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May 31, 2007

MBH & Family Pride

Got to meet the Hitchcocks a few months back; a family trucking business out of Webberville, MI. The dad, Matthew Brian Hitchcock is the owner of MBH....More
May 29, 2007

Policing Our Own

You may remember the story back on April 29 -- one retold in this space -- about tanker truck driver James Mosqueda's accident on I-580 south of San....More
May 22, 2007

Finders, Keepers

If you ever feel your 'idea well' has run dry when it comes to dealing with the chronic shortage of truck drivers in this industry, I suggest giving....More
May 21, 2007

Self-Sealing Tires

Talked with Larry Tucker recently, the commercial tire marketing manager for Goodyear Tire....More
May 18, 2007

Optimus Prime Trucker

OK, let's get this out of the way first: I am a hardcore sci-fi junkie. I've got an office filled with Star Trek and Star Wars tchotchkes (that's....More
May 17, 2007

Economists Making Sense

I don't know about you, but when I start looking at all the economic data and analysis produced in this country on a daily basis, my eyes start....More
May 14, 2007

Diesel from debris

Ever heard of a company called Green Power Inc.? How about a waste-to-fuel process called catalytic pressure-less depolymerization, or CDP for short....More
May 10, 2007

Control the Exposure

John Mackey got in touch with me the other day about one my columns, the one detailing the tragic backing up accident wherein a 3-year old girl got....More
May 03, 2007

Reaching out to fans

A longtime driver for refrigerated carrier Prime Inc. that goes by the handle Mustang said something interesting the other day on the radio. He said....More
Apr 30, 2007

Highways don't fit trucks

You've seen the video and the incendiary copy by now -- tanker truck rollover crashes and subsequent explosions in San Francisco and Houston almost....More
Apr 23, 2007

Mexican Vs. Canadian Trucks

An informal effort among truck drivers began on April 23 to "picket" if you will the nation's capitol -- a rolling protest against opening the border....More
Apr 16, 2007

When it hits home

'Security' is oftimes a very esoteric concept, something all of us in trucking know is necessary on some level. Yet security also brings with it big....More
Apr 13, 2007

Back to 55

There's a lot of back-and-forth going on about limiting the maximum road speed of tractor-trailers to 68 mph. The fleets supporting the idea believe....More
Apr 09, 2007

Polish vs. Profit

I had the singular honor to help judge a "show truck" competition this year ar Mid America, held by the National Association of Show Trucks (www....More
Apr 02, 2007

Speed Governors and engine damage

Here's a question for you, generated in coversations with some drivers and stories passed on from others. As everyone knows, the American Trucking....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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