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Aug 27, 2013

Navigating the ‘chaos’ of Hamburg in a big rig

I am visiting the city of Hamburg, Germany, this week on a visit of the Shell Technology Centre here as part of the Shell Rimula/Shell Rotella 2013....More
Aug 19, 2013

Documenting the dangers of 'Blood Alley'

If anyone knows the dangers of the open road, it’s truck drivers. Professional drivers spend thousands of hours on the roads each year and....More
Jul 28, 2013

See, feel and learn

My wife and I took our kids to a touch-a-truck event this weekend. I’m sure most of you are familiar with touch-a-truck, but if you’re....More
Jun 18, 2013

Trucking and Obamacare: How healthy will your company be in 2014?

As we quickly approach the open enrollment period under the new healthcare, aka ObamaCare, law, many businesses, particularly smaller businesses,....More
May 07, 2013

Texas group pushes propane

To help boost the public profile of propane autogas as it fights for its place among alternative fuels, the The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT)....More
Apr 03, 2013

The societal impact of trucks

Most of us that are involved in the trucking industry – be we drivers, technicians, management, or even us who have been blessed enough to....More
Mar 26, 2013

Saluting Ryder for its veteran hiring progress

Back in November 2011, Ryder System set a goal to hire 1,000 military veterans by the end of 2013. An admirable objective by any measure....More
Mar 05, 2013

Steering drivers into a pain-free future

Years ago, truck drivers like my grandfather had to work hard to make their living. From loading and unloading, to the pain they suffered through....More
Feb 28, 2013

Calling Ground Traffic Control – system locates stolen equipment

Let this be a warning to thieves – you never know who is watching, or tracking....More
Feb 20, 2013

Here's to 90 years and many more for Kenworth

Kenworth Truck Co. is celebrating 90 years in business in 2013 and will be hosting a number of events throughout the year to mark the occasion. (....More
Feb 12, 2013

“Jackpot” avoids hits to reach safety milestone

When you drive a truck, there is always a little bit of luck involved to avoid incidents. The vehicle’s are large, maneuvering them around....More
Jan 10, 2013

The electric truck: How one firm is giving fleets a choice

A San Francisco start-up company is looking to fill in a “gap” that its CEO says exist in the commercial electric vehicle market....More
Jan 03, 2013

Flippin’ burgers in a flip-top tanker

Many men – and women – salivate over the thought of flipping juicy burgers on an outdoor grill. What about the idea of grilling up to 1....More
Nov 26, 2012

Going to school on the driver-shortage issue

Every few years the driver shortage rears its ugly head, everyone sits around and debates how bad it will be, what caused it, and how long it will....More
Oct 31, 2012

Clearing the brain while weathering Hurricane Sandy

When I was growing up as a kid in Rhode Island, there was a sports columnist who wrote for the Providence Journal, the state’s largest....More
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