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Oct 18, 2011

“Look ma … no shifting needed!”

“The pool of new drivers simply doesn’t learn how to shift gears growing up anymore. It’s estimated that upwards of 50% to 60% of the new drivers....More
Oct 17, 2011

Demystification

“It’s all part of a process; finding out what works and what doesn’t. And there are always going to be speed bumps along the way.” –Ben Olsen, head....More
Oct 14, 2011

Where we’ve been, where we’re headed

“CFO sentiment is driven by demand. the deepening impact of the European debt crises combined with stagnant employment, continued housing issues and....More
Oct 13, 2011

Tales of hybrid truck technology

All sorts of interesting things are going on in the hybrid truck arena these days – and a goodly number of them were on display at the 11th annual....More
Oct 12, 2011

Clueless in the U.K.

“A lack of car maintenance can cause road safety issues and 72% of drivers don't know how to check their brake fluid. If a car has insufficient brake....More
Oct 11, 2011

Fuel prices down … but for how long?

“While we are always cautious about expressing too extreme a degree of pessimism, we don't see a lot on the fundamental horizon to encourage much....More
Oct 10, 2011

The rising cost of healthcare

“In what continues to be an uncertain economic environment, organizations cannot afford health care costs growing at 7% each year. While health care....More
Oct 07, 2011

Easy does it … and how

So I spent some time about a week or so ago tooling around in one of Caterpillar’s new vocational trucks, the CT660, which in my case sported a dump....More
Oct 06, 2011

What gets adored … and what doesn’t

“A typical working day in Chengdu means getting up at 6:30 am, catching a bus for the 30-minute ride to the factory at 7:10 am and attending a....More
Oct 05, 2011

Survey finds painful paradox hindering EV acceptance

“The paradox here is that current technology targeted at the mass market can usually accomplish a range of 100 miles between charges, which is twice....More
Oct 04, 2011

Less to fear from deer this year

“Urban sprawl means suburbia and deer habitat intersect in many parts of the country, if you're driving in areas where deer are prevalent, the....More
Oct 03, 2011

Video seeks to unify heavy truck support

“The concept here is to help unify shipper and carrier support for heavier trucks; to explain the advantages for both groups so we push this the last....More
Sep 30, 2011

Aiming to gain sustainability savings

“We are seeing a shift in culture small and medium-sized enterprises are looking past survival and recognizing that successful sustainability....More
Sep 27, 2011

Down in the dumps

“As many questions swirl about a double dip recession, a large majority of Americans do not even think we’ve come out of the first recession.” –The....More
Sep 26, 2011

Going regional to “stop the madness”

“Let's use the current crisis to signal an end to 20 years of madness in sourcing strategies. Single sourcing is dangerous. That much is obvious. And....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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