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.

Automated HOS for Qualcomm
A new Hours of Service (HOS) application available this summer for Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile communications system complies with DOT regulations governing
Newer can be better
After earning a Bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M, Mike Dozier made his way northwest to Seattle to embark on a career with PACCAR,
New places, new faces
For many American businesses, workforce diversity has become a corporate mission. For too many truck fleets, it's becoming a do-or-die proposition. If
A wipe in time
A drug-free workplace is a laudable goal for any employer. Being relatively certain workers aren't impaired by drugs on the job will save money on everything
Young blood
Trucking's technician shortage often seems to take a back seat to its much discussed driver shortage. While no one would disagree there's not enough new
ALK and TMW partner on toll software
Princeton, NJ-based ALK Technologies Inc. has announced a partnership with Beachwood, OH-based TMW Systems in which its ALK/FleetSuite Tolls module has been fully interfaced with TMW’s TMWSuite and TL2000 enterprise-management software for truck fleets
Qualcomm readies automated HOS system
PITTSBURGH, PA. At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting here this week, Qualcomm announced that its Hours of Service (HOS) application will be available this summer
USF results hurt USF, Yellow shares
Yellow Roadway Corp. and USF Corp. both saw their shares drop in pre-opening trading today, according to an online report by MarketWatch. The hit to USF resulted from its announcement that it expects diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2005-- in the range of $0.12 to $0.16 vs. $0.32 for the prior year period. Yellow Roadway was impacted by the USF guidance because of its $1.47 billion bid to acquire USF.
Paccar’s Plimpton calls for quality
LOUISVILLE, KY. Today at the annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Tom Plimpton, president of Paccar Inc., said growth in the truck market will depend on how truck OEMs and their suppliers step up to the plate
More equals more
Truckload fleets are coughing up more and more dollars to recruit and retain drivers. At the same time, their profit margins remain slim enough that paying
Safety software solutions
Back when the Interstate Highway System was still a dream and computer software had yet to be dreamed up, the great wit Robert Benchley offered this sage
GM releases new diesel
General Motors introduced the Duramax 6600 6.6L turbodiesel for 2006 model-year Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans at the National Truck
Aurora parts center
Aurora Parts & Accessories (APA) announced the opening of its new distribution center for trailer parts in Lebanon, IN, last month. The spanking new,
International debuts big-bore diesel
LOUISVILLE, KY. International Truck and Engine Corporation announced its new family of International brand big-bore diesel engines here today at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The new 11- to 13-liter engine range will be compliant with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2007 emissions standards, according to the OEM, and is projected to be available on International Class 8 vehicles starting in the Fall of 2007
Cat says it’s ACERT again for EPA ‘07
LOUISVILLE, KY. Here at the Mid-America Trucking show today, Caterpillar announced it will use its ACERT technology as “the foundation” to comply with the 2007 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emission regulations for diesel engines
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