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Dec 18, 2009

Hands-on training makes perfect

“Trucks must be maintained on a regular basis. It’s not seasonal. It’s not optional. It’s a service that’s needed and cannot be provided from....More
Dec 17, 2009

Punting on transportation … again

“Delay is unacceptable. Delay casts uncertainty on the program. If we delay the new authorization, states will hold back on new projects and that....More
Dec 16, 2009

And the winners are …

“We’ve always believed that trucks don’t sell service; it’s service that sells trucks. That’s why it’s great to recognize the people responsible for....More
Dec 15, 2009

The final fifteen

“We’re throwing some curveballs at them this year. For instance, those techs competing in Eaton category found themselves facing an air leak problem....More
Dec 14, 2009

Technicians, fix those trucks!

"The diagnostic work technicians need to perform in order to figure out what needs to be fixed is almost always the hardest part; fixing the truck....More
Dec 11, 2009

Truck calendar time!

“While these trucks may not have showroom shines and picked up a little mud on the tires, we think they still look great.” –Tom Schoening, marketing....More
Dec 10, 2009

Turning a corner on weight

“It’s fair to say we’re making a good deal of progress on this issue. Clearly, the dynamics of the heavier truck weight debate are shifting, and....More
Dec 09, 2009

Re-examining climate change

“The science of climate change is not settled; it is evolving rapidly with critically important discoveries, many of which contradict IPCC findings,....More
Dec 08, 2009

Deconstructing the climate debate

“For the world's economy, of course, trillions of dollars are now at stake in pursuit of emissions reductions based on the flawed science that these....More
Dec 04, 2009

From trash to truck fuel

“The ability to use recovered landfill gas to fuel our hauling fleet offers significant environmental benefits to the communities we serve in....More
Dec 03, 2009

Living with reduced transport funding

“The success of the stimulus in saving countless construction jobs will have been in vain if its sequel is underinvestment in our roads, bridges and....More
Dec 02, 2009

Awaiting the Volt

“I don’t think people realize how interlocking the process is and how many tradeoffs are necessary. Designing a great car is about fulfilling cost,....More
Dec 01, 2009

Untangling data

“But CEOs do not just want more data. They want better data. Specifically, this means more forward-looking information, which includes both financial....More
Nov 30, 2009

Retooling transportation policy

“The existing federal transportation funding structure often acts as an impediment to our future. We need to turn it around and make it into an....More
Nov 25, 2009

Rise of “non-user” highway funds

“Our nation’s highway system benefits all Americans, even those who are not drivers. However, in recent years, user revenues are paying for a smaller....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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