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Nov 10, 2010

Of drug trafficking and trucking

“Truck traffic through Laredo has tripled since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force 16 years ago. If customs inspectors....More
Nov 09, 2010

The drowsy driver dilemma

“When you are behind the wheel of a car, being sleepy is very dangerous. Sleepiness decreases awareness, slows reaction time, and impairs judgment,....More
Nov 08, 2010

Reducing driver stress … through technology

“A meaningful take-away from this work is how objective measurement techniques, such as heart rate monitoring with a high level of sensitivity to....More
Nov 05, 2010

EV forecasts: analyzing the assumptions

“Forecasts, after all, aren't really meant to be crystal balls. They're meant to give depth and meaning to assumptions about future risks and rewards....More
Nov 04, 2010

Mica takes the transportation helm

“Americans have tightened their belts during these difficult economic times, but the federal government has not. Congress must become a better....More
Nov 03, 2010

V2V and V2I: Holy grail for vehicular safety?

“We believe this technology has the potential to save thousands of lives each year while, at the same time, offering the opportunity to reduce....More
Nov 02, 2010

Make democracy work … vote!

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at....More
Nov 01, 2010

Using technology to bolster safety

“Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.” –Glib’s second law of unreliability As you may or may not know, the Federal Highway....More
Oct 29, 2010

Envisioning zero traffic deaths

“The modern global economy depends on smooth movement of people and goods. But the transportation sector is not without challenges as traffic....More
Oct 28, 2010

The forgotten fuel economy factor

“The two main issues with fuel economy are idle time and how you drive the truck. Those are management issues, not engine design issues.” –Tom....More
Oct 27, 2010

Making fleets more efficient

One of the larger questions being asked as the debate over government-proposed heavy truck fuel economy mandates gets rolling deals with overall....More
Oct 26, 2010

Tools for the truck driver

“Drivers can visually preview their trip on-screen, get a mental image of where they’re going, and then use the audio directions to navigate them in....More
Oct 25, 2010

Improving the truck efficiency blueprint

“We believe we can avoid any major cost increases to meet the standards until 2017. But then we’re going to need new systems like waste heat recovery....More
Oct 22, 2010

Dealing with DEF

Truck makers relying on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to get their vehicles into compliance with 2010 emission rules are finding out....More
Oct 21, 2010

The cost of emissions

I just recently listened to an interesting presentation by Tom Marangon, managing director of Baumot UK, which makes diesel particulate filters (DPF....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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