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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
Aug 15, 2008

Ready, steady success

“The absolutely number one thing we focus on is providing top notch service to the customer. If we didn‘t provide that, we wouldn‘t be nearly the....More
Aug 14, 2008

Professional-grade pride

“When I got into this industry in the 1980s, I wouldn‘t tell people I was a truck driver - I‘d just say I drove for a living. But as time has gone on....More
Aug 13, 2008

Dealing with the credit crunch

“Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.” -President Herbert Hoover, from a speech given at Des....More
Aug 12, 2008

Fatigue ... and death

“I don‘t remember it happening because I fell asleep at the wheel, but when I woke up we were in an accident.” -Candy Baldwin, as told to the....More
Aug 11, 2008

Fatal fall

“It is a tragic loss for the Mountaire family, because it is a close-knit company. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will be assisting....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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