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Jun 18, 2008

Not just money

“Painting in watercolor is like walking a tight rope; one must achieve a perfect balance between what the paint wants to do and what the artist wants....More
Jun 17, 2008

Go for the glam

OK, so we all know I like show trucks, big sleepers, custom paint projects, you name it. So I've collected a few that I've encountered on the road....More
Jun 16, 2008

A structural change

“Since the first of this year, U.S. market and economic conditions have become significantly more difficult. Of greatest concern is the unprecedented....More
Jun 13, 2008

The good ... and the ugly

“Trade‘s been a buffer; it‘s kept GDP in positive territory. It‘s clearly a cushion.” -Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at Maria Fiorini Ramirez....More
Jun 12, 2008

A very big deal

“The combination of Navistar‘s truck design, development and manufacturing expertise and Caterpillar‘s worldwide distribution creates a significant....More
Jun 10, 2008

Shifting the gears of business

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is....More
Jun 09, 2008

Celebrating the chrome

“Somewhere out there is a guy who‘s sure his truck looks better than yours. Here‘s a chance to kick him right in the spread axle.” -Motto of Mercer....More
Jun 05, 2008

Tipping point trouble

“Ironically, while high gas prices are encouraging more people to ride transit, rising diesel prices are also causing mass transit systems nationwide....More
Jun 04, 2008

Trucking filmed large

“This was a much darker film than what I set out to make, but I wanted to show what trucking is really like. And I knew it was a success when truck....More
Jun 03, 2008

Better training, better drivers

“Driver productivity is going down. The ‘quality‘ of drivers is flat and will not be going up anytime soon.” -John Taratuta, president of truck....More
Jun 02, 2008

The fun file, part deux

So, with all the bad news out there -- high diesel prices, a slumping economy, war, famine, the never-ending Democratic primary slugfest, you get the....More
May 30, 2008

Facing reality

“Taking a pragmatic approach, we will go on to be a smarter player in the challenging U.S. express market.” -Frank Appel, CEO of Germany‘s Deutsche....More
May 29, 2008

Algae for fuel

“Boeing recognizes that algae biomass holds tremendous potential for use as jet fuel, and it fits into our plan to guide aviation toward commercially....More
May 28, 2008

The perils of trust

“Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing....More
May 27, 2008

Ready for roadcheck?

“It is clear there have been dramatic safety improvements over the last 20 years and, in large part, this success has been the direct result of an....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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