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Aug 31, 2011

Hybrid plug-in buses, ahoy!

“We expect to be able to reduce the energy consumption in a city bus by up to 65% carbon-dioxide emissions by more than 75% with a plug-in hybrid....More
Aug 30, 2011

From mistakes to success

“Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, that you are moving toward your....More
Aug 26, 2011

It's mobile exhibit time!

“We use this tractor-trailer to engage our fleet and owner-operator customers in a discussion about the importance of lubricants and coolants to....More
Aug 25, 2011

Returning to our shores?

“There’s a constant appetite for energy and that will drive up oil prices in the future. As a result of high energy prices, transportation will cost....More
Aug 24, 2011

Holy calamities! Earthquakes, hurricanes ... and traffic!

“While automobile travel is expected to increase slightly, if recent declines in gasoline prices continue through Labor Day, we could see an increase....More
Aug 22, 2011

Ford and Toyota join hybrid forces

“This is the kind of collaborative effort that is required to address the big global challenges of energy independence and environmental....More
Aug 16, 2011

Fitting out “back office support” for EVs

“A malicious cyber attack on electric vehicle infrastructure could potentially result in brownouts or stranded vehicles, and any failure in smart....More
Aug 15, 2011

Betting on the “big three”

“Only passions – great passions – can elevate the soul to great things.” –Denis Diderot Jerry Osteryoung, professor emeritus of finance with the....More
Aug 12, 2011

Worse off than we thought

“Part of the problem is bad policies. We’ve forgotten what we’ve learned about economics. Our initial monetary policy in 2008, such as TARP , played....More
Aug 11, 2011

Bonus time is ticking away …

“There’s a misconception that fleets must purchase their trucks in order to take advantage of the tax savings available from the federal legislation....More
Aug 10, 2011

Trucks blamed for traffic congestion … again

It’s inevitable, I suppose, that truckers yet again are getting blamed by motorists for all the traffic congestion out there on our roadways – even....More
Aug 09, 2011

Can “smarter” cities trump the “feral” trend?

“By overcoming silos in the way we think, we are able to better visualize how our city systems work together and develop policies that achieve....More
Aug 05, 2011

A future filled with “feral” cities?

"With the phenomenon of mega-cities exploding, particularly in the developing world, some cities now consume more than their states can provide....More
Aug 04, 2011

Oil price outlook: DISLIKE!

“Oil prices are dictated by supply and demand, and all signs point to modest oil demand growth and uncertain supply. Barring a strong economic shock....More
Aug 03, 2011

Thieves stalking more light truck models

Before I dive into this topic, it should be noted right at the outset that vehicle thefts in the U.S. are dropping. Preliminary statistics gathered....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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