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Backlog Still Exists at West Coast Ports

  A  tentative labor contract agreement was reached on Feb 20th hat covers the West Coast’s 29 container seaports, so now dockworkers are clearing the backlog of cargo on the West Coast. But it will take time. The backlog is huge. The 24 containerships anchored last Monday outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hold so much cargo ...

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Nevada Assemblywoman: “Guns Will Keep Hot Little” Students From Rape

Feminists, Gun Controllers In A Tizzie Nevada Republican assemblywoman Michele Fiore is making headlines by advocating that female college students increase their safety on campus by carrying concealed weapons. Fiore made her statements to the New York Times. You can see the complete story by clicking on the picture. Fiore says “hot little” girl students wouldn’t get assaulted if assailants ...

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West Coast Labor Standstill Costing $2B Per Day

CNBC reports the labor slowdown on the West Coast is costing the US economy $2 billion per day. Ships at nearly 30 ports on the West Coast have can’t  dock. Some containers have been stranded because of a contract dispute between union leaders who represent shipping executives and dockworkers. President Obama has dispatched Labor Secretary Tom Perez to help settle ...

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Countries & Liquor: Who Drinks What Where?

US Drinks More Tequila Than Mexico This chart of recent world-wide statistics on liquor consumption shows who drinks what where. No surprise that vodka is the most-drunk (get it?) of all liquors, and that Russians drink the most of it. What might surprise most people is that the US is second in almost every category. This also shows that the ...

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Palmetto Payload: Mobile Friendly and Getting More So!

Our goal at Palmetto Payload is to be a mobile community for those who haul the heavy payloads – local truck drivers. It’s here that we want you to enjoy light reads, news, jokes, NASCAR, fishing reports, and connecting with each other by commenting in our “Unload” section. Because of our involvement and experience in the trucking industry, we know ...

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Sheriff Drives 100 mph While DUI. Would A Trucker Still Have Their Job?

Berkeley County SC Sheriff Wayne Dewitt recently was arrested and charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and possibly more charges. Local media are all showing the dashboard video provided by law enforcement of his vehicle swerving in traffic at a high rate of speed, his arrest and field sobriety test. A reader poll in the Post & ...

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 “DADS” Driver Monitoring System

InterCore’s network-based Driver Alertness Detection System (“DADS” for short) operates as a cloud-based real-time monitoring and warning system that can assist in preventing accidents caused by driver fatigue, lack of alertness or distractions. InterCore’s web site says: “Using the data collected by the DADS certified camera, the service helps drivers determine if they are alert enough to drive. The camera ...

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Now THAT’s a Whopper!

What angler hasn’t told a tale of the big fish that got away? Tall tales are a big part of a day on the water with friends, with stories of the biggest fish ever caught often topping the list of must-share adventures. Fish are classified as either having cartilage or a skeleton of bones. Each family of fish has its ...

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Common Misconceptions About Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is an important issue for car buyers, and understandably so. Conserving fuel is good for drivers’ budgets and the planet, so the concept of fuel efficiency would seem to benefit everyone. But just because fuel efficiency is a good concept does not mean there are not misconceptions about it among drivers and automotive professionals alike. The following are ...

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