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May 13, 2011

The state of state transportation spending

“Transportation matters and it matters more today because dollars are scarce.” –Robert Zahradnik, director of research for the Pew Center on the....More
May 12, 2011

Slow going

“While we have seen indications of improving economic activity in recent months, especially the strengthening of private sector employment, consumers....More
May 10, 2011

And you thought weeds were bad …

“Dandelions have the potential to serve as a great natural alternative to synthetic rubber in our products.” –Angela Harris, research engineer, Ford....More
May 09, 2011

The dichotomy of highway safety

“Despite shrinking federal and state transportation budgets and a public debate over the most appropriate role of government, it's clear that a....More
May 06, 2011

Investing in a second chance

“This is not a contest. It’s about finding good drivers and keeping them on the road.” –Steve Clough, president of Arrow Truck Sales, discussing the....More
May 05, 2011

Of discretionary spending and jobs

“What a consumer says can sometimes be at odds with what a consumer does. Confidence dropped, but weekly measures of consumer spending remain fairly....More
May 04, 2011

Confidence amid the challenges

“We are encouraged by the commitment that we’re seeing among small business owners to assertively and strategically invest in their companies … in....More
May 03, 2011

Mayors say ‘no’ to highways

“As the federal government sets priorities for long-term spending and deficit reduction, future transportation infrastructure investments should....More
Apr 29, 2011

The cost barrier facing alternative power

“It is the financial issues that most often resonate with consumers, whether it is the higher price of the vehicle itself, the cost to fuel or charge....More
Apr 27, 2011

Standardizing the “Smart Grid”

“Our stakeholders have keen interest in the Smart Grid because it's the infrastructure needed to recharge hybrid and electric vehicles accelerating....More
Apr 25, 2011

Transforming old tires

Truckers know well the value of retreading their tires – and you can visit the Retread Tire Association to get more facts about the inherent savings....More
Apr 22, 2011

Testing makes perfect

“What gets measured gets improved.” –Robin S. Sharma, author of The Greatness Guide: Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class It’s a well-known....More
Apr 19, 2011

Eco-marathon time

“There are a lot of really smart and innovative fuel-efficient ideas to be seen on and off the track.” –Anthony Bernier, a member of Quebec’s....More
Apr 18, 2011

Getting “back to normal”

“Our industry has taken many punches. In addition to the economic downturn, we’ve had to weather a series of regulatory changes that magnified the....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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