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Jul 08, 2008

Options for the future

“Fuel costs have almost tripled since 2004 and will most likely continue to rise. It‘s no surprise fuel is the number one operating expense in the....More
Jul 07, 2008

Dealing with the bad

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers....More
Jul 03, 2008

Independence day

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” -President Franklin D. Roosevelt You know, despite all the trials and....More
Jul 02, 2008

Hybrids on a roll

“The climate issue and increasing fuel prices make energy use and energy efficiency some of the most important societal issues of our time.” -Leif....More
Jul 01, 2008

Mapping the shipper‘s mind

“In today‘s dynamic global business environment with enhanced technologies and vastly extended supply chains, companies are often confused by the....More
Jun 30, 2008

Roadcheck wrap up

“It is clear the safety message is being heard and that the increased enforcement presence is making a difference.” -Stephen F. Campbell, executive....More
Jun 20, 2008

Refocus on brakes

“A significant problem we are noticing in recent years is the practice of manually adjusting self-adjusting brake adjusters. If you have a brake that....More
Jun 19, 2008

Safety rocks!

“The driver is still the most important element in maintaining vehicle safety. However, systems can provide the additional split-second deceleration....More
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
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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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