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Aug 18, 2014

High school grads: the "new" recruits for trucking?

Some not-so-pleasant twists in the U.S. job market are being highlighted by CareerBuilder and its research subsidiary Economic Modeling Specialists....More
Aug 15, 2014

Do Americans really favor tolls over fuel taxes?

I’m not sure what to make of the latest Reason-Rupe poll of 1,000 U.S. adults concerning transportation issues, for it seems to me full of....More
Aug 11, 2014

Focusing on how to drive future savings

So last week I toured the Jamestown Engine Plant (JEP) that builds Cummins heavy-duty engines in upstate New York as part of the facility’s....More
Aug 07, 2014

The truck stop side of life

Even though it’s only 10 a.m., it’s already hot out on the asphalt parking lot surrounding the Love’s Travel Centers Salisbury....More
Aug 04, 2014

“Tough Love” with a drop of good old “Poison”

So Nissan is in the midst rolling out a new marketing campaign to tout the hardiness of its commercial vans – with a little help from Bret....More
Jul 31, 2014

In praise of mentoring

With all the frequent and necessary talk about technology, equipment costs, fuel economy, among many other vital topics in this industry, we often....More
Jul 30, 2014

Used Trucks = Big Business

So last week I dialed into a conference call arranged by Navistar to discuss its new “Diamond Renewed” reconditioned used truck program (....More
Jul 28, 2014

Could positive consumer data benefit trucking?

It’s no secret that consumer spending helps drive freight volumes in trucking. Indeed, how do all the things people buy – food,....More
Jul 25, 2014

Where technology, safety, and savings intersect

Much of the talk in trucking where technology is concerned nowadays typically centers around cost and return on investment. Yet safety is never far....More
Jul 24, 2014

Is it all about intuitiveness?

“Intuitive” believe it or not derives from Medieval Latin and is an adjective that means “using on what one feels to be true even....More
What's Trucks at Work?

Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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