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Jul 02, 2007

Virginia steps up

Virginia, my home state, is taking a big step this July in terms of levying bigger fines to make the roads safer. Some may call these new fines....More
Jun 19, 2007

Straight up

"Those who know how to win are far more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories." -- Polybius. Might seem a little....More
Jun 15, 2007

Working class heroes

"If the tough guys think you're insane, then that's true toughness." -- Orson Scott Card, The Abyss. I remember when I first heard the words "Reality....More
Jun 14, 2007

Stopping the carnage

"Hope is not a method." -- General Gordon Sullivan (Ret.), U.S. Army I think Sullivan's quote is quite applicable to the siutation we face on our....More
Jun 11, 2007

Drafting: Are you kidding me?

So ... in the space of a week, I get a press release from the American Trucking Association warning car drivers not to 'draft' behind tractor-....More
Jun 08, 2007

'The Man'

Maintaining trucks today is a complicated business at best, a confusing nightmare at worst. Part of the probelm is while commerical trucks todat are....More
Jun 07, 2007

Goodbye, Terry

It's been a hard week here at FleetOwner. We lost our web editor and (more importantly) our friend, Terry Nguyen, to a swimming accident -- drowning....More
Jun 06, 2007

Backing the Guard

Hats off to David Miller, president of Con-way Freight-Central: he got up before the U.S. Commission on the National Guard and Reserves in Alexandria....More
Jun 05, 2007

Working Together

I had the good fortune to interview Chuck Racine a while back -- he's a veteran owner-operator with close to 35 years worth of trucking under his....More
May 31, 2007

MBH & Family Pride

Got to meet the Hitchcocks a few months back; a family trucking business out of Webberville, MI. The dad, Matthew Brian Hitchcock is the owner of MBH....More
May 29, 2007

Policing Our Own

You may remember the story back on April 29 -- one retold in this space -- about tanker truck driver James Mosqueda's accident on I-580 south of San....More
May 22, 2007

Finders, Keepers

If you ever feel your 'idea well' has run dry when it comes to dealing with the chronic shortage of truck drivers in this industry, I suggest giving....More
May 21, 2007

Self-Sealing Tires

Talked with Larry Tucker recently, the commercial tire marketing manager for Goodyear Tire....More
May 18, 2007

Optimus Prime Trucker

OK, let's get this out of the way first: I am a hardcore sci-fi junkie. I've got an office filled with Star Trek and Star Wars tchotchkes (that's....More
May 17, 2007

Economists Making Sense

I don't know about you, but when I start looking at all the economic data and analysis produced in this country on a daily basis, my eyes start....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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