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Apr 12, 2010

Taste test of ‘the best’

“We are trying to tell the world about our great coffee program.” –Tim Purcell, director of merchandising, Pilot Travel Centers You may remember way....More
Apr 09, 2010

State tax policy & trucking

“States do not enact changes in a vacuum – every time they increase the cost of doing business in their state, their state brand immediately loses....More
Apr 08, 2010

CSA delay is smart, I say

“The launch of CSA 2010 on November 30, 2010 will significantly improve the way the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and its state....More
Apr 07, 2010

Piecing together the EV puzzle

“To make electrification really work for our customers – and that means our customers and society attaining the maximum value of this alternative....More
Apr 06, 2010

“The Internet of Things”

“In a 4G world, wireless will connect everything. There's really no limit to the number of connections that can be part of the mobile grid: vehicles....More
Apr 05, 2010

Touring truckstops with “Cliff”

“John is not your typical Hollywood type. He brings energy, wit and insight that we hope will help inform viewers across the country that we are an....More
Apr 02, 2010

The other fuel economy shoe

“These historic new standards set ambitious, but achievable, fuel economy requirements for the automotive industry that will also encourage new and....More
Apr 01, 2010

Focus on fuel economy mandates begins

“This report highlights the immense number of variables, complexity and multi-dimensional aspects to reducing fuel consumption in commercial vehicles....More
Mar 31, 2010

The cost of snow

“Although snow days often conjure happy childhood memories, this study makes it crystal clear that they have a tangible and serious negative impact....More
Mar 30, 2010

A troubadour for truckers

“I was a driver myself for a while, and people out there just don’t know the sacrifices truckers make to deliver everything we live on. That’s why I....More
Mar 29, 2010

Cautious optimism in the air

“We’re getting good feelings out in the market, that the economic outlook is growing more positive. But the jury is still going to be out for another....More
Mar 26, 2010

A very deserving winner

“This contest isn’t just about getting ‘back on the road.’ It’s more about getting ‘back to my life’ for a truck driver.” –Dave Nemo, Sirius XM radio....More
Mar 25, 2010

Sights and sounds of the show

There’s a lot going on here at the 2010 Mid America Trucking Show (or “MATS” as we tired hacks refer to it) in terms of new product rollouts, updates....More
Mar 24, 2010

Changing to survive and thrive

“There ain’t no way … but the hard way … so get used to it!” –Airbourne I dropped by Mercer Transportation this week to talk with Dale Corum (seen....More
Mar 23, 2010

Travelin’ on down to Louisville

It’s the traditional rite of spring for trucking reporters near and far – travelin’ on down to Louisville, Kentucky for the annual Mid America....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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