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Feb 11, 2008

Dealing with recession

“When someone says that the free market isn't working, what he means is that he doesn't like the way the free market is working.” --Nicolas Martin OK....More
Feb 06, 2008

Captains of the highway

I‘m sure you‘ve seen or at least heard about the “Share the Road” campaign organized by the American Trucking Association (ATA) and funded by....More
Feb 05, 2008

Hybrid expansion

Got a chance to spend some time with Eric Smith this week: Eaton Corp.‘s chief engineer for special projects and hybrid-electric systems. Right now,....More
Feb 04, 2008

Activating safety

“Courage is being scared to death ... but saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne. You can hear the tires scream as we corner around the orange cones at a....More
Feb 01, 2008

Will it work?

So New York City is gearing up to be one of the first U.S. cities (I think - if anyone knows different, please correct me!) to try out “congestion....More
Jan 31, 2008

Tallow in the crankcase

Animal fat - the nasty gloop that clogs up our arteries, yet makes fried chicken just so scrumptious! - has long been consider a source material to....More
Jan 30, 2008

Energy planning

“This is not a must-win situation: This is a football game. Now, World War II, THAT was a must-win situation.” -Marv Levy, former head coach of the....More
Jan 29, 2008


No business can survive without profits, of course, but boy is it hard to be profitable in trucking these days. I mean, take a look a Van Buren, AR-....More
Jan 28, 2008

Hours in place

So it seems the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration‘s risky of move of not changing its new hours of service (HOS) formula may be paying off....More
Jan 25, 2008

Ferry time

You trundle down Route 5 long enough in James County, VA, and you‘ll hit the James River - a broad expanse of water where some of the very first....More
Jan 24, 2008

The hits keep coming

“We continue to believe that FedEx Ground‘s owner-operators are properly classified, and the business remains fundamentally strong.” --Frederick....More
Jan 23, 2008

Truckload tsunami

“Insanity is doing what you‘ve always done, the way you‘ve always done it, and expecting things to get better.” -Bill Abberger. There‘s been a slowly....More
Jan 22, 2008

Fairfax's finest

OK. So the Dow Jones index has plunged nearly 500 points as I sit down to write this. The U.S. economy is clearly in a recession now as stock values....More
Jan 21, 2008

Bit by bit

“Thinking green can no longer be a choice in the business world when looking toward the future. Smart businesses are looking over the horizon, and....More
Jan 18, 2008

Snow daze

“They‘re actually trying to pass snow plows, which is not a good idea.” Deborah Cox, spokesperson for the Virginia State Police. I love winter,....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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