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Apr 24, 2012

Danger – and death – in the highway work zone

It’s a cringe-worthy factoid if there ever was one: according to a recent survey of 400 highway contractors by the Associated General....More
Apr 23, 2012

Baking hybrids in the heat

A new – and HOT! – phase in a long-term hybrid vehicle test project partnership between Chrysler Group LLC and the U.S. Department....More
Apr 20, 2012

A boot made for driving

If you haven’t seen or heard about it before, let me introduce you to the 13-foot high, 20-foot long vehicle known as the Bootmobile –....More
Apr 19, 2012

Steam cleaning for trucks?1

It’s a little weird if you ask me, this truck wash concept whereby steam – and steam alone – is used to  rid a big rig of....More
Apr 18, 2012

A global economy on eggshells

“For the past six months we’ve been on a rollercoaster ride. Our baseline is that growth is going to be slow in advanced economies;....More
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
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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