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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
Aug 02, 2011

Self-deception behind the wheel

Insurance giant Allstate Corp. recently conducted a representative survey adult motorists in the U.S. and came up some findings that won’t surprise....More
Aug 01, 2011

Calculating the consequences

“From a public policy perspective, this is a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing.” –Pete Ruane, president,....More
Jul 29, 2011

Uncertainty rules the day

”It is apparent the economy has still not committed to either continued growth or a real decline. There have been some positive signs from the latest....More
Jul 28, 2011

“Eco-driving” for fuel savings

“The 24% fuel reduction that fleets can achieve through eco-driving has a real impact on the bottom line.” –Jason Palmer, president, SmartDrive....More
Jul 27, 2011

Fine-tuning for the future

“The chaos and complexity of this new world era is posing supply and demand challenges that threaten economic growth.” –Jeffrey Joerres, chairman and....More
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Trucks at Work: Sean Kilcarr comments on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry.

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