David Cullen

Executive Editor

FleetOwner executive editor David Cullen offers his take on how actions taken by government agencies, industry suppliers and other trucking stakeholders impact truck fleet owners. Cullen, an award-winning journalist who has covered trucking exclusively for 34 years, joined the staff of FleetOwner in February, 1989.

Cummins announces 2007 heavy-duty ratings
LOUISVILLE, KY. Cummins Inc. announced the ’07 ratings for its heavy-duty ISX and ISM diesel engines here yesterday ahead of the Mid-America Trucking Show
AMBER Alert Highway Network Launched
The launch of the AMBER Alert Highway Network-- aimed at helping recover abducted children quickly and safely-- was announced today by Qualcomm Inc. in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Toyota grows Tundra
ATLANTA. Here at The Work Truck Show yesterday Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. (TMS) rolled out its all-new “next generation” Tundra full-size pickup truck
Sterling swings wide
ATLANTA. Here at The Work Truck Show, Sterling Truck Corp. yesterday rolled out its new low-cab-over-engine truck, the Sterling 360
Dodge Ram returns to Class 3
ATLANTA. March 1. Today at NTEA’s Work Truck Show, Dodge rolled out its new Ram 3500 chassis cab. The 2007-model Class 3 carries a single-rear-wheel GVWR of 10,200 lb., while maximum GVWR for dual-rear-wheel models is 12,500 lb
User-friendly filters
Fleetguard Inc. debuted its new User-Friendly Filter design for insertable-cartridge filters at a news conference last month in Nashville. The new filters
New Ram on the scene
The newest Dodge truck is the Ram 3500 chassis cab, rolled out the first of this month at the National Truck Equipment Assn. show in Atlanta. The 2007-model
It was back in the psychedelic '60s that the forerunners of today's full-size vans from Ford Motor Co. and General Motors' GMC Truck and Chevrolet divisions
Freightliner goes racing
DAYTONA BEACH, FL. At a news conference here ahead of last weekend’s running of the Daytona 500, Freightliner Trucks announced its official sponsorship of NASCAR and that it's returning as a 2006 sponsor of 13 individual NASCAR teams
Fleetguard puts new spin on filters
NASHVILLE, TN. Fleetguard Inc. announced its new “User-Friendly Filter” design for insertable-cartridge filters at a news conference here yesterday at the Opryland Hotel
Ten-percent solution
They may award Master's degrees in it aplenty, but if you ask me marketing is as much art as science. But before even crafting a marketing campaign let
ELECTRONIC ONBOARD RECORDERS: Logging off the paper chase
Forget the whole unfortunate black box thing. It was never right to start with really little more than an inaccurate if catchy metaphor favored by opponents
ArvinMeritor: NHTSA falls short of “stake in the ground”
ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems business unit stated today that it supports the intent of the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on tractor stopping distance issued by the NHTSA, but pointed out the agency has yet to declare exactly what that distance will be
OUTLOOK 2006: Will trucking's luck hold? 1
The conditions that made over-the-road trucking both financially lucrative and operationally challenging through 2005 are forecast to hold sway again
Working smart
The vocational fleet owner must guard against losing sight of the in work truck by staying too firmly fixed on getting the work done. And just to start
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