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Apr 01, 2009

Daunting hurdles

"We're still seeing economic headwinds and reduced consumer demand for new vehicles, making it a tough marketplace.” –Gary Dilts, senior vice....More
Mar 31, 2009

Taking the leap

“I'm uncomfortable when I'm comfortable. I have to start something new -- in the agency or in my personal life – every two years or so. Taking risks....More
Mar 30, 2009

It’s all about product

“I will be forever grateful for the courage and commitment you have shown as we have confronted the unprecedented challenges of the past few years....More
Mar 27, 2009

Larger than life

“We are the backbone of this nation. Without us, nothing would move. Nothing would move.” –Truck driver Steven “Stingray” Donaldson, from the movie “....More
Mar 26, 2009

Big rig, big heart

“Trucking is not a job; you must be able to live it. You must have the jazz to live and work out here on the road.” –Jerry Kissinger, owner,....More
Mar 25, 2009

Due diligence

“Here's the point: when there are no stable, verifiable credit benchmarks, all bets are off.” –Edward Testa, vice president of sales, Greystone....More
Mar 24, 2009

Teaching them right

“I saw a lack of skills increasing among all the drivers I met – drivers that could not back into a loading dock, who couldn’t shift well. And I....More
Mar 23, 2009

The show of shows

In terms of sheer size, nothing tops the Mid America Trucking Show when it comes to such events. It’s almost too much for one person to try and....More
Mar 20, 2009

Aerodynamics and trailers

“Trailer aerodynamic devices have gone from being fringe products to accepted, mainstream components all due to the dramatic fluctuations in fuel....More
Mar 19, 2009

Polished with pride

One of the big treats that comes with attending the Mid America Trucking Show is the opportunity to view a lot of dazzling show trucks gathered from....More
Mar 18, 2009

Staying positive

“Good news is all around us. Just look around – it’s not hard to find.” –Jim Walton, president....More
Mar 17, 2009

Questioning climate change

“If we don't understand what is natural, I don't think we can say much about what the humans are doing. So our interest is to understand – first the....More
Mar 16, 2009

Old school

“Turning wrenches is just what I love to do.” –Steven Custode, second generation diesel mechanic, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii There was a time when the....More
Mar 13, 2009

Battling HOS … again!

“The Teamsters are opposing this for the same reason the snake opposes the mongoose: They always have, so they always will.” –John Schulz,....More
Mar 12, 2009

IT and labor

“In today’s economic environment it is more important than ever to align your labor costs with your company's revenue goals.” –Eddie Capel, executive....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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