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May 06, 2009

Port mess revisited

“The claims made by the CFC are absurd. Only creditworthy customers are approved and to date not a single one has defaulted. In a discussion with the....More
May 05, 2009

A royal port mess

“Today, as the economy has continued its downward slide and the volume of imported containers plummets, the prospects of these already-impoverished....More
May 04, 2009

Energy industry views

“Despite the increased focus on domestic energy sources, energy infrastructure, and alternative energy sources, a realistic assessment of technology....More
May 01, 2009

Dealing with customers

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in....More
Apr 30, 2009

The bankruptcy hurdle

“If there's a filing by Chrysler today, it will create a great deal of uncertainty for the industry and suppliers.” –Bill Kohlder, co-chair, Butzel....More
Apr 29, 2009

Incentives for safety investment

“It is about encouraging investment in safety through the purchase and installation of technologies on trucks and buses that have been tested and....More
Apr 28, 2009

Shifts in behavior

“So much of this is outside their control. You can restructure, restructure, restructure, but if auto sales don't rebound, then unless you have zero....More
Apr 27, 2009

California greenin’ …

“With , California is embarking on a fundamental transformation of its transportation system to substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions and....More
Apr 24, 2009

Big bottom line

"We are a growing nation, adding 150 million people every 50 years 90% of miles traveled by Americans in this vast country are on highways. To meet....More
Apr 23, 2009

The IMF’s crystal ball

“Financial conditions in the mature markets are projected to improve only slowly, as insolvency concerns are diminished by greater clarity over....More
Apr 22, 2009

Aggressive danger

“It's easy to think ‘that other guy is the problem’ … the one who runs someone off the road, tailgates, or yells obscenities. In reality, examples of....More
Apr 21, 2009

100 mpg?

“Larger vehicles need hybridization to save fuel and cut emissions. But larger vehicles are also the strength of U.S. automakers. We’re playing to....More
Apr 20, 2009

An artist’s passion

“I don’t care about hot rods or motorcycles. It’s just trucks man. I think they’re the coolest art movement going on.” –Roger Snider, truck....More
Apr 17, 2009

The seven secrets

“The Chinese have a great saying: ‘Insanity is doing the same thing the same way each time while expecting different results.’” –Tim Brady, author,....More
Apr 15, 2009

Half-full … and more

“There is no question that business is tough … the glass is half full.” –Steve Myers, Moser Motor Sales Inc. I gave into the gloom permeating the....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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