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Sep 07, 2007

Here they come ...

After much gnashing of teeth and rhetoric, Mexican trucks are on their way. Last night (about 9:05 p.m. to be precise about it) the Federal Motor....More
Sep 05, 2007

Changing the game

"Knowledge must come through action." --Sophocles Mention the name "Wal-Mart" in mixed company and you'll usually get a lot of grumpy, mean looks....More
Sep 04, 2007

The Five Ps

"Prior planning prevents poor performance." --Mike James Those words of wisdom were drummed into me over 12 years ago by (in my opinion) one of the....More
Aug 31, 2007

We are all immigrants

"A man's greatest enemies are his own apathy and stubborness." --Frank Tyger There's been a huge amount of debate -- much of it couched in violent....More
Aug 29, 2007

Home Sweet Sleeper

A special treat came my way last week when I met up with Tom and Debbie Berkel to tour their brand new Double Eagle sleeper -- more like a house than....More
Aug 28, 2007

Management by emotion

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?" --Frank Scully Trucking is simply not the kind of industry where you want to throw around....More
Aug 27, 2007

A bad year gets worse

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it....More
Aug 24, 2007

Throttle & Position

Five seconds after the stock car engines turned over, I knew I'd made a huge, HUGE mistake ... and there wasn't a thing I could do about it. I'd run....More
Aug 22, 2007

Building trucks

"Consistency is the key." -- Roy Sanders I got to spend the good part of a day with Roy, taking a tour of International Truck....More
Aug 20, 2007

Mexican moratorium

"Personal feelings don't make for good politics, legal decisions, or business deals." --Roger Zelazny There's a crescendo of emotion swirling around....More
Aug 17, 2007

Separate, not equal

"The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions." --James Russell Lowell There's movement afoot in Congress to slow down and modify....More
Aug 16, 2007

In the nick of time

"Here's to the teachers in the crowded schools. Here's to the workers in the fields. Here's to the preachers of the sacred words. Here's to the....More
Aug 14, 2007

Personal Connections

“We‘re so technologically savvy now, so focused on efficiency and productivity, that a lot of times we forget about the human being behind the wheel....More
Aug 09, 2007

Ode to my truck

It's been three years now since my pickup died -- more like killed, actually. The first vehicle I'd ever bought (with a big fat loan from my parents....More
Aug 08, 2007

Taking tires for granted

Spent some time a few weeks back at Goodyear's Commercial Tire Academy in Dallas, TX, immersing myself in lots of truck tire details. We all know how....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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