years. Since when does big business care about Americans losing jobs so they make more money?
Think it over truckstar…….telling’ ya……
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(click on the word “listen” when the flash player pops up, you can click back off the “listen” page to the web!)

http://http://ophanim.net/cast/start/truckstar/
(here’s the page with the media player links if you’d rather use your media player. With either way you can still listen in and surf the web at the same time!)

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Don’t just sit there – SAY SOMETHING !
Contact me if you want to do your own show.
Sponsors and drivers, tech experts, health experts, folks from lots of different walks of life are signing on!
Think it over and let me know!
A big THANKS to everyone, including my fellow trucking bloggers and podcasters, who came on the show last night from my ustream.tv page and my Skype page, I can be found on both at “thetruckstarlive”!

TRUCKSTAR TECH-  HP 2140. Hp has come up with a netbook the critics are hailing as one of the top netbooks.
Here’s the product code –  KS143UT-SC2
HP is offering an accessorie bundle to protect the laptop too and it’ $449 ! Great deal on a great netbook!

APU’s – I think I have found the APU system that will put all the others to rest.  www.koolrig.com or
http://www.allaroundcontractingllc.com/
This is Joel, also known as @KoolRigAPU on Twitter!
My personal search for “THE” best APU is OVER!

Check this one out!

Listen truckstars, this idling legislation is NOT going away, it’s time to start thinking about an APU. This unit has several diff. fuel and power options and Joel is trying to keep the costs down by setting up factory installation too!
Get to know him, you’ll like this guy!
Cummings is ceasing production of their APU series!

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT-   I’m sure by now you’re hearing news about tighter rules now in effect and new, stricter ones comin’ down the pike, and soon.  Maybe now would be a good time to think more seriously about what your eating, drinking, and taking. Here’s the thing….if nothing else, you should be watching your salt, fat, sugar and additives. Buy a bottle of whole food organic vitamins, multiple, one pill a day. And drink a protein shake every now and then. LaBrada, MetRx or Muscle Milk protein shakes.
www.roadcookin.com is a great book for those of us out on the road sick of road food and wanting to make a change. Don and Pam have created one of the best sources of do-it-yourself food prep there is. Think about doing a little more exercising too, even if it’s walkin’ around the parking lot at the truckstop for awhile. Okay? You can do it!

Don’t forget about abused kids in your community!

That’s it for this week truckstars!
I want you to know I love ya and I’m prayin’ for ya!

Saddle up….let’s ride!

…you’re on the road with the original florida kid….

…..we gown….

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August 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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