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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
Dec 09, 2008

Big build

“We will create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway....More
Dec 08, 2008

Cash is king

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.” –Hugh Miller You know, when you look at the economic environment trucking is operating in....More
Dec 05, 2008

Are we ready?

“Nuclear terrorism is still a preventable catastrophe and it is our duty to stop nuclear trafficking and reaffirm the vision of a world free of....More
Dec 04, 2008

“Mad Max” returns

“Their leaders talked, and talked, and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche.” –from the movie “The Road Warrior” So I’m noodling around the....More
Dec 03, 2008

Oh, the irony

“What exposes us to failure now is not our product lineup, or our business plan, or our employees’ ability to work hard, or our long-term strategy....More
Dec 02, 2008

Still the best policy?

“Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty; a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a....More
Dec 01, 2008

Mumbai and us

“We anticipate a world in which countries, nation-states, governments, will have less control over what goes on within their own territory than they....More
Nov 26, 2008

Why the hoopla?

“This questionnaire they’ve been giving to people who are thinking about signing up for a government job is extremely invasive.” --David Gergen, CNN....More
Nov 25, 2008

The new chief

“The future productivity and mobility needs of the nation depend on surface transportation. Without a reasonable solution, our long-term economic....More
Nov 24, 2008

Hero in a truck

“ A lot of people make sports stars out to be some kind of heroes. But if you ask me, people who don’t seek the limelight and risk their personal....More
Nov 21, 2008

Lunch with Daimler

“The outlook – especially for the U.S. market – is clear: we’re in for a rough ride.” –Andreas Renschler, head of the global truck division for....More
Nov 20, 2008

An intermodalist's view

“Any realistic discussion of the future of global transportation in this century … requires an understanding of the dramatic changes that have....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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