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Feb 24, 2011

Confidence is rising, despite oil shock

“The findings from our latest Business Barometer show that companies are turning a corner in their hiring and investment plans amidst renewed....More
Feb 23, 2011

A view of the oil trader’s world

“We don't take unnecessary risks. We're not speculators on absolute price movements. It may surprise some of you to learn that we actually prefer....More
Feb 22, 2011

Watching from the sidelines

“It’s very frustrating and it’s why I personally don’t try to forecast diesel fuel price; you simply cannot build a model to handle situations like....More
Feb 18, 2011

Trying to solve the unsolvable

“The ones planning the loads get to go home every night and sleep. They don’t stay up all night to get those loads to where they need to go.” –An 8-....More
Feb 17, 2011

Setting the truck sales mark

"We are encouraged by the continuing improvement in Class 8 and medium-duty truck orders during the past several months.” –W. M. "Rusty" Rush,....More
Feb 16, 2011

An anti-fatigue “app”?

“If we are to reduce the number of road-traffic accidents related to fatigue and lack of sleep, motorists must be advised to take breaks and avoiding....More
Feb 11, 2011

It’s “go time” for trailer aerodynamics

“It’s just amazing how aerodynamic options are flourishing now for trailers.” –Sean Graham, president, Freight Wing Had a chance to catch up with....More
Feb 10, 2011

The little stuff adds up

“The customer is always looking for more ways to save money.” –Tom DeHaven, senior manager of driveshaft products, Dana Holding Corp. If there’s been....More
Feb 09, 2011

Thinking inside the box

“Just getting 100 extra pounds of freight on our trailers equals $6.5 million in extra revenue per year; that’s why logistics equipment like this is....More
Feb 08, 2011

It all comes back to the driver

“Of course, it comes down to getting our drivers to drive the truck right to achieve … fuel savings.” –Mesilla Valley Transportation executive vice....More
Feb 07, 2011

Transportation at a crossroads

“Transport is fundamental to our economies, to the movement of goods in the single market, and to citizens as they enjoy their freedom to travel.” –....More
Feb 03, 2011

Showing off the present … and the future

Got a chance to visit the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last month, chock full of all sorts of interesting stuff....More
Feb 02, 2011

It’s all interconnected now

“Oil pricing is much more in line with the equity markets now and far less subject to traditional supply-and-demand pressures. Oil prices – and the....More
Jan 27, 2011

Talking hybrids

“This is the best of both worlds – advanced clean diesel engines with near zero emissions coupled with hybrid powertrains that capture and recycle....More
Jan 26, 2011

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all …

So one of my good compatriots in the trucking reporter pool recently told me about this “insane rally car driver” by the name of Ken Block one day –....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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