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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
May 14, 2012

Adopting an “adaptable approach”1

“Rolling with the punches” is a well-worn maxim in the boxing world, much less the trucking industry, bespeaking the ability to both....More
May 11, 2012

Highway fatality spike sparks buzz of worry

Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Counci lindicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first three months of this....More
May 08, 2012

Seeing, driving, believing

OEM-sponsored ride and drives, in my opinion, serve a valuable (and yes, let’s admit it, extremely fun) purpose in the trucking business:....More
May 04, 2012

Figuring out customer needs

“One year ago, people were looking for financial stability in companies they were purchasing from because of all of the business closings....More
May 03, 2012

Shorepower stipend slipping away soon

Maybe you’ve heard about the $22 million federally-funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project (STEP) and maybe you haven’t....More
May 02, 2012

Manufacturing confidence bodes well for freight

“Optimism regarding the U.S. economy among U.S. industrial manufacturers improved markedly during the first quarter of 2012, while views of....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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