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Ready for Daytona Bike Week?

Ready for Daytona Bike Week?
Ready for Daytona Bike Week? - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Daytona Bike Week officially runs through Sunday March 17th and features all sorts of events and attractions area.

It's a couple of days into one of the biggest motorcycle events of the year. The week-and-a-half of Daytona Bike Week brings in motorcyclists and industry members from across the country; some to rumble down Main Street, others to take in the AMA Racing schedule in the Sunshine State. So have you figured out the layout of Daytona Beach yet?

Photo Gallery: Ready for Daytona Bike Week? - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

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Debuting another driver “dashboard”

Software technology commonly referred to as driver “dashboards” continues to spread rapidly throughout the trucking industry it seems – with such systems displaying information on everything from driver load and payment to Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) metrics and

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GERMANY: Daimler Trucks' first half outlook gloomy

Daimler Trucks has forecast a weak first quarter due to falling orders in Europe and the US with improvement expected only in the second half, division chief Andreas Renschler said.
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Bitten — by more than the trucking bug

spiderWe’re in the Southwest a lot this time of year avoiding the snow and general yuckiness of the weather North of I-40. It’s nice being in the warm sunshine when everyone else is freezing their ears off, but when a place has warm sunshine all the time, bugs never die. Consequently, you get giant Mongolian cattle-size spiders because the weather never kills them and they just grow and grow. A 25-year-old wolf spider has an approximate leg span of 40 feet and body weight of 75 pounds. The spiders in South Texas are so big they strap saddles to them and put them in rodeos. Small children who make a scene by screaming for Starbucks in the food court are fed to them.

OK, so maybe not quite that big, but there are some formidable spiders in South Texas.

We spent the night in the desert, and since George won’t let me wear my cowboy boots in the bunk, my toes were an open buffet for any wanton blood-sucking creature that may have happened to lurk into the truck any of the 97 times we opened one of the doors that day.

The baby toe on my right foot was swollen and ouchie the next morning.

“Look at my toe! It’s all puffy and red.”

“It’s probably from wearing cowboy boots all the time. I can’t look at your toe, I’m driving.”

“My cowboy boots fit perfectly, it’s a– OH MY GOD THERE ARE FANG MARKS!”

“Are you sure? You probably just got a little mosquito bite. I don’t think there are fang marks. Calm down.”

“I’m a nurse, thankyouverymuch. I think I can recognize a spider bite when I see one, this is definitely a spider bite and OH MY GOD IT’S STILL IN THE BUNK!!!”

“There’s a rest area in two miles. Just calm down and stay up here. It’s not going to move unless you threaten it.”

“There is a spider, full of my toe blood, lurking on the bunk. I think I’m going to scream. A lot.”

“Do. Not. Scream. We’re almost to the rest area.”

“There’s a spiiiiider, yeah, yeah, spiiider, it wants to eat my faaaaace off, la la la…”

“Why are you singing a creepy spider song?”

“Do you want me to scream?”


“Then shut up and let me sing my creepy spider song. And I hope you know the second you get this truck parked, I’m going to burst forth from it like there was a nuclear reactor meltdown inside of it.”

“Go ahead, I’m parked. Get me a cup or something.”

“A cup? For what?”

“So I can trap it and get it out of the truck!”

“ARE YOU KIDDING ME? KILL IT!! Kill it’s whole family!! Kill it hard! It ate my toe flesh!”

I don’t know what else he said, because I was busy bursting forth from the truck like a nuclear reactor had melted down in it. Apparently, George — friend to the animals and wife-eating spiders — trapped the beast in a coffee cup and turned it loose to violently attack the next innocent toe it ran across.

“You’re going to feel bad when that thing kills a baby.”

“It was just a little black spider. It’s not going to kill a baby.”

“It’s going to write you a letter from prison one day.”

“Spiders can’t write.”

“Oh but I beg to differ. Haven’t you ever read Charlotte’s Web?”

“Yeah, she was a nice spider, right?”

“Well, I’m sure that was highly exaggerated, but she could write, so there.”

“OK, so I’m a horrible person for not killing the spider.”

“Yes you are. And when my toe turns black and falls off, you have to say that to me over and over again.”




“And my toe hurts.”

“I’m sorry.”

“You should be. I’m not a spider smorgasbord.”

“Duly noted.”

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Listen to a Stripped Audi R8 V10 Plus on a Dyno

Audi seems to know exactly what to release online to cheer us up, and today’s video finds are no different: they’re two excellent videos that show off Audi’s hottest and rarest cars doing what they do best—showing off. The first is a deliciously naughty video of the new R8 V10 Plus while the second is [...]
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If you are looking to increase your insurance coverage on your vehicle, the insurance company may require you to obtain a certified auto appraisal.   If you have a custom car, truck or motorcycle, the insurance company won't pay you more than book value. Get a stated value appraisal to cover money spent customizing your vehicle.  Have a collector or exotic vehicle?  Book value does not justify the vehicle value  In case you are in an accident, have a certified auto appraisal done.  Contact us today for a Free Evaluation!

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Will Professionally Evaluate Your Vehicle!


Pinnacle Auto Appraisers prides itself on quickly handling large amounts of vehicles. We routinely handle fleets for: vans, trucking, limousine, shuttle, buses, SUV, corporate, taxi, dealership, clubs, rental, and delivery companies. We handle large national chains, small family businesses, and car club appraisal(s).

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Offers Quality Fleet Appraisals!


If you were involved in an accident and the insurance company deemed your vehicle a total loss, we can help.  If you don't agree with the insurance company's offer, you have the right to hire an independent certified appraiser to determine the actual cash value of your vehicle.  Our certified appraiser will go to the vehicle location, conduct the inspection and complete a certified total loss appraisal on your vehicle.  Total loss claims do require a negotiation phase which we will take care of for you at no additional charge!

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Let Pinnacle Auto Appraisers Help After A Crash!


Our Appraisers are repair shop and car club fanatics! We enjoy when local and national clubs invite us out to their local gatherings. We offer an appraisal discount that lasted all month. We love everything that has an engine and drives on the road. We do our best to help everyone in need of an appraisal!

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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers - We Value Car Clubs and Repair Shops!