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Mar 08, 2011

Mileage fees vs. fuel taxes

“For mileage fee program designers, study findings imply that they should carefully consider both current and future urban form patterns when....More
Mar 07, 2011

In a split second

“What counts in trucking is what happens today.” –Ralph Garcia, veteran driver for ABF Freight System My dad always summed up his experience back in....More
Mar 04, 2011

Leveraging “logical logistics”

“My belief is that implementing technology for technology’s sake is a fool’s game in this business. What are critical are the people and processes....More
Mar 03, 2011

The numbers look good, but will they stay that way?

“New orders are growing significantly faster than inventories, and the Customers’ Inventories Index indicates supply chain inventories will require....More
Feb 28, 2011

Where we go from here

“Panelists do remain confident about the expansion’s durability, but are concerned about high levels of government deficits and debt, excessive....More
Feb 25, 2011

The highway infrastructure debate

“We need to solve the problem of improving our transportation system. Highway congestion is hurting our economy – to the tune of an estimated 4....More
Feb 24, 2011

Confidence is rising, despite oil shock

“The findings from our latest Business Barometer show that companies are turning a corner in their hiring and investment plans amidst renewed....More
Feb 23, 2011

A view of the oil trader’s world

“We don't take unnecessary risks. We're not speculators on absolute price movements. It may surprise some of you to learn that we actually prefer....More
Feb 22, 2011

Watching from the sidelines

“It’s very frustrating and it’s why I personally don’t try to forecast diesel fuel price; you simply cannot build a model to handle situations like....More
Feb 18, 2011

Trying to solve the unsolvable

“The ones planning the loads get to go home every night and sleep. They don’t stay up all night to get those loads to where they need to go.” –An 8-....More
Feb 17, 2011

Setting the truck sales mark

"We are encouraged by the continuing improvement in Class 8 and medium-duty truck orders during the past several months.” –W. M. "Rusty" Rush,....More
Feb 16, 2011

An anti-fatigue “app”?

“If we are to reduce the number of road-traffic accidents related to fatigue and lack of sleep, motorists must be advised to take breaks and avoiding....More
Feb 11, 2011

It’s “go time” for trailer aerodynamics

“It’s just amazing how aerodynamic options are flourishing now for trailers.” –Sean Graham, president, Freight Wing Had a chance to catch up with....More
Feb 10, 2011

The little stuff adds up

“The customer is always looking for more ways to save money.” –Tom DeHaven, senior manager of driveshaft products, Dana Holding Corp. If there’s been....More
Feb 09, 2011

Thinking inside the box

“Just getting 100 extra pounds of freight on our trailers equals $6.5 million in extra revenue per year; that’s why logistics equipment like this is....More
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Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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