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Jun 12, 2008

Nine lives

As someone with no dog in this fight except for journalistic endeavor, what fascinates me the most about the big Caterpillar-Navistar deal, word of....More
May 29, 2008

Not only in dreams

Only in dreams We see what it means Reach out our hands Hold on to hers But when we wake It's all been erased And so it seems Only in dreams --chorus....More
May 22, 2008

A call for leadership

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. - Gen. George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army (1885-1945) While in recent months everything from speculators to....More
May 21, 2008

Bad news

Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step... --lyric from "American Pie" (1971) by Don McLean (Iona College, B.B.A. '68) Just when you....More
May 02, 2008

Could it be any easier?

I've long been disturbed by how so many people-- truckers included-- still do not wear seatbelts when in a vehicle. Maybe I am a hopeless Safety Sam....More
May 01, 2008

The big picture

Not at all unlike auto giants GM and Ford-- and diesel engine maker Cummins among other manufacturers serving trucking here-- North American-based....More
Apr 30, 2008

Steer clear!

How many times have you passed a state trooper or other police officer dealing with a trucker or motorist stopped on the side of the road-- and we....More
Apr 28, 2008

Kerkorian likes Ford's better idea

It was just last week that Ford Motor Co. surprised many by reporting strong first-quarter results. Ford's long-term strategy of emphasizing global....More
Apr 25, 2008

Modec: Moving up!

It seems like just yesterday I was first introduced to the Modec-- an electric truck headed to the U.S. from England-- by a rather eccentric and yet....More
Apr 23, 2008

Pain at the pump

Like so many other things-- good and otherwise-- occurring anew in modern-day America, it's happening first in the Golden State. Four-buck-a-gallon....More
Jan 31, 2008

Isuzu: Trucks only

In the very early '80s, yours truly was dispatched to Vegas (back when the town still seemed to have a Rat Packer or two floating around) for a very....More
Jan 29, 2008

Blame it on Bib

Though much slimmer than he once was, Bibendum-- a.ka. The Michelin Man-- is big enough to conceal secrets when he chooses. Then again good old Bib (....More
Jan 25, 2008

Back to... the past

Everybody pulled his weight. Gee our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days. --from "Those Were The Days," lyric by Charles Stouse and Lee Adams....More
Jan 17, 2008

He thinks... he acts!

OK, now we can get off Ben Bernanke's back. According to The Wall Street Journal this morning, the Fed chairman has "endorsed a 'quickly' implemented....More
Jan 15, 2008

A bridge too weak

Almost six months after the horrible collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, the finger of blame is being pointed at a design flaw--....More
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