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Jun 25, 2012

Assembling trucks where bears eat1

Factoids of all sorts fascinate history buffs like myself; thus it didn’t take long to dig up more than few interesting and informative....More
Jun 22, 2012

Reborn the right way1

The last time I’d visited the 159,000 sq. ft....More
Jun 21, 2012

Pushing the integrated package

Spent some time up in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley this week at Mack Trucks’ Macungie assembly plant (located, obviously, in....More
Jun 20, 2012

West coast “golden” for vehicle thefts

It may come as a surprise to some, but certainly not to me: the West Coast is home to the highest rates of vehicle theft in the U.S. That’s....More
Jun 19, 2012

Zombie survival by car? NOT by truck?6

OK, just to be clear, that as a full-fledged geek I’m totally psyched by the imminent arrival of the “Zombie Survival Machine” or....More
Jun 14, 2012

An uncertain state of logistics

So I attended the unveiling of the 23rdannual State of Logistics report this week; a tome published by the Council of Supply Chain Management....More
Jun 12, 2012

Testing one, two, three ...

As we all know, trucks and cars alike – and all the components that comprise those two classes of vehicles – get rigorously tested in a....More
Jun 11, 2012

Towards a “single window” for trade

David Aguilar, acting commissioner for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS),....More
Jun 06, 2012

“Stagnation” seen in global freight flows

Now, a caveat from the start: the global data collected and analyzed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and....More
Jun 05, 2012

“Refinement” defines the new F-1502

Considering that Ford Motor Co. completely overhauled its F-150 pickup truck line about a year and a half ago, it’s no surprise that only a....More
Jun 04, 2012

The “local squeeze” and trucking

It’s a familiar refrain by now concerning the steep drop in tax revenues suffered at the federal, state, and local levels of government in....More
Jun 01, 2012

Building the right truck

Martin Daum shared an interesting piece of insight this week about the truck making business during a special press/dealer event outside Washington....More
May 31, 2012

The Daum view1

Got a chance to listen to Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), speak this week on a range of topics – from....More
May 29, 2012

The glint of chrome and steel

It’s hard to believe that the annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition is three decades old now – an event launched back during 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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