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Nov 14, 2007

Medium-duty hybrids

So Emanuel Groll and I are making our way around Daimler AG's test track at its headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, in the compnay's new Mercedes....More
Nov 08, 2007

Uh oh ...

“Took a shot to the chin. Looks like it‘s hard to win. In this do or die situation.” -from the song “Hang Tough” by Tesla. Here we go: the bad....More
Nov 06, 2007

The real free trade fear

"Forewarned is to be forearmed." --Benjamin Franklin We've spent a good part of the year in the trucking industry arguing about the impact of trade....More
Nov 05, 2007

Voting time

"Voting is one of the few things where boycotting in protest clearly makes the problem worse rather than better." --Jane Auer, novelist and....More
Nov 01, 2007

SCR, or no SCR ...

That seems to be the big question today as engine makers focus on the 2010 emission standards: do you incorporate selective catalytic reduction (SCR....More
Oct 31, 2007

Tightening the belts

"We continue to work through the sustained weakness in freight demand." --Robert Weaver, president, P.A.M. Transportation It's been a tough year in....More
Oct 30, 2007

Practice what you preach

The title above -- "practice what you preach" -- is a saying as old as the history books ... actually, older than them, since the Roman comic actor....More
Oct 26, 2007

Finding anti-idling rules

One of the fastest growing headaches for truckers -- among MANY headaches large and small -- is the rapid proliferation of anti-idling regulations by....More
Oct 25, 2007

The Iron Man

"Running is one of the best solutions to a clear mind." --Sasha Azevedo, athlete I met Jack Dwyer, oh, nearly 15 years ago now at one of the many....More
Oct 24, 2007

Good traditions

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” - Gen. Colin Powell, U.S. Army Hands down one of the best sports stories ever written came from the pen....More
Oct 23, 2007

Getting back up

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you....More
Oct 22, 2007

Scoring with reliability

"Success is not something to wait for; it's something to work for." --Anonymous It‘s been a fact of life for decades now: U.S. automakers getting....More
Oct 17, 2007

Driving lesson

"If you ever see a frog on top of a telephone pole, you know he did not get there by himself." --David 'Doc' Cooke, 'The Mayor' of the Pentagon. His....More
Oct 16, 2007

Tunnel of Terror

The horrific and tragic and I-5 tunnel pile up in California back on October 12 paints a stark black and white picture about the safety of this....More
Oct 04, 2007

The HOS fracas

"When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand, we apply too late the remedies which might have....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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