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Nov 29, 2010

Traffic, traffic everywhere …

“Increasing traffic congestion places a tremendous burden on the economy as well as individuals. When traffic congestion increases in a region, it....More
Nov 19, 2010

Snapshots of trucking history

If you think the inclusion of a classic Diamond-T truck within the confines of a Peterbilt dealership’s annual calendar is surprising, think again,....More
Nov 18, 2010

The “sticker shock” problem

“Fuel economy mandates attempt to push more efficient designs and technologies into the new vehicle marketplace. as a practical matter, unless fuel....More
Nov 17, 2010

Our “third world” nation

“It’s interesting coming back to a third world country.” –Congressman James Oberstar, outgoing chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on....More
Nov 16, 2010

“Want some gridlock with that turkey?”

"This improvement, along with a strong desire to spend time with friends and family, is expected to propel a significant increase in Thanksgiving....More
Nov 15, 2010

The need for EVs

“When you consider that light-duty electric vehicles have a per mile cost of operation 70% to 80% lower than petroleum-powered light duty vehicles,....More
Nov 12, 2010

Lean, mean … and solvent

“Employing the lean logistics business model to reduce risk and drive ROI remains very popular even as the global economy revives.” –Simon Clark,....More
Nov 11, 2010

Trucking salute on Veteran's Day

“War, disguise it as you may, is a dirty, shoddy business.” –Winston Churchill We’ve been at war for nearly a decade now, the U.S. and many of its....More
Nov 10, 2010

Of drug trafficking and trucking

“Truck traffic through Laredo has tripled since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force 16 years ago. If customs inspectors....More
Nov 09, 2010

The drowsy driver dilemma

“When you are behind the wheel of a car, being sleepy is very dangerous. Sleepiness decreases awareness, slows reaction time, and impairs judgment,....More
Nov 08, 2010

Reducing driver stress … through technology

“A meaningful take-away from this work is how objective measurement techniques, such as heart rate monitoring with a high level of sensitivity to....More
Nov 05, 2010

EV forecasts: analyzing the assumptions

“Forecasts, after all, aren't really meant to be crystal balls. They're meant to give depth and meaning to assumptions about future risks and rewards....More
Nov 04, 2010

Mica takes the transportation helm

“Americans have tightened their belts during these difficult economic times, but the federal government has not. Congress must become a better....More
Nov 03, 2010

V2V and V2I: Holy grail for vehicular safety?

“We believe this technology has the potential to save thousands of lives each year while, at the same time, offering the opportunity to reduce....More
Nov 02, 2010

Make democracy work … vote!

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at....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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