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Jan 06, 2009

Hard times

“We’re all living a dream out here. But sometimes you’ve got to give up your dream to survive. No one wants to hear this, but this is reality.” –....More
Jan 05, 2009

Nope, not fair

“I don’t think that this is a case of hypocrisy. It is though, a case of two standards, probably for good reason. It is the difference between....More
Dec 31, 2008

The year that was

“You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is....More
Dec 30, 2008

Prognostication

“We know this forecast will be a blow to many industry participants.” –Eric Starks, president, FTR Associates, Nashville, IN The funny thing is, the....More
Dec 24, 2008

George Bailey & Co.

“Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” –Clarence Odbody, Angel Second Class, from the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” Oh, how I LOVE....More
Dec 23, 2008

‘Tis the spirit

“The look on the children’s faces is priceless.” –Gary Rappeport, CEO, Donlen Corporation OK, let’s get this out of the way up front – I’m a total....More
Dec 22, 2008

A good place

“You don’t realize how much a shop relies on its senior technicians until you become one. You feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders....More
Dec 19, 2008

Fair?

“The evidence does not warrant criminal charges.” – Queen Anne County State’s Attorney Frank Kratovil Jr. on his decision not to criminally prosecute....More
Dec 18, 2008

Surprising choice

“We have been strengthened by waves of immigrants throughout our history, and we must keep the door open and the melting pot working. However, in....More
Dec 17, 2008

And the winner is …

“I don’t do anything different than anyone else does. I just work it hard.” –Jason Swann, technician from Rush Truck Center Dallas, TX, the Grand....More
Dec 16, 2008

Figuring and fixing

“That truck owner has a $100,000 rig and his payments roll in every month – and if he’s not rolling, he’s not making any money. That’s their....More
Dec 15, 2008

Rodeo time for Rush

“This competition is in part designed to help these technicians realize how major a cog in this business they really are. The sales guy may sell the....More
Dec 12, 2008

Pushing back

“In a downturn most companies immediately focus on cost reduction. That could be a mistake.” –Frank Burkitt, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP Here’....More
Dec 11, 2008

See ya, Joan

“My work as president of Public Citizen is ending, but my work for a just society will never end.” –Joan Claybrook So one of the trucking industry’s....More
Dec 10, 2008

Grim outlook

“In sharp contrast to the strong financial positioning of the U.S. railroad industry, the U.S. trucking industry is entering 2009 in a weakened state....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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