Business trip in Mongolia

Hi,I am in Ulaanbatar of Mongolia,to do business.
but today i enjoyed sightseeing .
temperatire of Mongolia is very low than Japan.
so everyone put on jacket.
yesterday i was put on only T-shirt in Japan......

Automakers Lobby For Bailout : NPR

Automakers Lobby For Bailout : NPR: "Automakers Lobby For Bailout"

Hmm... perhaps EVERYONE should begin asking their congressional delegation for some money. Maybe we should just turn America into a giant day-care center where we get to just play with trucks and Play-dough and never have to face adult responsibilities ever again. That would be sweet.

Auto Transport Jobs

If you're looking for experienced auto transport drivers, Autohauler Shopper has just turned on the "JOBS" module on their website. To post ads for car hauling jobs, just login to your account and post an ad. The employment advertising costs $49.95 per month for unlimited text. This ought to make things a bit easier for recruiters! Any questions, please call 503-342-2085

Boydstun to close Jacksonville, FL shop

Just heard that Boydstun Metalworks is shutting down their Jacksonville repair facility. Owners of Boydstun equipment down there would be well-advised to visit Walter over at T&C Welding. (Also in Jacksonville)

He ran the maintenance shop for the Toyota hauler Southeastern Transport, and they've run Boydstun trailers for quite a while. He is quite familiar with the Boydstun product. However, if you've got any service issues with a Boydstun screw unit, you probably need to call Boydstun first.

National Association for Small Trucking Companies

Joe Pye, general manager of LMR Trucking told me today that they are seeing significant fuel cost savings as a result of their participation in the NASTC fuel program. Headquartered in Hendersonville, TN, NASTC provides lobbying efforts on behalf of small fleets, plus they have negotiated discounts on fuel, truck services, insurance and more.

Joe says annual dues to join are $350. He said that when they started using NASTC a little over a year ago, the amount their fleet of 14 trucks saved on fuel paid for that membership in one weekend!

LMR Trucking joined solely for the purpose of lowering their overall fuel costs, but Joe says there are plenty of other services available at a discounted rate through NASTC: drug screening, insurance, repair discounts, cell phone discountsetc.

Joe says that they tried the NASTC's driver hiring service, and it didn't really work for them, as most of the applicants had no prior auto transport experience. However, when he called to cancel the service, NASTC refunded his money without any hassle. Joe said that when they were first looking into the program, NASTC sent out a rep who dealt directly with their primary concerns about the fuel program-- and didn't try to sell them a bunch of stuff they weren't interested in.

For more information, you can call NASTC at 800-264-8580

Pounds of pot found in car hauler

Pounds of pot found in western, northern NM - Las Cruces Sun-News: "In Gallup, authorities at the port of entry became suspicious of the cargo on a car hauler being inspecting Tuesday morning. Inside one of the cars on the hauler was 129 pounds of marijuana in duffel bags.

Authorities arrested Peter Harris, 28, and Fabian Williams, 31, both of Florida."

129 lbs? That's some pretty serious quantity... and serious jail time, too. And if you inform on the dude you're hauling for-- possibly even worse consequences for you or your friends and family. That's what you'd call a lose-lose situation. Let those guys haul their own drugs. Seriously.

Another drugs & car hauler story

DPS dog sniffs out hidden drugs in truck being hauled on I-10 | ®: "The Arizona Department of Public Safety discovered drugs inside a pickup truck being carried on a car hauler east of Tucson Tuesday morning.
At 10:46 a.m., on Interstate 10 east of Tucson between the turnoff to Arizona 83 and Benson, a Department of Public Safety officer stopped an eastbound car hauler, said Carmen Figueroa, spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
A drug sniffing dog alerted the officer to the odor of drugs in a pickup truck, she said. They found drugs in a false bed or a pickup, she said."

Sounds like this driver had nothing to do with it. Folks, I'm telling you, the drug enforcement authorities are focusing their attention on car haulers. Keep your nose clean! (literally AND figuratively) You don't want to haul some loads. Drugs are bad, m'kay?

Car hauler busted for hauling $3M of coke

CRIME Blog | The Dallas Morning News: "The government presented evidence at trial that Watkins, and his co-defendant, Steven Alexander Aaron, 37, were arrested on April 22, 2008, after their eastbound vehicle, a tractor-trailer car hauler, was stopped by a West Central Texas Interlocal Crime Task Force Officer on Interstate 20, near mile marker 266, in Taylor County, Texas, because it didn't have secure chains or a license plate. Aaron was driving the vehicle; Watkins was the sole passenger. The car hauler was loaded with a maroon Chrysler minivan and a black Range Rover. After obtaining Aaron's consent, the officers searched the tractor-trailer and the two loaded vehicles, and discovered six bricks of cocaine in a black backpack in the rear hatch of the Range Rover. Testimony at trial showed that Watkins had hidden the backpack in the Range Rover. The street value of the cocaine in the backpack is approximately $3 million."

Car hauler: help wanted in Portland, Oregon

We need car haulers in the Portland area to help us demonstrate a bunch of new products. We're chomping at the bit to use some new video equipment we just purchased. If you've got a three car trailer or a stacker unit, we'd like to talk to you. Call 503-342-2085.