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Aug 25, 2010

Truck weight – the argument continues 20 years later

I was flipping through an old issue of Fleet Owner – August 1990 to be exact – and what did I expect to find? Certainly not the story on truck weight....More
Aug 11, 2010

“Even with GPS, I’m lost in England”

A new survey by Manheim Auctions shows that only one out of every eight Britons trust their GPS navigation systems. The survey found that more than....More
Aug 05, 2010

Teamsters set up memorial fund for victims of Hartford Distributors shooting

The Teamsters as an organization have received a lot of criticism over the years, but they are all human beings who support each other in times of....More
Jul 30, 2010

FAA bill passed, but Brown Bailout lingers on

The U.S. House passed an FAA Reauthorization extension bill yesterday that funds several safety programs for the airline industry, but still does not....More
Jul 29, 2010

Senator Reid throws cap and trade aside

The hopes that a cap-and-trade bill would pass through Congress have taken a big hit in the past week as Sen. Harry Reid pulled the provision out of....More
Jul 28, 2010

Internship opens doors to transportation careers for women

Earlier this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the expansion of an internship program designed to encourage women to pursue....More
Jul 26, 2010

LaHood suggests more tolling as way to help bridge funding gap

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, in speaking with attendees at an American Road and Transportation Builders Association conference late....More
Jul 21, 2010

Drivers need not apply

A group of Italian scientists launched a test of two driverless vehicles yesterday that actually fits nicely with a recent report from the Volvo....More
Jul 19, 2010

Trucking Museum prays for a miracle

The Golden Age of Trucking Museum, a hidden gem chronicling the history of trucking in the U.S., will be shutting its doors on July 20. The reason,....More
Jul 15, 2010

Our favorite dummies crash Smithsonian

You probably don’t know their names, but you know their uniforms. Vince and Larry, two vital cogs in the world of safety testing have been....More
Jul 13, 2010

Politician calls for more truck lobbying

Many Americans believe lobbyists play too great a role in politics. We’ve all heard the stories – and felt the impact - of pork placed at the end of....More
Jul 06, 2010

Fleet Owner’s Vehicle Graphics awards go global

Each June, Fleet Owner announces its Vehicle Graphics winners. Graphics are playing an increasingly important part for fleets, both from a brand....More
Jun 30, 2010

Florida to allow heavier trucks starting Thursday

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist recently signed into law a transportation bill that will allow heavier trucks on designated state roads. The bill....More
Jun 10, 2010

UPS, FedEx "Brown Bailout" battle rages on

The FedEx Express and UPS battle over classification of FedEx Express workers continues to drag on and now the Teamsters, who have always been....More
Jun 08, 2010

Georgia’s transportation sales tax holds voters hostage

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has signed into law an innovative taxing measure to improve the transportation infrastructure in the state. The law,....More
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