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Mar 25, 2009

Safety is good, training is better

Mack Trucks announced last week plans to provide Bendix’s upgraded adaptive cruise control to its Roll Stability Advantage safety system at the Mid-....More
Mar 19, 2009

Hitting the open road

Owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles now have a new toy to play with – an International LoneStar. That’s right, Navistar announced the debut of a....More
Mar 17, 2009

Border politics

The other shoe has dropped in the elimination of the cross-border program with Mexico. Many people, including Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, warned....More
Mar 16, 2009

Trucking revolution

A global shift is taking place in the trucking industry. At least that’s what it seems, if a report by Transport Capital Partners is true. According....More
Mar 13, 2009

Putting truckers' safety at risk

A small, but growing trend is developing, and it’s not a good one. Virginia has joined New Hampshire in identifying cuts to its rest stops as a way....More
Mar 11, 2009

Highway games

It’s no secret that states, just like the federal government, are having trouble funding infrastructure projects. They have for years, relying....More
Mar 10, 2009

Government takes short-sighted approach

For fleets interested in pursuing hybrid technologies, now is the time. While money may be tight, fleets with a firm grasp of their financial future....More
Mar 09, 2009

Truck dealer chooses expansion

For all the doom and gloom that seems to exist these days in the trucking industry, one interesting, positive story arrived in my inbox this morning....More
Mar 06, 2009

Timing hampers the future of GM’s medium-duty line

With the announcement on Thursday that General Motors is dangerously close to bankruptcy, according to its auditing firm, Deloitte....More
Mar 04, 2009

Are we seeing the end of trucking trade shows?

As with any industry, things change. That is true in the trucking industry as well. In fact, the trucking industry probably faces more challenges....More
Mar 04, 2009

Good day and happy trucking!

Hello everyone. I thought I'd use my first post as a way to introduce myself. My name is Brian Straight and I am currently the managing editor for....More
Mar 03, 2009

Testing 1

The average vehicle age for trucks servicing the Port of New York/New Jersey is more than a decade old and the port is unable to maintain a strong....More
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