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Apr 17, 2012

The “Smart Grid” and EVs, oh my!1

One of the biggest challenges facing the effort to electrify transportation in the U.S. is how to recharge all-electric trucks and buses without....More
Apr 16, 2012

Taking a crack at carbon fiber1

As we all know, light and heavy vehicle manufacturers alike are facing the imposition of fuel economy mandates that’s forcing all sorts....More
Apr 13, 2012

Ah, Mid America, how we miss thee …

Many might think I’m a little unbalanced for “missing” the 2012 Mid America Trucking Show – especially since sleep is....More
Apr 12, 2012

Troubles with tangled taxation

It should come as no surprise that there’s a third and fourth corollary to the old saw that there are only two certainties in life – as....More
Apr 11, 2012

Insight from the ‘Kings of the Road’

Every year, Atlas Van Lines– a division of Atlas World Group – conducts a unique survey of its top drivers: folks known in moving....More
Apr 10, 2012

Suddenly, hard going for hybrids1

As we all know, there’s a yawning chasm worth of differences between commercial truck buyers and consumer-grade automotive shoppers. Yet if....More
Apr 09, 2012

A vision of vehicle connectivity10

Almost every automaker (and truck maker for that matter) out there is deploying a wide range of “vehicle connectivity” technology for....More
Apr 06, 2012

The drive for fuel economy

  It’s no secret that better fuel economy is being demanded across all classes of trucks these days – and not just because of....More
Apr 05, 2012

A dearth of “fresh thinking”?

Here’s a weird one: according to a recent poll of 1,400 chief financial officers (CFOs) randomly chosen from a representative sample of U.S....More
Apr 04, 2012

Smaller … yet more powerful

Compact and sub-compact cars – obviously! – have very little in common with medium- and heavy-duty trucks. At least, that used to be....More
Apr 02, 2012

“Takumis” for trucking1

In Japanese, the word “takumi” means “artisan” or “master craftsman” and is often applied to those who....More
Mar 30, 2012

The driver matters … go figure!

It’s decidedly humorous, in a way, the sudden fuss being made over the dearth of good driving skills in this country – except, of....More
Mar 29, 2012

Business confidence could boost freight1

There’s been a surprisingly strong uptick in confidence among U.S. manufacturing executives of late, if the results of a survey conducted by....More
Mar 28, 2012

The reasoning behind the regulations

A lot of folks in the trucking business are upset with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) over any number of things –....More
Mar 26, 2012

Taking a spin in a T-680

So I got a chance to ride shotgun in Kenworth Truck Co.’s new T-680 highway tractor last week during the 2012 Mid America Trucking....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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