David Cullen

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.

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Inside job
When it comes to the driver shortage, retention trumps recruitment by far. That's the contention put forth in the latest white paper penned by Duff Swain,
Bulldog roars
Getting a jump on the new year, in late October Mack Trucks Inc. introduced new models of its Granite and Granite Axle Back vocational trucks, launched
2005 Fleet of the Year Awards
Best in class. The FLEET OWNER Fleet of the Year Awards honor fleets one each from the for-hire, private, and vocational ranks of trucking selected by
Sprinter to take over American LaFrance plant
DaimlerChrysler (DC) has announced it will assemble its “next generation” Dodge Sprinter commercial van--- which will replace the current model in North America by early 2007—at a Freightliner LLC plant in Ladson, SC, just north of Charleston.
Cyber Monday brings glad tidings
No calendar states it but today is Cyber Monday-- the Monday after Thanksgiving— now regarded as the kickoff of the holiday season for sales online.
Of blue and green
You can't blame business, let alone society, for not grasping the full impact of untreated depression on individuals and those who live and work with
Rethinking the private fleet
Like all motor carriers, private fleets are feeling the pinch of running trucks in an era of escalating operating costs. But unlike strictly for-hire
Getting to PC-10
Oil suppliers are now developing motor oil formulations that will take into account the lubrication demands of '07 diesels. New API (American Petroleum
Mack’s Vikner charts road ahead
LAS VEGAS. Declaring the roll out of fresh highway and vocational truck models along with the birth of a new engine family “truly the start of a new era for Mack,” president & CEO Paul Vikner said that 2005 will end up a “very strong year” for Class 8 sales for Mack and the industry in general and that sales in 2006 will “continue to be strong.”
Reman op in high gear
At a news conference last month at its huge western production facility in Toole, UT, executives of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corp. (DDR) detailed
A crystal ball for maintenance
Even the best vehicle preventive maintenance programs can go only so far because they are based on historical data, drawn from events that have already
New Brunswick trucker protest withers under ticket blitz
A three-day protest by independent truckers in Canada's Province of New Brunswick that managed to close down an international border crossing as well as stretches of the Trans Canada Highway was blunted last night when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) moved in with ticket pads in hand.
Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing in high gear
Executives of Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing Corp. (DDR) detailed the widening scope of the engine and component remanufacturing capabilities of the Detroit Diesel Corp. subsidiary
On the cheap
Improving America's broken highways need not require massive public works expenditures like Boston's Big Dig. Some basic re-engineering of existing roadways
Making waves
We all know how truck fleets rooted in moving freight domestically have had to change or die over the last 25 years, as federal deregulation and economic
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