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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
Jun 25, 2009

Drive your own ice road rig

As some of you may know, I was really interested in watching the new season of Ice Road Truckers. A few episodes in, I have not been disappointed....More
Jun 17, 2009

Is FedEx playing fair?

It’s now been more than a week since Federal Express launched an advertising campaign against UPS, calling language in the FAA reauthorization bill a....More
Jun 09, 2009

FedEx calls foul on Big Brown

So, FedEx Express is spending millions of dollars to prevent what it calls the “Big Brown Bailout” by Congress. FedEx is claiming that legislation....More
Jun 04, 2009

Trucking museum needs help

Without some help soon, trucking buffs may lose a piece of history. The local CBS affiliate, WFSB, in Hartford, CT, has a story about the Golden Age....More
May 29, 2009

Tata – the World Truck has arrived

Tata Motors, the Indian company that wants to run with the automotive big dogs in the global economy, announced yesterday its latest adventure – the....More
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