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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
Jul 26, 2011

The broadening sweep of “sustainability”

“It’s a mistake not to look at the opportunities that a strategic sustainability program can bring to private equity and businesses of all shapes and....More
Jul 25, 2011

The long, slow slog

“Clearly, the renewed slowdown in hiring underscores the uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook. The lack of sustained, robust job growth....More
Jul 22, 2011

Clueless in the left lane

“If almost half of drivers don't know that left lane ‘camping’ is illegal that might explain why it seems so common on our freeways.” –Jon Osterberg....More
Jul 21, 2011

Flush those “best practices” …

“I’m convinced that ‘Best Practices’ are often used by people who are afraid, lazy, or simply lack original thought.” –Jim Walton, president....More
Jul 20, 2011

You’ve GOT to be kidding me …

“Civil rights groups felt the need to weigh in because the bill, among many other things, would result in diminished transportation access to seniors....More
Jul 19, 2011

Road support for EVs

“As the electric vehicle market continues to emerge, we need to be ready to help alleviate some ‘range anxiety’ with the ability to provide a charge....More
Jul 18, 2011

Living within our means

“The priorities of the American Taxpayer have been and will be placed ahead of the unchecked desires of some in Washington to spend money that is....More
Jul 15, 2011

Cutting through the economic chop

“During lingering economic pressures and unsteadiness in the general freight markets, intermodal and dedicated contract services once again revealed....More
Jul 14, 2011

Digging into distraction

“Despite all that has been written about driver distraction, there is still a lot that we do not know. Much of the research is incomplete 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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