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Feb 17, 2011

Setting the truck sales mark

"We are encouraged by the continuing improvement in Class 8 and medium-duty truck orders during the past several months.” –W. M. "Rusty" Rush,....More
Feb 16, 2011

An anti-fatigue “app”?

“If we are to reduce the number of road-traffic accidents related to fatigue and lack of sleep, motorists must be advised to take breaks and avoiding....More
Feb 11, 2011

It’s “go time” for trailer aerodynamics

“It’s just amazing how aerodynamic options are flourishing now for trailers.” –Sean Graham, president, Freight Wing Had a chance to catch up with....More
Feb 10, 2011

The little stuff adds up

“The customer is always looking for more ways to save money.” –Tom DeHaven, senior manager of driveshaft products, Dana Holding Corp. If there’s been....More
Feb 09, 2011

Thinking inside the box

“Just getting 100 extra pounds of freight on our trailers equals $6.5 million in extra revenue per year; that’s why logistics equipment like this is....More
Feb 08, 2011

It all comes back to the driver

“Of course, it comes down to getting our drivers to drive the truck right to achieve … fuel savings.” –Mesilla Valley Transportation executive vice....More
Feb 07, 2011

Transportation at a crossroads

“Transport is fundamental to our economies, to the movement of goods in the single market, and to citizens as they enjoy their freedom to travel.” –....More
Feb 03, 2011

Showing off the present … and the future

Got a chance to visit the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last month, chock full of all sorts of interesting stuff....More
Feb 02, 2011

It’s all interconnected now

“Oil pricing is much more in line with the equity markets now and far less subject to traditional supply-and-demand pressures. Oil prices – and the....More
Jan 27, 2011

Talking hybrids

“This is the best of both worlds – advanced clean diesel engines with near zero emissions coupled with hybrid powertrains that capture and recycle....More
Jan 26, 2011

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all …

So one of my good compatriots in the trucking reporter pool recently told me about this “insane rally car driver” by the name of Ken Block one day –....More
Jan 25, 2011

The “war” for talents

“In the past, companies were faced with a war for talent. Now that has evolved into a war for talents because in this new reality, employers require....More
Jan 24, 2011

The fuel efficiency future

“The uncertainty of gas prices, combined with the government-mandated increase in Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), has most automakers....More
Jan 21, 2011

A look back, a look forward

“The whole transportation environment has changed so drastically since we started out in 1986 that it’s almost like a totally different industry now....More
Jan 20, 2011

Traffic, traffic everywhere … and no relief in sight

"There is no rigid prescription – no 'best way' – to address congestion problems. The most effective strategy is one where agency actions are....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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