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Nov 28, 2007

Importance of accounting

I‘m going to do something a little different today - I‘m turning my blog over to someone else, that person being Jerry Osteryoung, the Jim Moran....More
Nov 27, 2007

Pain at the pump

It's no secret that diesel prices are reaching new highs. The real unknown here, though, is how the trucking industry as a whole can deal with this....More
Nov 21, 2007

The future of engines

It's a study in contrasts, the truck engine production process today. On the one hand you have the foundry: the dark, smokey place where metal is....More
Nov 20, 2007

Adapting to change

"Keep on rolling; Keep on rolling; Roll with the changes." -- REO Speedwagon On my recent vacation in Ireland, we stopped in to play golf at the New....More
Nov 19, 2007

Courtesy on the road

It's a ubiquitous sight that greeted me this morning -- a squat concrete mixer truck, obviously fully loaded and heading for a job, inching ever so....More
Nov 16, 2007

Political muscle

A reporter named Patrick O'Leary from South Africa asked an interesting question at the recent "Shaping Future Transportation" meeting put on Daimler....More
Nov 15, 2007

The trucks of morning

It‘s a gray, cold dawn in Heidelberg, Germany - the air is heavy with impending rain and the few people up and about at this hour move quickly by on....More
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
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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