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Mar 21, 2017

Worst Trucker in the World: U.S. Government edition1

The Worst Trucker in the World is back, bigger and badder than ever—because the latest recipient of the dishonor is a fleet run by the U.S....More
Mar 09, 2017

'Encouraging sign': Navistar finds turnaround in new LT tractor, A26 engine

While Wall Street prognosticators found Navistar’s latest earnings report “disappointing,” for truck customers there are new products to be excited....More
Feb 23, 2017

CSA update: skeptic encouraged by reform efforts, anticipates return

Despite the Trump Administration’s proclaimed disdain for regulations, the highly touted, questionably effective, and Congressionally parked....More
Feb 21, 2017

A formula for fleet safety?

When it comes to truck safety, there is no single “golden solution” or “quick fix”—and the many studies, claims, and high horses about how fleets and....More
Feb 01, 2017

Must read: Court nominee’s lively dissent in trucking case

I am not a lawyer but I am a writer, and based on my quick read of a couple of his opinions, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is wonderful. I just....More
Jan 12, 2017

Twitter less kind to Chao than senators were

While Transportation Secretary-to-be Elaine Chao got a free pass from the Senate Commerce Committee in a confirmation hearing Wednesday, the....More
Nov 30, 2016

It's Chao time in the Twitterverse

President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation quickly became a trending topic on social media as....More
Oct 18, 2016

CBS report goes after older truckers1

Like most popular media reports, the CBS News story on trucking, “Big Rigs, Big Problems,” opens with the sad remembrance of a crash victim and then....More
Sep 12, 2016

Truck Driver Appreciation: Walking the walk

With National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicking off Sunday—and with a notebook full of items to catch up on—I thought this would be a good time....More
Aug 29, 2016

The case for speed limiters: More political than technical?2

Is the Dept. of Transportation “cherry picking” research to support the rulemaking to require speed limiters in heavy-duty commercial vehicles? At....More
Aug 24, 2016

Dept. of Labor blog adds insult to injury

If there’s one thing—and maybe the only thing—the Dept. of Transportation and the diverse trucking industry agree on, it’s the need to attract more....More
Jul 18, 2016

Autonomous vehicles: The pushback begins1

Has Tesla screwed the pooch, or are some recent—and high profile—accidents involving the brand’s self-driving vehicle technology a to-be-expected....More
Apr 28, 2016

Driverless trucks to automate ‘millions’ of jobs?1

As the saying goes, to a hammer everything looks like a nail. To a Silicon Valley guy, everything needs to be automated and “disrupted.” And in a....More
Apr 27, 2016

5 questions for the FMCSA boss

So, you’re a trucker sitting in the diner at the truck stop and in walks the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You might not....More
Apr 14, 2016

Speed kills, new study shows

With the DOT set to publish a speed limiter mandate for trucks any day now, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHHS) has come out with new....More
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Kevin Jones has an odd fascination with the supply chain. As editor of American Trucker, he focuses on the critical role owner-ops and small fleets play in the economy, locally and globally. And he...
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