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May 04, 2012

Shedding light… on light

Tom Draper, manager of marketing for lighting supplier Grote Industries, believes fleet owners would be advised to learn a lot more about “....More
Jan 27, 2012

An unbridgeable divide?

The great partisan gulf that separates Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill is so yawning that Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood this....More
Sep 22, 2011

Hair-raising tale

Here's a hair-raising tale for driver applicants who think they only have to worry about having their urine tested: Truckload carrier Gordon Trucking....More
Jul 22, 2011

Fight the black dog

“I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on....More
Apr 19, 2011

Light trucks. Heavy sales

The manufacturers and marketers of commercial-grade pickups and full-size vans have told me in recent days that 2011 will be a very good year for....More
Apr 08, 2011

Talk of the show

If last year's Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) was a wake-- and trust me, it was... and not by any means an Irish one-- for the pre-Great Recession....More
Dec 23, 2010

Deja-vu time in DC

"It's like deja-vu, all over again." --Yogi Berra, baseball sage It’s not quite “all over again,” but the news out of Washington DC these days sure....More
Nov 10, 2010

We're getting social-- with you

FleetOwner The Website has gone-all-social-media on you and me both. In our never-ending campaign to inform and advance the American truck fleet....More
Sep 29, 2010

Socializing trucking

Time was, truckers from different carriers socialized on the road over plates of chicken-fried steak piled high with all the fixins' followed by....More
Jul 08, 2010

Clearing the air

All those who remain skeptical that global warming-- brought on by greenhouse gas emissions-- is causing climate change should give a read to the....More
Apr 23, 2010

Getting social

Friending. Tweeting. News Feed. Fan Page. There’s a whole new lexicon to learn when you step into the world of social media. Maybe you think it’s fun....More
Mar 26, 2010

A few minutes with Jim Hebe

Judging by the sights and sounds-- chief among them being the positive words spoken by top executives of several major truck OEMs-- here at the Mid-....More
Mar 15, 2010

Green grow the trucks.. and trucking!

It was still winter by the calendar last week in St. Louis, but on the show floor at the America's Center near the famous Arch, a technological....More
Feb 02, 2010

Forcing a light on speculators

I was thrilled to learn today via a news release emailed to me by the American Trucking Assns. (ATA) that the big trucking lobby is joining forces....More
Jan 28, 2010

Plan pays off for Ford

If nothing else, the astonishingly positive fiscal results announced by Ford Motor Co. today point up that an industrial corporation's slide into....More
What's Hammer Lane ?

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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