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Sep 08, 2008

Contracting value - or trouble

“Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it.” -Peter Drucker One of the reasons I....More
Sep 05, 2008

Energy and our future

“Right now, the United States imports about 70% of its oil from overseas. At the same time, billions of dollars that we spend on all that foreign oil....More
Sep 04, 2008

Pricing and costs

“It's not the load that breaks you down - it's the way you carry it.” -Lou Holtz, former college football coach Everybody is struggling to come to....More
Sep 03, 2008

Farewell, Snowman

“Every dream I ever dreamed came true in my life. I got to write hit songs... And I got to be on phonograph records... I‘m a cotton mill boy, and I....More
Sep 02, 2008

A honkin‘ hunk o‘ truck

“This is a dream come true. I have driven big rigs for more than 20 years, and I can honestly say that this is one of the highlights of my....More
Aug 29, 2008

Steel & Chrome

"Look at all that steel and chrome!" --One driver speaking to another at a recent "pride....More
Aug 28, 2008

Virtual truck training

“I try to relate what we‘re doing with truck driver training to the philosophy of the Navy SEALs: make the training tougher than the real operations....More
Aug 27, 2008

The eagle rises

“I tell my students to be precise in everything they do - from their pre-trip inspections, to hooking up their airlines, making sure all their lights....More
Aug 26, 2008

Trailers in transition

“These are challenging times in this industry. I spend most of my time on airplanes, trying to find people willing to buy equipment. There‘s a lot of....More
Aug 25, 2008

Lights, camera, trucking

“It‘s all about freedom. About getting that feeling of the highway, with no one looking over your shoulder, just you and the truck. I can turn off....More
Aug 22, 2008

Betting on better brakes

“When you add up the attributes, we think it‘s the way to go.” -Jerry Warmkessel, marketing product manager, Mack Trucks So I attended a press....More
Aug 21, 2008

Where rubber meets retread

“It‘s pretty simple when you lay the facts out about retreads to fleets: they‘ll save them a lot of dad-gum money.” -Robert “Bobby” Ford, assistant....More
Aug 20, 2008

Semper Fi, Sarge

“We are giving back to a soldier and his wife for the sacrifices they have made for our country. Ultimately what we are doing for Staff Sergeant Karl....More
Aug 19, 2008

Customer service training

“If you wish to prosper, let your customer prosper... When people have learned this lesson, everyone will seek his individual welfare in the general....More
Aug 18, 2008

It‘s safer out there

“As these new statistics show, we are making progress, but far too many of our friends, neighbors and family members are still getting killed or....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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