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Dec 03, 2010

Shaping the trucks of the future

“Trucking companies succeed through efficiency. End of story.” –John Woodrooffe, director of the transportation safety analysis division at the....More
Dec 02, 2010

Heated rhetoric builds over heavier trucks

“It is fiscally irresponsible as well as morally unethical for Maine DOT officials to be lobbying for extending this dangerous heavy truck project....More
Dec 01, 2010

Will EVs sell?

“It seems the car-shopping public still has a long way to go concerning electric vehicle consideration and understanding the realities of electric....More
Nov 30, 2010

The real worries

“You can’t handle the truth.” –from the movie A Few Good Men It’s funny how one can lose focus on the really important issues of the day, sitting at....More
Nov 29, 2010

Traffic, traffic everywhere …

“Increasing traffic congestion places a tremendous burden on the economy as well as individuals. When traffic congestion increases in a region, it....More
Nov 19, 2010

Snapshots of trucking history

If you think the inclusion of a classic Diamond-T truck within the confines of a Peterbilt dealership’s annual calendar is surprising, think again,....More
Nov 18, 2010

The “sticker shock” problem

“Fuel economy mandates attempt to push more efficient designs and technologies into the new vehicle marketplace. as a practical matter, unless fuel....More
Nov 17, 2010

Our “third world” nation

“It’s interesting coming back to a third world country.” –Congressman James Oberstar, outgoing chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on....More
Nov 16, 2010

“Want some gridlock with that turkey?”

"This improvement, along with a strong desire to spend time with friends and family, is expected to propel a significant increase in Thanksgiving....More
Nov 15, 2010

The need for EVs

“When you consider that light-duty electric vehicles have a per mile cost of operation 70% to 80% lower than petroleum-powered light duty vehicles,....More
Nov 12, 2010

Lean, mean … and solvent

“Employing the lean logistics business model to reduce risk and drive ROI remains very popular even as the global economy revives.” –Simon Clark,....More
Nov 11, 2010

Trucking salute on Veteran's Day

“War, disguise it as you may, is a dirty, shoddy business.” –Winston Churchill We’ve been at war for nearly a decade now, the U.S. and many of its....More
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
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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