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.

No more steelyard blues
Manager: Jeff Avery Title: Co-owner Fleet: Avery Construction, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Operation: Mixed service, including hauling scrap metal from
When less is best
Whether the bits and pieces involved are described as low- or reduced-maintenance or extended-life components or vehicle features, today's Class 8 trucks
Brake venture revved up
SANDESTIN, FL. At a press briefing here yesterday, members of the top management team of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC outlined the progress the joint venture has made since its formation last summer and detailed how the operation is bringing its brake and related products to OEMs and the trucking aftermarket
Learning to earn
Clearly determined to give the driver shortage a real run for its money, P.A.M. Transport is upping the ante it lays out to draw in fresh driving recruits.
Ticking again
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the January 24th Federal Register to address
Bulldog gets back
Mack Trucks rolled out a new axle-back version of its Granite Class 8 vocational truck at the Las Vegas Speedway last month. According to the OEM, the
An expected change to federal stopping-distance regulations for trucks may not become effective until at least 2008. But that isn't stopping brake suppliers
Idle savers
Manager: Alain Dube Title: President Fleet: Transports Du Cam Pro, Montreal, Quebec Operation: Specialized furniture hauler operating in Canada and the
Utility trucks see Diamond Logic
International Truck and Engine Co. reports its Diamond Logic multiplexed electrical system is enabling electronic integration of the various types of vocational equipment installed by bodybuilders on the work trucks deployed by utility fleets
HOS rulemaking underway
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking in the January 24th Federal Register to address changing hours-of-service regulations for drivers of commercial vehicles that do not transport passengers
Bulldog gets back
LAS VEGAS. Yesterday, at the Las Vegas Speedway here, Mack Trucks Inc. rolled out a new axle-back version of its Granite Class 8 vocational truck
Goodyear rolls out tires and technology
LAS VEGAS. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. unveiled a pair of new "mixed-service" truck tires here yesterday
Still climbing
The good news is 2005 will be another very good year for making money in trucking. The bad news is despite plenty of opportunity for growth, fleet mangers
Start at the beginning
Say cost control in trucking circles, and most people automatically jump on operating costs. Squeezing out more fuel efficiency, stretching tire life
Transcraft Teams with Navistar Financial
To help support its 146 dealer locations, flatbed trailer maker Transcraft Corp. has established a preferred provider arrangement with Navistar Financial Corp. to cover wholesale financing as well as retail financing
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