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Apr 07, 2009

Media has it all wrong

Undoubtedly by now, you have seen or heard of the FBI’s linking of hundreds of killings throughout the country to truckers. Or, so the media is....More
Apr 03, 2009

CTA's Bradley gets it right

While we tackle one border problem to our south, we can’t forget about another potential problem down the road. That’s right, Canada. The Canadian....More
Apr 01, 2009

"Granny" gives back

Dianne Smith of Massillon, OH, was the random winner of a new Kenworth W900 during the Great American Insurance Group’s 2009 Big Rig Giveaway. One of....More
Mar 30, 2009

Finally, some strings

So, Rick Wagoner is out as Chairman and CEO of General Motors at the request of the Obama administration, who replaced him with the company’s COO,....More
Mar 27, 2009

It's simple, follow the law

All the wrangling over the cross-border trucking program that was officially ended recently seems like nothing more than politics to me. And that’s a....More
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
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