A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 21, 2015
“If the wheels aren’t turning, you’re not earning” (trucking adage)

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Washington (DC) Post
Storyline ⋅ The way we work
The Department of Transportation wants truckers to sleep more. Congress said no.
The cromnibus temporarily rolled back some limits on how long drivers can go without a rest.

By Lydia DePillis December 16, 2014
(...)
“If the wheels aren’t turning, you’re not earning,” says Pingel, 61. And he thinks the government is making the problem worse, with its restrictions on the number of hours he can drive.

WJCL News (Savannah, GA)
Local truck driver explains tractor-trailer safety regulations
By Chelsi McDonald
Published: May 21, 2015, 6:21 pm
(...)
“Some guys push it because you don’t get paid for sitting still. The old saying is “if the wheels aren’t turning, you’re not earning.” So constantly moving, that’s the name of the game,” said Ted Koph, a 32 year driver.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Thursday, May 21, 2015 • Permalink