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Aug 24, 2009

Science, technology … and trucking

“The challenge today, however, is that our societies are infused with technologies that are at once complex and ubiquitous. That makes the dialogue....More
Aug 20, 2009

Cyber security: why it matters

“It is not a threat of the future. It is an actuality.” –Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, from a speech at the....More
Aug 19, 2009

Fixing your focus

“The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who, early in life, clearly discerns his object and towards that object habitually directs his....More
Aug 18, 2009

Of speed and destruction

“Awesome stomach-churning jumps frequently hide bends over the crests, so accuracy and delivery of pace notes must be exact and selecting the correct....More
Aug 17, 2009

Battling back against cargo theft

“Cargo theft should be a major worry for truckers because it is most often perpetrated by organized crime since it is low risk, high reward form of....More
Aug 13, 2009

Energy policy and pricing

“Government policy such as fuel standards and greenhouse gas emission regulations, as well as support for the development of advanced technologies,....More
Aug 11, 2009

Age, meds, and driving

“The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at....More
Aug 10, 2009

Obama’s security mindset

“As he has said, the President rejects an absolutist approach or the imposition of a rigid ideology on our problems. Like the world itself, his views....More
Aug 06, 2009

The price jockeying begins

“Meeting stricter EPA emissions levels in 2010, unfortunately, comes with a higher price.” –Jack Allen, president, Navistar North American Truck....More
Aug 05, 2009

Action on distraction

“The bottom line is; distracted driving is dangerous driving. If it were up to me, I would ban drivers from texting, but unfortunately, laws aren’t....More
Aug 04, 2009

Preparing for the end of oil

“Our civilization rests upon a technological base which requires enormous quantities of fossil fuels. What assurance do we then have that our energy....More
Aug 03, 2009

Green roofs saving green

“While installing a green roof may seem like a small step, these upgrades save energy, filter and absorb pollution, and store carbon.” –Senator Maria....More
Jul 30, 2009

GHGs and transportation policy

"We can't get there from here without reducing emissions from transportation." –Colin Peppard, climate and infrastructure policy director,....More
Jul 29, 2009

J. B. Hunt commits to algae-based fuel

“Finding alternative energy sources to put in our fuel tanks is good business for our company and our nation.” –Gary Whicker, senior vice president....More
Jul 28, 2009

Distracted driving a growing problem

"As mobile technology evolves at a breakneck pace, more and more people rightly fear that distracted driving – phone calls, e-mails and texting – is....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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