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Feb 11, 2009

Flatbed innovation

“We’re all in a tough market right now – everyone is just trying to survive. That’s why we’re trying to come up with new ways to build platform....More
Feb 10, 2009

Big yet easy

“It may be a work truck, but it’s got to be a more efficient, comfortable, and productive work truck than ever before.” –David McKenna, powertrain....More
Feb 09, 2009

The pyramid of safety

“A study by Mercedes Truck found that 90% of accidents caused by ‘delayed recognition’ of a situation could be avoided if the driver hit the brakes....More
Feb 06, 2009

Fewer fatalities

“Clearly, the high gasoline prices in the first part of the year and the difficult economy in the second half caused people to drive less, thus....More
Feb 05, 2009

Of TIGER and taxes

“The TIGER team will identify and prioritize key highway, bridge, transit, rail, aviation and intermodal spending. The team also will develop....More
Feb 03, 2009

The dealer’s role

“Despite product differentiators, more responsibility for the customer’s overall brand experience must lie with the dealer and automotive brands are....More
Feb 02, 2009

Making lemonade

“The truck industry is generating good parts and service business due to the aging fleet and the industry is poised to rebound when the general....More
Jan 30, 2009

A trucker’s dream

“I used to listen to these songs when I drove a truck for a living and always imagined myself singing them. This album is something I’ve always....More
Jan 29, 2009

Dire straits

"Ford and the entire auto industry faced an extraordinary slowdown in all major global markets in the fourth quarter that clearly had an impact on....More
Jan 28, 2009

Insurance issue

“Responsible drivers who purchase insurance end up paying for injuries caused by uninsured drivers.” –Elizabeth Sprinkel, senior vice president,....More
Jan 27, 2009

Fuel frustration

“This is putting an unbearable burden on truckers today.” –Billy Sutton, an owner-operator from Batavia NY The burden Billy Sutton is referring to....More
Jan 26, 2009

It ain’t pretty

“So far in 2009, our markets have continued to decline. We anticipate that our markets will decline through at least the second, and possibly the....More
Jan 23, 2009

Working the angles

“If you don’t market yourself, you don’t have a job. And in this economy, that comes home to you in spades.” –Rick Galliher, 1-800-Got-Junk franchise....More
Jan 22, 2009

Optimism is out there

“Despite incredible changes in the economy, small businesses still see vibrant opportunities. That eternal optimism and entrepreneurial spirit in the....More
Jan 21, 2009

Biofuel challenges

“The cost disadvantage of producing biofuels is significantly higher than the benefits achieved from their use. This scenario is unlikely to change....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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