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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
Jan 17, 2008

Seat belt conundrum

“Did you know that ‘if‘ is the middle word in ‘life‘?” -Walter Kurtz, Apocalypse Now Everyone knows that wearing a seat belt in a motor vehicles....More
Jan 16, 2008

Bye, bye fines

The death-knell has sounded for Virginia‘s controversial abusive driver fines, so for all the readers that thought these were a bad idea, your wish....More
Jan 15, 2008

Clear communications

“Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes We live in such an electronic-driven age today....More
Jan 14, 2008

Getting organized

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” -A. A. Milne, author. It‘s a boring subject,....More
Jan 11, 2008

The negative impression

“It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.” --Samuel Johnson I loved every....More
Jan 09, 2008

Getting good sense

“I‘ve noticed that some of the other candidates are almost scornful of the word, the implication being that if you‘re hopeful you must be naïve. That....More
Jan 08, 2008

Keeping it clean

I‘m sort of a neat freak when it comes to keeping our family cars clean and tidy (which will surprise the hell out of my college roommates, no doubt....More
Jan 07, 2008

Teaching the trade

Had a nice chat the other day with Steven Anderson, corporate director for safety at DiSilva Transportation, which owns a number of trucking....More
Jan 04, 2008

Frogs in a pot

There‘s a well-used example in scientific circles about the perils of adapting to short-term change while missing the big picture. That‘s what “frogs....More
Jan 02, 2008

The brand shuffle

“Brand names should mean something.” -Jim Walton I‘ve been doing a lot of thinking lately (a dangerous occupation for me, I know) about the General....More
Dec 31, 2007

Crystal ball gazing

“The stock market has forecast nine of the last five recessions.” -Paul A. Samuelson It‘s a pretty funny quote, but also a true one in its way,....More
Dec 28, 2007

Focus on drivers

Despite all the gizmos we‘re packing onto today‘s commercial on-highway trucks - roll stability control, air disc brakes, etc. - the fact remains....More
Dec 27, 2007

FedEx vs. The IRS

“Taxation has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.” -Will Rogers Like almost every large company in the U.S. tries to do....More
Dec 26, 2007

Lawsuits and liability insurance

“The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself....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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