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Apr 25, 2011

Transforming old tires

Truckers know well the value of retreading their tires – and you can visit the Retread Tire Association to get more facts about the inherent savings....More
Apr 22, 2011

Testing makes perfect

“What gets measured gets improved.” –Robin S. Sharma, author of The Greatness Guide: Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class It’s a well-known....More
Apr 19, 2011

Eco-marathon time

“There are a lot of really smart and innovative fuel-efficient ideas to be seen on and off the track.” –Anthony Bernier, a member of Quebec’s....More
Apr 18, 2011

Getting “back to normal”

“Our industry has taken many punches. In addition to the economic downturn, we’ve had to weather a series of regulatory changes that magnified the....More
Apr 15, 2011

A “control freak” for light trucks

“The best crash is the crash you avoid.” –Bret Dick, GMC performance engineer Light trucks are getting safer and safer to drive these days for a....More
Apr 13, 2011

Public safety vehicle rodeo

It’s not every day you get to see police vehicles and fire trucks in action – and usually, when they are in action, it means bad things are happening....More
Apr 12, 2011

From carpet to … engine cylinder covers?

“The carpet underfoot in homes sometimes ends up in strange places, and now landed in another unique spot – the cylinder head covers on some Ford....More
Apr 08, 2011

Make trucking hay while the rate sun shines

“We expect the ongoing capacity constraints and expected seasonal pickup in second quarter demand to produce a healthy spot market in upcoming weeks....More
Apr 07, 2011

Say hello to "autonomous vehicles"

In strictly technical terminology, they’re called “autonomous vehicles” or “AVs,” but of course in this reporter’s opinion, “robot trucks” seems to....More
Apr 06, 2011

Why are traffic deaths on the downswing?

“The decrease in traffic fatalities is a good sign.” –NHTSA Administrator David Strickland Yes, indeed, the nosedive in traffic fatalities over the....More
Apr 05, 2011

Innovation just keeps on trucking

On the surface, at least, one didn’t see a lot of new iron revealed at the 2011 Mid America Trucking Show as in past years. Yet by digging a little....More
Apr 04, 2011

Meeting of the transportation minds

“Transport is intrinsic to societal activity, and one of its greatest enablers. But all too often transport is taken for granted societal demands on....More
Mar 30, 2011

A trip down to Mercer town

“We think there’s a misunderstanding about CSA out there in the law enforcement community that’s hurting the driver.” –Dale Corum, general manager,....More
Mar 29, 2011

Knights of the highway roll still …

“We’re not the ‘knights of the highway’ in the minds of people anymore, are we? Yet everything we’ve done as an industry over the last four decades....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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