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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
May 24, 2012

"The Keepers"

It’s not every day that a trucker gets to give a college commencement address and even though he’s a graduate of the University of....More
May 23, 2012

Injuries state-by-state and by the numbers

If you are a resident of the great state of New Mexico and get injured, “The Force” will DEFINITELY need to be with you, for the self-....More
May 22, 2012

Undertaking an energy “diet”

U.S. companies and consumers alike are seeking to slim down in terms of energy consumption these days, according to data gleaned from several....More
May 21, 2012

A super time at SuperRigs

For show truck junkies like me, Shell’s annual SuperRigs competition is an annual event not to be missed (work and travel schedule permitting....More
May 16, 2012

The texting threat to trucking

It’s one of the aggravating realities of trucking that no matter how many mandates and regulations get slapped upon commercial vehicles and....More
May 15, 2012

Doing good versus just being good

Dan Akerson, currently chairman and CEO of General Motors, recently gave a commencement speech for the business school graduates of Columbia....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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