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Jul 29, 2008

Seeing is believing

“Full-stability technology works, it‘s affordable, and it will help us continue our track record as an industry leader in accident reduction.” -Jeff....More
Jul 28, 2008

Rail on a roll

“Looking ahead, our franchise should continue to benefit from a broad and balanced customer base as well as from rail‘s inherent advantages over....More
Jul 25, 2008

Holding on ... but barely

“I love this business and this industry ... but we need help.” -Todd Staege, owner of trucking company TW Express Inc., Viroqua, WI. Got a note from....More
Jul 24, 2008

Electric déjà vu

“Electrically powered vehicles are going to provide tremendous benefit and excitement for the customer, while also hastening the move to a more....More
Jul 23, 2008

Slogging through

“Slow U.S. economic activity and fuel price increases hit us and our customers during the quarter. Even though economists do not predict a recovery....More
Jul 22, 2008

Medical qualifications

“We have a major public safety problem and we haven‘t corrected it.” -Gerald Donaldson, senior research director at Advocates for Highway and Auto....More
Jul 21, 2008

Looking ahead

“With respect to pricing and rates, the overall rate market has shifted from a rate decrease market to a rate stable market. If freight demand....More
Jul 18, 2008

Infrastructure & safety

“If America is to continue competing in the global economic marketplace, we need an efficient and sound infrastructure; we need the commitment of....More
Jul 17, 2008

Bigger trucks revisited

“Meeting the freight transportation needs of a growing economy in a safe and efficient manner is the challenge for all of us.” -Jeffrey Paniati,....More
Jul 16, 2008

Emergency surgery

“We are responding aggressively to the challenges of today‘s U.S. auto market. We will continue to take the steps necessary to align our business....More
Jul 15, 2008

Changing landscape of driving

“When you hear the thunder, it‘s too late to build the Ark.” -Peter Kissinger, president and CEO, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety A lot is changing....More
Jul 14, 2008

Battle for bigger trucks

“Bigger trucks are more dangerous trucks. Lifting truck weight and size limits would turn big rigs into time bombs.” -James P. Hoffa, general....More
Jul 11, 2008

Sustainability savings

“Sustainability is a big deal for us.” -William Zollars, chairman, president and CEO of YRC Worldwide Bill Zollars, a longtime veteran of this....More
Jul 10, 2008

Leadership by example

“Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people....More
Jul 09, 2008

Remember this ...

“Mundus vult decipi, ergo decepiatur.” -Latin proverb meaning “The world wants to be deceived; therefore, let it be deceived.” So the price of crude....More
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Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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