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May 23, 2008

From the fun file

Hot out of the film editing lab from the "just for fun" file ... For those who couldn't make it to the Mid America Trucking Show this year, I put....More
May 23, 2008

A day at Cowan

“I was so busy making a living that I didn‘t have time to make a fortune.” -Ted Griller, veteran truck driver, who has spent 24 of his 32 years on....More
May 22, 2008

Rodeo time

“What customers really need when it comes to their trucks are dependable, qualified technicians.” -Vaughn Allen, vice president-product and customer....More
May 21, 2008

Stop driving crazy

“But are these really accidents? I argue that they are not. These events do not just happen as an accident. They are predictable and preventable....More
May 20, 2008

A silver lining?

“U.S. consumption of liquid fuels and other petroleum are expected to decline in 2008 by about 190,000 barrels per day as a result of the economic....More
May 19, 2008

Business infrastructure

"Affliction comes to us all, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but to make us wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness....More
May 16, 2008

Road trip memories

The snow started when Big Jake and I crossed into Ohio, slowing traffic to a crawl and making the both of us more than a little nervous, since our....More
May 15, 2008

Better days?

“Despite a continuing weak freight environment, Landstar continued to increase its revenue ... continues to generate outstanding returns.” -Henry....More
May 14, 2008

Throttling back

“Given the extremely high gas prices and life-saving benefits of slowing down, we urge the public to ease off the accelerator.” -Christopher J....More
May 13, 2008

Setting boundaries

“One‘s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” -Michael J. Fox Here‘s a....More
May 12, 2008

Merciless mother nature

“It looks like a war zone. Some homes have fallen in, some homes have lost roofs and some are now just slabs.” -Michelann Ooten, spokeswoman for the....More
May 08, 2008

“Cat” power

“The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.” -Ernest Menaul For years, I‘d always thought dogs were a trucker‘s best friend - a view borne out by....More
May 07, 2008

Learning from Britain

“Too many new drivers are involved in road accidents and are not properly prepared for driving alone. It is time for a new approach to learning to....More
May 06, 2008

Time consciousness

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake . . . by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I....More
May 05, 2008

The power of labor

“Shutting down the ports in defiance of the contract and the arbitrator‘s order in no way benefits an already-fragile U.S. economy.” --Steve Getzug,....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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