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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
Jun 05, 2008

Tipping point trouble

“Ironically, while high gas prices are encouraging more people to ride transit, rising diesel prices are also causing mass transit systems nationwide....More
Jun 04, 2008

Trucking filmed large

“This was a much darker film than what I set out to make, but I wanted to show what trucking is really like. And I knew it was a success when truck....More
Jun 03, 2008

Better training, better drivers

“Driver productivity is going down. The ‘quality‘ of drivers is flat and will not be going up anytime soon.” -John Taratuta, president of truck....More
Jun 02, 2008

The fun file, part deux

So, with all the bad news out there -- high diesel prices, a slumping economy, war, famine, the never-ending Democratic primary slugfest, you get the....More
May 30, 2008

Facing reality

“Taking a pragmatic approach, we will go on to be a smarter player in the challenging U.S. express market.” -Frank Appel, CEO of Germany‘s Deutsche....More
May 29, 2008

Algae for fuel

“Boeing recognizes that algae biomass holds tremendous potential for use as jet fuel, and it fits into our plan to guide aviation toward commercially....More
May 28, 2008

The perils of trust

“Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing....More
May 27, 2008

Ready for roadcheck?

“It is clear there have been dramatic safety improvements over the last 20 years and, in large part, this success has been the direct result of an....More
May 23, 2008

From the fun file

Hot out of the film editing lab from the "just for fun" file ... For those who couldn't make it to the Mid America Trucking Show this year, I put....More
May 23, 2008

A day at Cowan

“I was so busy making a living that I didn‘t have time to make a fortune.” -Ted Griller, veteran truck driver, who has spent 24 of his 32 years on....More
May 22, 2008

Rodeo time

“What customers really need when it comes to their trucks are dependable, qualified technicians.” -Vaughn Allen, vice president-product and customer....More
May 21, 2008

Stop driving crazy

“But are these really accidents? I argue that they are not. These events do not just happen as an accident. They are predictable and preventable....More
May 20, 2008

A silver lining?

“U.S. consumption of liquid fuels and other petroleum are expected to decline in 2008 by about 190,000 barrels per day as a result of the economic....More
May 19, 2008

Business infrastructure

"Affliction comes to us all, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but to make us wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness....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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