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Jan 03, 2013

Flippin’ burgers in a flip-top tanker34

Many men – and women – salivate over the thought of flipping juicy burgers on an outdoor grill. What about the idea of grilling up to 1....More
Nov 26, 2012

Going to school on the driver-shortage issue6

Every few years the driver shortage rears its ugly head, everyone sits around and debates how bad it will be, what caused it, and how long it will....More
Oct 31, 2012

Clearing the brain while weathering Hurricane Sandy

When I was growing up as a kid in Rhode Island, there was a sports columnist who wrote for the Providence Journal, the state’s largest....More
Oct 18, 2012

In the Christmas spirit9

Mack Trucks will be responsible for hauling one of our nation’s most treasured pieces of cargo – the Capitol Christmas tree.  (OK....More
Sep 28, 2012

The logic behind Navistar’s refuse market entry1

Back in May of this year, Navistar announced it had reached agreement to purchase EZ-Pack. EZ-Pack, for those that don’t know, is a refuse....More
Aug 29, 2012

Navistar must solve the trust equation1

There is no question this has been a time of uncertainty for Navistar....More
Aug 08, 2012

It's time to show off your telematics brilliance

For those that are into telematics, and I mean really into telematics, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Assn. (AAIA) is hosting a contest just....More
Aug 02, 2012

Asleep at the wheel? Not if you know the signs

Learn the signs that you may be fatigued before you drive and how to better manage your sleep patterns so you arrive at your destination alive....More
Jul 31, 2012

Leveraging #social media - one #hashtag at a time23

Social interaction with customers is growing, and more and more businesses are realizing the importance of social media, according to a new study....More
Jul 05, 2012

Push to Talk alive and well5

As Sprint begins to phase out the old Nextel network used for that company’s Push to Talk (PTT) solution – made popular with the....More
Jun 06, 2012

Finding financial help when it’s needed most7

While many smaller carriers did not survive the Great Recession, more did. And those carriers are now in position to take advantage of the ever-....More
May 20, 2012

Propel rethinks the American fueling station3

Propel Fuels is trying to bring attention to alternative fuels, and in doing so, has opened a “Clean Mobility Center” in Fullerton, CA....More
May 10, 2012

Carriers at risk when distracted driving is allowed

Go ahead. It’s okay to admit it. We’ve all done it. The phone rings and for a moment, just a brief moment in time, we turn our....More
May 02, 2012

Mean Green, the fastest hybrid in the world, sets new world records

For anyone who has ever wondered how fast a truck can go, we have our answer – 147.002 mph. That’s how fast Mean Green, Volvo Trucks....More
Apr 24, 2012

Save a life by becoming a Trucking Mentor8

A common complaint from truck drivers is that other drivers on the highways do not know how to drive around big rigs. They cut in front, hang out....More
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