Description : McTavish's second collection of stories, wisdom, and warnings about the trucking life. For a journey from a winter colder than a banker's handshake to summers hotter than a skidoo suit in a sauna, you don't want to miss this eagerly anticipated sequel. Throughout his thirty-seven-year career, there were few areas of the trucking business that Don McTavish -- born story-teller and renowned joke-teller -- was not involved in. After telling many wacky and comical anecdotes, McTavish was convinced by his friends and family to publish his stories, and has since had a regular feature in trucking trade magazine Highway Star called 'This Ain't No Bull.' McTavish was born in Calgary, Alberta, and is now retired in Vancouver, BC.
Description : Ever paused to wonder how that farm-fresh produce from California or Florida lands on your table? Or how your computer...Your bed...Your living room carpet...Or even the clothes that you're wearing arrive? 50 years ago, those goods would have all moved by train. Now they move by longhaul truck. In 19 or 20 ton lots. Rolling down the highway, in trailers longer than your house. What's it like to ride sitting high in one of those Big Rigs? What's it like to roll along the highway with 20 tons of cargo pushing you down the road. Cargo that has to be delivered not today, but yesterday - or the day before? THE BIG RIG...This is what longhaul is all about.
Description : Part 1: If there is a road that runs anywhere near your department, whether it's a rural farm-to-market or a major highway, you run the risk of facing a big rig accident. This show kicks off our three-part Big Rig Rescue Series. In this episode, you'll learn the ins-and-outs of various big rigs with a look at them before they're wrecked and mangled. Part 2: If you're in the fire service anywhere in the country, there's a good chance at some point you'll work a big rig rescue. This is the second show in our three-part series. In this segment, we'll go over the nuts and bolts of extrication. There are some similarities to standard vehicle rescue, but there are some major differences, too. And with this show, you'll be ready to rescue. Part 3: Did you know the trailer on a big rig is almost a separate vehicle of its own? That's important to remember if you're called to a big rig rescue in your town. In our final show in the Big Rig Rescue Series, we'll cover what few other trainers do. We'll walk you through some of the key facts about a trailer, including controlling the brake system and shutting off the trailer's separate engine.
Description : Have you ever thought about driving a big truck? Have you ever even just wondered what really goes on in the world of eighteen wheelers? Can you be a trucker? It looks interesting, but it must be complicated. How could anyone even begin to maneuver one of those huge monstrosities? Trust me, you can do this! Not only is it possible for almost anyone to successfully navigate into the world of transportation, but you will be helping out a necessary part of the economy and one that is constantly and even desperately in search of drivers. There is no unemployment for a big rig driver. Let me show you how to do it all! Everything you will ever need to know is right here in these pages including how to find some of the most incredible jobs, and many things that you are not supposed to know about. And there are MANY things you are not supposed to know about. So jump on it and learn what it takes to get paid to do what others are willing to pay for the privilege of doing. With me as your tour guide you will be able to get out & see the sights, be on a permanent vacation, & you will learn just what it takes to become happily involved as a "Professional Tourist."
Description : Help beginning readers advance to proficiency with The Big Book of Decoding Vowels. This helpful workbook teaches students how to decode words and match them to pictures, identify sentence-picture correlation, apply vowel sounds to spell words, and more! It is also great for remediation. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó
Description : Help beginning readers advance to proficiency with The Big Book of Decoding Vowels. This helpful workbook teaches students how to decode words and match them to pictures, identify sentence-picture correlation, apply vowel sounds to spell words, and more! It is also great for remediation.