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Feb 02, 2009

Making lemonade

“The truck industry is generating good parts and service business due to the aging fleet and the industry is poised to rebound when the general....More
Jan 30, 2009

A trucker’s dream

“I used to listen to these songs when I drove a truck for a living and always imagined myself singing them. This album is something I’ve always....More
Jan 29, 2009

Dire straits

"Ford and the entire auto industry faced an extraordinary slowdown in all major global markets in the fourth quarter that clearly had an impact on....More
Jan 28, 2009

Insurance issue

“Responsible drivers who purchase insurance end up paying for injuries caused by uninsured drivers.” –Elizabeth Sprinkel, senior vice president,....More
Jan 27, 2009

Fuel frustration

“This is putting an unbearable burden on truckers today.” –Billy Sutton, an owner-operator from Batavia NY The burden Billy Sutton is referring to....More
Jan 26, 2009

It ain’t pretty

“So far in 2009, our markets have continued to decline. We anticipate that our markets will decline through at least the second, and possibly the....More
Jan 23, 2009

Working the angles

“If you don’t market yourself, you don’t have a job. And in this economy, that comes home to you in spades.” –Rick Galliher, 1-800-Got-Junk franchise....More
Jan 22, 2009

Optimism is out there

“Despite incredible changes in the economy, small businesses still see vibrant opportunities. That eternal optimism and entrepreneurial spirit in the....More
Jan 21, 2009

Biofuel challenges

“The cost disadvantage of producing biofuels is significantly higher than the benefits achieved from their use. This scenario is unlikely to change....More
Jan 20, 2009

The moment is here

“Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time....More
Jan 19, 2009

Misreading history

“That was something else they never understood: Lincoln himself. Some might praise him for being flexible, while others called him slippery, when in....More
Jan 16, 2009

Some final thoughts

“Imposing … tougher standards will ensure that new entrants are fully aware and compliant with federal safety regulations, aiding in the continued....More
Jan 15, 2009

Sharp dressed trucks

“They could tell right away … that I was bad to the bone.” –From the song “Bad to the bone” by George Thorogood....More
Jan 14, 2009

Rough going ahead

“Over the next 12 months, markets could experience sharp volatility swings. This is part of the economic cycle correction, speculative and short-term....More
Jan 13, 2009

Building safer roads

“The price of driver error should not be death. We can and must make our roadways safer. That will be our goal as we look to the reauthorization of....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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