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Dec 10, 2009

Turning a corner on weight

“It’s fair to say we’re making a good deal of progress on this issue. Clearly, the dynamics of the heavier truck weight debate are shifting, and....More
Dec 09, 2009

Re-examining climate change

“The science of climate change is not settled; it is evolving rapidly with critically important discoveries, many of which contradict IPCC findings,....More
Dec 08, 2009

Deconstructing the climate debate

“For the world's economy, of course, trillions of dollars are now at stake in pursuit of emissions reductions based on the flawed science that these....More
Dec 04, 2009

From trash to truck fuel

“The ability to use recovered landfill gas to fuel our hauling fleet offers significant environmental benefits to the communities we serve in....More
Dec 03, 2009

Living with reduced transport funding

“The success of the stimulus in saving countless construction jobs will have been in vain if its sequel is underinvestment in our roads, bridges and....More
Dec 02, 2009

Awaiting the Volt

“I don’t think people realize how interlocking the process is and how many tradeoffs are necessary. Designing a great car is about fulfilling cost,....More
Dec 01, 2009

Untangling data

“But CEOs do not just want more data. They want better data. Specifically, this means more forward-looking information, which includes both financial....More
Nov 30, 2009

Retooling transportation policy

“The existing federal transportation funding structure often acts as an impediment to our future. We need to turn it around and make it into an....More
Nov 25, 2009

Rise of “non-user” highway funds

“Our nation’s highway system benefits all Americans, even those who are not drivers. However, in recent years, user revenues are paying for a smaller....More
Nov 20, 2009

Weighty matters in Maine

“This research quantifies how the mutual goals of resource conservation and emission reductions could be advanced by allowing Maine to apply state....More
Nov 19, 2009

What counts as “distraction,” anyways?

“Many states and localities have laws specifically prohibiting activities such as using a cell phone or sending a text message while driving. In....More
Nov 18, 2009

The basics never go out of style

“When investing, pessimism is your friend, euphoria the enemy.” –Warren E. Buffett, chairman, Berkshire Hathaway It’s been a rough year – one of the....More
Nov 17, 2009

Reforming trade

“I want everyone … to know that the United States is one of the most open economies in the world, and that’s not going to change. Our borders will....More
Nov 16, 2009

Trucking’s “integration” role

“Trucking is not necessarily a competing type of transportation in many cases but a part of a transportation network that helps to make commerce work....More
Nov 13, 2009

Tales of the trucking cat

“Ptolemy was an amazing cat. Terri and I estimate he had an understanding vocabulary of over 300 words. And we would both swear he knew our names and....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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