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. Executive Editor of FleetOwner, Cullen has been covering trucking since 1981 and has been on the staff of FleetOwner since 1989. He does not claim to be an expert on trucking, but will admit to being a writer-- and hoping to be regarded a journalist.

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in Hammer Lane Dec 22, 2014

It’s your skin in this game

Ever since the Watergate scandal inexplicably captivated my teenaged self, my favorite sport to follow— even to the point of dabbling in it....More
in Hammer Lane Dec 04, 2014

Not even The Gipper can score this fuel tax

“If you're explaining, you're losing” —Ronald Reagan Conjuring the image— even more so, the actions— of a....More
in Hammer Lane Nov 18, 2014

Truck vs. Rail

Trucking is never off the radar screen of the railroads. Even with the Assn. of American Railroads (AAR) pointing out that “The domestic share....More
in Hammer Lane Oct 02, 2014

Touching more than trucks

A straightforward-- and fun-- fundraising and public-awareness event conducted this autumn by an industry supplier was so successful out of the gate....More
in Hammer Lane Sep 18, 2014

Bulldog leashes Blimps

Determining that its newer and larger airships would be better served tethered to a specialized truck when not in the air-- rather than moored to the....More
in Hammer Lane Jul 30, 2014

Paccar-VW: The rumor that wasn’t

Germany’s Volkswagen AG  denied weeks ago that it was planning a rumored run at Paccar Inc., but only yesterday did the parent of Kenworth....More
in Hammer Lane Jul 25, 2014

The most beautiful curve

"The most beautiful curve is a rising sales graph." --Raymond Loewy (1893-1986) If everyone views trucks merely as machines highly....More
in Hammer Lane Jun 27, 2014

Big haul for a traveling show

A 2015 Ford Transit full-size van has joined the cast of The History Channel’s American Pickers....More
in Hammer Lane Jun 19, 2014

Where racing is a win-win

Captured at rest by your intrepid reporter during a “race-fan day” held mid-week at Meritor’s Cameri axle manufacturing and....More
in Hammer Lane Jun 11, 2014

The Cantor effect

The thorough thrashing at the polls (11 percentage points) that will turn out of office the second-highest ranking Republican in the House will rank....More
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David Cullen offers his take on how truck fleet owners are impacted by today’s current events. Follow David on Twitter: @David_L_Cullen

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