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Aug 09, 2007

Ode to my truck

It's been three years now since my pickup died -- more like killed, actually. The first vehicle I'd ever bought (with a big fat loan from my parents....More
Aug 08, 2007

Taking tires for granted

Spent some time a few weeks back at Goodyear's Commercial Tire Academy in Dallas, TX, immersing myself in lots of truck tire details. We all know how....More
Aug 07, 2007

The light view

"We will now discuss in a little more detail the struggle for existence." --Charles Darwin Had dinner a while back with Brian McVeigh, general....More
Aug 06, 2007

Leaving a legacy

"Let us endeavor to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." --Mark Twain. It's been a long, sad year in many ways for me....More
Aug 03, 2007

No free bridges

"We know how to build and repair roads to last longer, but it requires a greater investment up front. Given the fact that urban travel continues to....More
Aug 02, 2007

Clutch players

“Quiet about his work, very loud with his results.” - Mark Rypien, former quarterback, describing Art Monk, former Washington Redskins wide receiver....More
Jul 31, 2007

Hire a hero

"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." --....More
Jul 30, 2007

Wimping out

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." -- W.B. Yeats Though I am quoting from Yeats' poetical masterpiece....More
Jul 27, 2007

Time to talk about time

"Originality is a valuable element in human affairs. There is always need of persons not only to discover new truths, and point out when what were....More
Jul 24, 2007

The forgotten knights

"But all I can do, is all I can do, and I keep on trying. And all I can be, is all I can be, and I keep on trying. There‘s always a mountain in front....More
Jul 20, 2007

Constant editing

"The best stories are never written -- they are re-written." --Paul Page That bit of journalistic philosophy, shared by one of my former bosses....More
Jul 19, 2007

Veterans ahead

"But if you got pride and you're proud you do. Hey, we could use some more like me and you." --From “Stars....More
Jul 17, 2007

March with Mercer

I look forward to the month of March every year, not only because it's when I get to travel to Louisville, KY, to attend the gigantic Mid-America....More
Jul 16, 2007

Balance required

OK, let me see if I can get this straight. Truck driver Bruce Mendenhall, 56, is charged with killing a young woman at a truck stop and then....More
Jul 11, 2007

Trucks & Life

I spent a good part of my life growing up in the little town of Davis, West Virginia -- a small hamlet inside Canaan Valley, a now extemely popular....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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