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Aug 02, 2010

The “cognitive dissonance” of distraction

"Our brains aren't designed to perform two cognitively complex tasks at the same time, such as driving while having a cell phone conversation. The....More
Jul 29, 2010

Watching freight’s fundamentals

"The levels of uncertainty cited about prospects for both U.S. and global economies over the next year show that companies are still carefully....More
Jul 28, 2010

Tolls over taxes?

“Tolling is about giving people choices, which adds to its appeal. Historically toll roads have been constructed where there also are non-toll....More
Jul 27, 2010

Another HOS shoe drops

“Everyone has a role in the movement of freight. As partners in our transportation system let's draw on our commitment to doing what’s right and our....More
Jul 26, 2010

Answering the efficiency/performance question

“The new Explorer needed to deliver the fuel economy today's customers want, combined with the performance, capability and empowerment they expect....More
Jul 23, 2010

The state of trucking’s freight picture

“We’re at another interesting inflection point in our outlook. While we don’t think we’ll see a double-dip recession, we do project the overall....More
Jul 22, 2010

Cargo theft’s private eyes

“To be a cargo theft investigator, you need to be both passionate and dogged. There’s a misconception out there that if you don’t recover stolen....More
Jul 21, 2010

Reviewing traffic stop safety

“These latest figures provide a grim reminder that even with all of the safety improvements that have been achieved in recent decades, our law....More
Jul 20, 2010

Domo Arigato, Mister Roboto!

“Thank you very much/Mister Roboto/For doing the jobs/that nobody wants to ...” –From the song Mister Roboto by Styx At first glance, forklifts might....More
Jul 19, 2010

Pushing for propane

“Using propane as an engine fuel makes complete sense simply by looking at the return on investment. Fleets can save tens of thousands of dollars....More
Jul 16, 2010

Victory on wheels

“I really am proof that the Lord do giveth, even when he taketh away.” –Larry Koester, champion driver, National Tractor Pull Association (NTPA) You....More
Jul 15, 2010

The consumer outlook

“The recession has affected every aspect of our lives, from our bank accounts to our bedrooms and it's forced most of us to reevaluate our financial....More
Jul 14, 2010

Looking at the big picture

“CEOs of small to medium size companies have adjusted to the lean economy, are doing more with less, and have positioned their companies for success....More
Jul 13, 2010

Expanding capacity … and paying for it

“The simple fact is: no transportation, no economy. They are inseparable. Congress must invest in all transportation modes – from waterways to roads....More
Jul 12, 2010

APUs and you

“The use of idling reduction technology could reduce the fuel consumption of a long-haul tractor by some 1,900 gallons or 7,200 liters per year,....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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