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Oct 26, 2009

New Jersey snow-removal law needs rethinking

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed what may be the first law of its kind in the country, according to the Associated Press. The law, which....More
Oct 20, 2009

For trucks, fifth wheels are at the point of safety

I haven’t had a chance to thank the fine people at Fontaine Fifth Wheel for a visit I and other journalists made to their new facility in Trussville....More
Oct 12, 2009

Massachusetts proposes new idling regs

Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed two new regulations that affect the trucking industry, although neither comes as much surprise. The first, a....More
Oct 06, 2009

Dodge Ram goes it alone

Fiat is wasting little time in putting its stamp on the “new” Chrysler. The news yesterday was the split of the Dodge brand into two separate....More
Oct 05, 2009

Four in the industry rank high in Newsweek's Top 500 Green Companies

Kudos to four companies within the trucking industry who have been included in Newsweek’s Top 500 Green U.S. Companies. UPS, FedEx, C.H. Robinson and....More
Oct 02, 2009

Get out your videos and celebrate truckers

More than 3.5 million people drive trucks professionally in this country. They are the ones responsible for the food you buy in a grocery store, the....More
Sep 30, 2009

Taking a chance on trucking

In this tight economy, it’s always a pleasure to see positive stories about trucking. I saw just that last week when I received a press release about....More
Sep 29, 2009

Hydraulic braking and trucking's retrofit option

As trucking fleets continue looking for ways to cut costs while becoming greener, Recaptured Energy Technologies (RET) says it has a solution. A....More
Sep 25, 2009

Finding worldwide support for biodiesel

Biodiesel is growing in popularity around the world as an alternative fuel source. Those facts are indisputable. How much the fuel can grow, though,....More
Sep 22, 2009

Memo to President Obama: Save small business and kill the Chicken Tax

I read a fascinating article this morning in the Wall Street Journal regarding Ford’s Transit Connect and how the company is circumventing the....More
Sep 15, 2009

Dodge Ram: Loss of Cummins power would hurt truck's future

According to Matt Stone, who writes a blog for Motor Trend, rumor has it that the new Fiat/Chrysler partnership may be the end of the Cummins-powered....More
Sep 10, 2009

Lift truck safety should not be ignored

It’s a subject that is often taken for granted. Except for those injured by lift trucks. Lift trucks are vital to the operations of warehouses and,....More
Sep 04, 2009

Mexican trucks: Examine the numbers

The Teamsters, trucking trade magazines, bloggers (including myself) and now the Huffington Post. All are weighing in on the issue of Mexican trucks....More
Sep 01, 2009

Ford F-Series trucks gain ground

So much for small cars. We’ve been told for months now that the biggest problem with the U.S. automakers has been the lack of fuel efficient, smaller....More
Aug 21, 2009

Stolen diesel fuel: How could they have known?

In a small town not far from where I live in Connecticut, three Brooklyn town highway employees have now been caught up in a stolen diesel fuel scam....More
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