David Cullen

Executive Editor

David Cullen offers his take on how actions taken by government agencies, industry suppliers and other trucking stakeholders impact truck fleet owners.

Articles by David Cullen
Future Diagnostics
FORT LAUDERDALE— Elkhart, IN-based Actia Corp. announced yesterday at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting it is making its Pattern Recognition
Fleetguard Smorgasbord
FORT LAUDERDALE— Fleetguard has announced an array of product news. Topping the list is an alliance formed with Davco Technology to jointly supply highly
GE Wrap-up at the TMC
FORT LAUDERDALE— GE TIP has announced five new options are available for its GE VeriWise trailer-tracking system at the Technology and Maintenance Council’s
Roadranger Rollouts
FORT LAUDERDALE— Roadranger has made several announcements about new Dana and Eaton products yesterday at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual
Smart Battery Charging
FORT LAUDERDALE— International marketing Inc. (IMI) has announced Smart Sense, a system designed “to overcome obstacles to efficient battery charging.”
Cold comfort
Manager: Jean BrunetTitle: Director of maintenanceFleet: BFI Canada, Montreal DistrictOperation: Waste management via 60-vehicle fleet of trucks, tractors
The Drivetrain Spells Relief
Besides higher initial cost and potentially higher (but still unknown) lifetime costs, the big sticking point to the latest emissions-compliant engines
Cast a wide net
Even as fleets wrestle with new engines and new hours of service regs, many must also keep battling high waves of churn in the driver labor pool. Estimates
International goes small
International Truck and Engine Corp. says its new CF Series low-cab-forward truck model marks the OEM's entry into the Class 4-5 market with an all-new
Trailers pulling up
Being the business end of every rig makes trailers less than sexy. They spend their working days getting dragged around. But when times are tough they
100,000th Freightliner chassis
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) rolled its 100,000th chassis off its assembly line at its Gaffney, SC, plant this fall. According to FCCC, the
Truck Technology: COMING SOON
Over the next five or so years, according to top engineers and product planners at all major OEMs, medium- and heavy-duty trucks will bristle with new
Stretching the envelope
How's it for fuel economy? Mileage? Durability? Retreadability? Irregular Wear? We're always trying to stretch the tire envelope with technology, says
End of the road? '07
Even as 2003 runs out, much remains up in the air about how the 2007 diesel engine emissions regs will play out-especially whether or not trucking will
Roadranger looks ahead
Officials of Roadranger, the commercial-vehicle marketing alliance between Dana and Eaton, revealed extensive plans for products that will be rolled out
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