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Mar 11, 2010

Border dispute continues to hurt U.S. trucking interests

The one-year mark has come and gone, and we still don’t have a resolution to the cross-border trucking dispute between the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S....More
Mar 05, 2010

Goodyear finalists are all Highway Heroes

The four finalists for Goodyear North America’s Highway Hero Award have been announced. While any one of the four could win the 27th annual award,....More
Mar 02, 2010

The dirty side of electricity

Thinking of going electric with your vehicle to save the environment? Think again. A story on the site EurActive.com cites a report from last year....More
Feb 26, 2010

No Rush to judgment, but this trucking family is first class

On Wednesday of this week, I had the occasion to travel to Rush Truck Center of Houston, part of the Rush Enterprises group, for a press conference....More
Feb 22, 2010

Navistar donates to ATA's driver recruitment efforts

The American Trucking Assns.’ (ATA) driver recruitment initiatives recently benefited from a $10,000 donation from Navistar International Corp. ATA’s....More
Feb 05, 2010

Gordon Trucking delivers for missing children

More than 2,000 children each day are reported missing in this country. More than one million children are reported missing in any one-year time....More
Feb 03, 2010

Cory Home Delivery stays true to its roots

Symbolic of the times, a young Joseph Cory stepped into his first truck and ventured out into the streets of Brooklyn, NY, determined to deliver that....More
Feb 02, 2010

Another satisfied customer for Chrome Shop Mafia’s “Don”

A lot of truck drivers would love to customize their vehicles. Many add their own personal touches. Few get the chance to go beyond that. But Wayne....More
Jan 29, 2010

Biodiesel tax credit needs immediate attention

With the coming of the New Year came the passing of the biodiesel tax credit. What’s the big deal, you say? Well, companies, not to mention farmers....More
Jan 27, 2010

Training grants available for military spouses

With so many families in the U.S. affected by the deployment of military personnel around the globe, we sometimes forget the sacrifices these....More
Jan 21, 2010

Trucking finds its American Idol

Millions of Americans watch American Idol each week. I admit, I watch it when I can. Ironically, the train wrecks that are so often the auditions don....More
Jan 14, 2010

Pay attention, Jay Leno uses our product

Journalists receive hundreds, if not thousands of press releases each year. Some are very well written; some not so much. Some are quite relevant to....More
Jan 11, 2010

Internet dashboards take driving distraction to ridiculous levels

With all the focus lately on distracted driving and the ways the dangers can be mitigated, someone forgot to tell Google and Intel. Lawmakers are....More
Dec 30, 2009

Teamsters pressure banks to accept YRC Worldwide’s equity swap

Somewhat lost in this holiday season, buried under the avalanche that has become the Arrow Trucking disaster, is another story with far-reaching....More
Dec 28, 2009

Arrow truck drivers needed help, and they got it

When Tulsa, OK-based Arrow Trucking suddenly shut down last week, hundreds of truck drivers were left to wonder whether they would see their families....More
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