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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
Aug 18, 2009

Can 660 people represent "most Americans?"

Late last week, I received a press release from the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) telling me that “most Americans agree with....More
Aug 07, 2009

It's time to get rogue companies off the road

According to an Associated Press report by Hope Yen, a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that as many as 1,073 commercial....More
Aug 05, 2009

Texas passes cell phone, idling regs

The Texas State Legislature passed several new bills in its most recent session that will affect the trucking industry in the state. The two most....More
Aug 03, 2009

Plan to open Mexico-US border moves forward

An initial plan to restart a version of the cross-border trucking program has moved through the first step and is now heading to Capitol Hill for....More
Jul 28, 2009

Missouri pushes truck-only lanes

Missouri seems intent on moving forward with truck-only lanes on Interstate 70. As I’ve previously written, the idea of a truck-only lane is a....More
Jul 17, 2009

Brown Bailout update: UPS goes on the attack

The next chapter in the FedEx Express and UPS battle has gone to the U.S. Senate. The Senate is set to take up its version of the FAA Reauthorization....More
Jul 15, 2009

Building a rainy day fund with stimulus money

The other day, a headline came across my email: “N.D. keeps stimulus funds in reserve.” The story, in the Bismarck Tribune, says that due to the....More
Jul 09, 2009

Natural gas bill gets Pickens’ approval, and should get trucking’s

T. Boone Pickens is at it again. The entrepreneur, who is a proponent of wind power and alternative fuels, has thrown his support behind the New....More
Jul 07, 2009

Wisconsin tackles truck weight virtually

In an effort to catch overweight trucks skipping past weigh stations, Wisconsin will be adding “virtual scales” on I-43. “We wouldn’t be issuing....More
Jul 02, 2009

The game of cap and trade

The U.S. House has passed on to the Senate a cap-and-trade bill to “improve” the environment. Unfortunately, while the bill may ultimately reduce....More
Jun 30, 2009

Courts put trucking's reputation, lives at risk

Counterfeit parts are a big problem in the trucking industry and unfortunately, our judicial system works in strange ways. Not just for the company....More
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