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Jul 21, 2011

Flush those “best practices” …

“I’m convinced that ‘Best Practices’ are often used by people who are afraid, lazy, or simply lack original thought.” –Jim Walton, president....More
Jul 20, 2011

You’ve GOT to be kidding me …

“Civil rights groups felt the need to weigh in because the bill, among many other things, would result in diminished transportation access to seniors....More
Jul 19, 2011

Road support for EVs

“As the electric vehicle market continues to emerge, we need to be ready to help alleviate some ‘range anxiety’ with the ability to provide a charge....More
Jul 18, 2011

Living within our means

“The priorities of the American Taxpayer have been and will be placed ahead of the unchecked desires of some in Washington to spend money that is....More
Jul 15, 2011

Cutting through the economic chop

“During lingering economic pressures and unsteadiness in the general freight markets, intermodal and dedicated contract services once again revealed....More
Jul 14, 2011

Digging into distraction

“Despite all that has been written about driver distraction, there is still a lot that we do not know. Much of the research is incomplete or....More
Jul 13, 2011

Planning for a bigger electrical load

“Most electric vehicle drivers will want to be able to plug in according to their own needs, but unmanaged charging on a large scale will be costly....More
Jul 12, 2011

Greener road construction

“Using recycled material for aggregate not only saves money, it also makes use of a material that would otherwise remain unused. A single lane mile....More
Jul 07, 2011

Downshifting, but still rolling

“Freight trends have been choppy in recent months, reflecting lean inventories and ongoing skepticism regarding the sustainability of the current....More
Jul 06, 2011

Taking aim at detention time

“There have been various attempts in the past to curb detention and to hold customers accountable but we felt more needed to be done.” –Tim Norlin,....More
Jun 23, 2011

The glass is half full

“Stir in 100 million extra people to the population of the U.S., each of whom requires 30 tons of freight per year. That’s the definition of....More
Jun 20, 2011

Unconscious beliefs

“If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?” –Dr. Robert Anthony Here’s a thought for you: the workday....More
Jun 13, 2011

Placing a big bet on an electrified future

When it comes down to the bare essentials, only a couple of data points really matter when the talk turns to the future of alternatively powered....More
Jun 10, 2011

It’s about more than mere bling

“All anyone asks for is a chance to work with pride.” –W. Edwards Deming Anyone who visits a show truck festival like Shell’s annual “Super Rigs”....More
Jun 08, 2011

Inspecting trucks with infrared

Heat is a tell-tale sign of bad things happening when it comes to trucks – particularly in the case of tires, exhaust systems, and brakes. (The term....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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