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Feb 02, 2010

Weaving a “spider’s web”

“We have meticulously designed a trucking network referred to as the ‘Spider Web,’ which targets specific traffic lanes based on the pricing and....More
Feb 01, 2010

Pondering trucks across the pond

“When using the driver support system, improvements in fuel consumption of up to 10% were noted immediately. Variations in fuel consumption were also....More
Jan 29, 2010

Cell phone and texting bans may equal squat

“The laws aren't reducing crashes, even though we know that such laws have reduced hand-held phone use." –Adrian Lund, president of both the....More
Jan 28, 2010

A lot of money, a lot of research

“We are committed to making strides to revitalize the American auto industry and supporting the development of clean energy vehicles. This is an....More
Jan 27, 2010

Green … but sustainable?

“Our commitment to working with companies that develop zero-emission trucks is another important strategy in our plan to grow Los Angeles green by....More
Jan 26, 2010

Banning trucker texting

“We want to make it crystal clear to operators and their employers that texting while driving is the type of unsafe activity that these regulations....More
Jan 25, 2010

Gauging EV potential

“Targeted government policies can build the U.S. electric drive industry and get more vehicles on the road that will reduce our dependence on oil,....More
Jan 22, 2010

Completing a mission of mercy

“The airport is in bad condition but things are organized and extremely busy.” –Dave Thompson, president and CEO, TEC Equipment As I detailed in this....More
Jan 21, 2010

Framework for HOS reform

“Whatever decision is made with the rules, please keep them in place! Constantly changing the rules creates challenges with consistency and....More
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
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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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