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Aug 24, 2010

Upgrading ujoints

“As more aerodynamic improvements are added to trucks and trailers, they are creating a bigger ‘tunnel effect’ under the vehicle, significantly....More
Aug 23, 2010

Betting on biomethane

“The main goal of this project is help the city of Flint, MI, basically get all the fuel for their vehicles for free.” –Brenda Lemke, Kettering....More
Aug 20, 2010

Debating distracted driving

“We are mining this vast storehouse of information to help fleets improve safety and efficiency, reduce distracted driving incidents and save lives....More
Aug 19, 2010

The flow of freight, the flow of data

“The movement of data through the global supply chain is now as important as the movement of freight.” –Bill Todd, business development manager,....More
Aug 18, 2010

It’s not the same old trailer anymore

“The old traditional trailer designs using different metals – i.e. aluminum in lieu of steel – and cutting corners to reduce weight have been....More
Aug 17, 2010

I take a stab at logistics

Memorial Day, May 31, 2010: Hot – blazing hot, actually. It’s so hot that despite drinking water and Gatorade nonstop for 10 hours, I haven’t....More
Aug 16, 2010

Counting carbon in transportation

“The sector as a whole needs to transform and realize the opportunity to make a profound impact on the environment and the business benefits to....More
Aug 13, 2010

“Ground control to Major CARB …”

“We can be a valuable resource to CARB in providing real world data on the impact of regulations.” –Patrick O'Connor, U.S. legislative counsel for....More
Aug 12, 2010

Marine highways get more funding

“Making better use of our rivers and coastal routes offers an intelligent way to relieve some of the biggest challenges we face in transportation –....More
Aug 11, 2010

Cyber war and you

“Cyberspace is actually … mundane. It’s the laptop you or your kid carries to school, the desktop computer at work. It’s a drab windowless building....More
Aug 06, 2010

Improving safety through wireless connections

“Tomorrow’s vehicles will one day be able to talk to each other to avoid accidents.” –Jim Vondale, director, Ford Automotive Safety Office Here’s a....More
Aug 05, 2010

Acquiring AFVs

“The financial decision weighs on whether or not the investment in the truck equipment will generate a higher return than alternative investments,....More
Aug 04, 2010

Video tool for preventing rollovers

“Cargo tank rollovers are among the most serious types of large truck crashes, often resulting in fatalities and serious highway infrastructure....More
Aug 03, 2010

The pilferage of pickups

“Pickups are a group to watch. Though in many cases it’s tough to pinpoint exactly why a vehicle becomes a theft target, investigators tell us big....More
Aug 02, 2010

The “cognitive dissonance” of distraction

"Our brains aren't designed to perform two cognitively complex tasks at the same time, such as driving while having a cell phone conversation. 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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