The NATSO Show Features Innovations from Around the World and The Outlook of Fuel

This year's NATSO Show is packed with keynote sessions led by innovative experts focused on ahead-of-the-curve trends. Monday, Feb. 20 brings two keynote sessions that operators won't want to miss.

Ah, breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck.
You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen,
c'mon? Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen,
fer shure, fer shure. By golly,
it's clean clear to Flag Town,
c'mon. Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there,
Pig Pen, yeah, we definitely got the front door,
good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy

Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth pullin' logs
Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
We is headin' for bear on I-one-oh
'Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
"And I'm about to put the hammer down."

Cause we got a little convoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a little convoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin' convoy
'Cross the U-S-A.

Ah, breaker, Pig Pen, this here's the Duck.
And, you wanna back off them hogs?
Yeah, 10-4, 'bout five mile or so.
Ten, roger. Them hogs is gettin' in-tense up here.

By the time we got into Tulsa Town,
We had eighty-five trucks in all.
But they's a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
And them bears was wall-to-wall.
Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
They even had a bear in the air!
I says, "Callin' all trucks, this here's the Duck.
"We about to go a-huntin' bear."

Ah, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that,
Pig Pen? Negatory, Pig Pen; you're still too close.
Yeah, them hogs is startin' to close up my sinuses.
Mercy sakes, you better back off another ten.

Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
Like a rocket sled on rails.
We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
And left 'em settin' on the scales.
By the time we hit that Chi-town,
Them bears was a-gettin' smart:
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard.
There's armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
And rigs of ev'ry size.
Yeah, them chicken coops was full'a bears
And choppers filled the skies.
Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
With a thousand screamin' trucks
An' eleven long-haired Friends a' Jesus
In a chartreuse micra-bus.

Ah, Rubber Duck to Sodbuster,
come over. Yeah, 10-4, Sodbuster?
Lissen, you wanna put that micra-bus in behind that
suicide jockey? Yeah, he's haulin' dynamite,
and he needs all the help he can get.

Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore
And prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge was lined with bears
But I didn't have a dog-goned dime.
I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
"We just ain't a-gonna pay no toll."
So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight
I says "Let them truckers roll, 10-4."

Convoy! Ah, 10-4, Pig Pen, what's your twenty?
Convoy! OMAHA? Well, they oughta know what to do with
them hogs out there fer shure. Well, mercy
Convoy! sakes, good buddy,
we gonna back on outta here,
so keep the bugs off your glass and the bears off your
Convoy! Tail. We'll catch you on the flip-flop.
This here's the Rubber Duck on the side.
Convoy! We gone. 'Bye, 'bye.

Songwriters: Chip Davis / WILLIAM FRIES

Convoy lyrics © CHAPPELL & CO., INC.

This year's NATSO Show is packed with keynote sessions led by innovative experts focused on ahead-of-the-curve trends. Monday, Feb. 20 brings two keynote sessions that operators won't want to miss.

Monday morning Joe Bona, CBX, Nicholas Scherzer, Insight Research, and Bob Etchingham, Applegreen, will give attendees access to the latest truckstop and convenience store design innovations from around the world in their keynote on Retail Innovations from Around the World. The panelists will share video case studies with insights from the United Kingdom and Ireland formats as well as U.S. and international retailer CEO video interviews on the direction the industry is heading in the next five years.

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At lunch, Tom Kloza of Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Joe Petrowski of Cumberland Farms Gulf Oil Group will present "The Outlook of Fuel." In this 90-minute session, Kloza and Petrowski will examine current supply and demand issues, as well as why diesel is suddenly the hottest product on the planet and how upcoming refinery projects and new pipelines may lead to incredible diversity in wholesale (and retail) diesel and gasoline prices throughout the United States.

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