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CVSA Roadcheck Enforcement: June 6-8

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 6-8. Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers, the Alliance said in a statement. Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is ...

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Neal Bayly Rides: Peru 2.0 Movie Now Available

Intrepid motorcycle traveler and movie-maker Neal Bayly has announced the release of his latest project, “Neal Bayly Rides: Peru 2.0,” now available for purchase on the iTunes store. In this second season, Neal and his new co-host, good friend and travel partner Christian Scranton return to Peru for a different and challenging route through the High Andes, taking in Machu Picchu ...

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Aerostich Pop-Up Event in Colorado

Colorado Front Range touring riders: Aerostich has announced a Four-Day Pop-Up event in the Denver suburb of Littleton. Join Aerostich factory sizing experts and see, feel and touch all of the latest Aerostich riding gear, including the new Cousin Jeremy Waxed Cotton Suit, Useful Suit, R-3 (Roadcrafter 3) Suit, Roadcrafter City and Tactical Suits, Women’s Roadcrafters, Utility Riding Pants and more. Try ...

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Eastern Energy Expo: May 21-25

Organizers of the Eastern Energy Expo expect more than 4,000 attendees at the trade show in Hershey, Pa., May 21-25, which will feature more than 250 exhibits as well as a full schedule of business and technical education sessions. The venue is the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center for this second inaugural EEE. Education and business programs are offered in ...

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Retrospective: 1988 Honda VT800C Shadow

1988 Honda VT800C Shadow It’s always fun to ponder the wisdom of motorcycle marketing types, and why various models appear, and sometimes disappear. Quickly. Here we have Honda’s one-year-only VT800C Shadow V-twin, the new larger size done on the cheap by stroking the cylinders of the original VT750C an additional 5.1 millimeters. And then Honda didn’t even write “800” large ...

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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R | First Ride Review

The 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R is a spitting image of the 1190 Adventure R it replaces, but the new model is more agile, more user-friendly and much less expensive. (Photography by Adam Booth) With their rally-racer styling, 21-inch front wheels, 35-inch seat heights and right-now throttle response, KTM’s V-twin-powered 950/990 Adventure models were popular among performance-oriented adventure riders. Despite ...

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A Woodford Oil Timeline

In 2005, Woodford Oil acquired the petroleum assets of J.D. Kiser, Inc. A family-owned distributorship, founded in 1941, it was a supplier of fuels and lubricants to commercial and industrial customers throughout eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. The acquisition complemented Woodford Oil’s existing fuel operation, and also established Woodford Oil as a major distributor of lubricants throughout the Appalachian ...

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Woodford Oil: A Family Business Grown Big

The family business has long been a staple in the American economy. According to the Small Business Administration, about 90% of all U.S. businesses are family-owned or controlled. Ranging in size from small “mom and pop” shops to Fortune 500 entities, family businesses generate about half of the country’s gross national product and half of the total wages paid. As ...

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Bantam Home & Energy Takes the ‘Whole House’ Approach

“We are driving the ‘whole-house’ approach more than we ever did before,” Peter A. Aziz, president of Bantam Home & Energy in Bantam, Conn., tells Fuel Oil News. “We have sort of a moral obligation” to do so, Aziz says, and he goes on to describe the savings in money and environmental impacts that can be achieved through a whole-house ...

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