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Jan 20, 2010

Have plane, will help

“My wife told me, ‘Life’s been good to us. We need to do more.’” –Dave Thompson, president and CEO of truck dealership chain TEC Equipment In a way,....More
Jan 19, 2010

Waiting: the hardest part

“Our job is to respond quickly and get supplies to those who need it most … but it’s not an easy task in Haiti.” –John Vera, health....More
Jan 13, 2010

The cost of distraction

“We know that cell phone use is a very risky distraction and texting is even higher risk. We now know that cell phone use causes many more crashes....More
Jan 12, 2010

Containing fuel costs

“Fleet managers today are at the intersection of expense management and day-to-day operations. Charged with controlling costs and enforcing usage and....More
Jan 11, 2010

It’s the negatives that count

“The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.” –Charles Dudley Warren No one enjoys negative feedback – I think we....More
Jan 08, 2010

Rain, shine, or snow, the trucks roll

“This is an industry that works tremendously hard come rain, shine or snow. We have just been through a year that for many members has been....More
Jan 07, 2010

Divining automotive industry direction

“Global automotive executives remain cautious, continuing to keep a close eye on cash flow and cost control, which is not a surprise given the tumult....More
Jan 06, 2010

Fixing YRC … and LTL too

“Unconventional wisdom suggests that the road to improving LTL carrier profits begins by embracing the current economy and not competing against it....More
Jan 05, 2010

Is it truly ‘the best’?

“In the past, the coffee served on the interstate was often just an afterthought; you needed to have it, it needed to be hot, but the quality largely....More
Jan 04, 2010

The rough road ahead

“High unemployment will continue to restrain consumer activity throughout the G7 resulting in further uneven economic data overall. Throw in....More
Dec 23, 2009

It’s a truck, it’s a crane, it’s … SUPER WRECKER!

“I love this job. It’s hard work and very demanding on your time. But you also take a lot of pride in being one of only a handful of people that can....More
Dec 22, 2009

Bit by little bit

“The fact that the 2010 Taurus and 2009 F-150 are up to 12% and 17% respectively better on fuel economy than their 2004 predecessors isn't due to one....More
Dec 21, 2009

The state of highways

“This year's report shows the difficulties that many states are having when it comes to making across-the-board progress in road conditions. In many....More
Dec 18, 2009

Hands-on training makes perfect

“Trucks must be maintained on a regular basis. It’s not seasonal. It’s not optional. It’s a service that’s needed and cannot be provided from....More
Dec 17, 2009

Punting on transportation … again

“Delay is unacceptable. Delay casts uncertainty on the program. If we delay the new authorization, states will hold back on new projects and that....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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