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May 16, 2008

Road trip memories

The snow started when Big Jake and I crossed into Ohio, slowing traffic to a crawl and making the both of us more than a little nervous, since our....More
May 15, 2008

Better days?

“Despite a continuing weak freight environment, Landstar continued to increase its revenue ... continues to generate outstanding returns.” -Henry....More
May 14, 2008

Throttling back

“Given the extremely high gas prices and life-saving benefits of slowing down, we urge the public to ease off the accelerator.” -Christopher J....More
May 13, 2008

Setting boundaries

“One‘s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” -Michael J. Fox Here‘s a....More
May 12, 2008

Merciless mother nature

“It looks like a war zone. Some homes have fallen in, some homes have lost roofs and some are now just slabs.” -Michelann Ooten, spokeswoman for the....More
May 08, 2008

“Cat” power

“The cat has too much spirit to have no heart.” -Ernest Menaul For years, I‘d always thought dogs were a trucker‘s best friend - a view borne out by....More
May 07, 2008

Learning from Britain

“Too many new drivers are involved in road accidents and are not properly prepared for driving alone. It is time for a new approach to learning to....More
May 06, 2008

Time consciousness

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake . . . by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I....More
May 05, 2008

The power of labor

“Shutting down the ports in defiance of the contract and the arbitrator‘s order in no way benefits an already-fragile U.S. economy.” --Steve Getzug,....More
May 02, 2008

10-4, Mahatma ...

“We are not asking trucking companies to do anything differently than they are doing it now - we‘re just offering them an opportunity to do their....More
May 01, 2008

The best of the best

“This is hard work. It‘s a serious job and you really have to be alert out here on the road.” -George Ertel, 41-year veteran driver for Batesville....More
Apr 30, 2008

A technician‘s tale

“We need to raise the profile of our business in the minds of people who may not know they can find well-paying careers as service professionals in....More
Apr 29, 2008

Navigating the challenges

“Continuous improvement is the name of the game.” -Gary Petty, president and CEO, National Private Truck Council We all know it‘s a challenging time....More
Apr 28, 2008

Benchmarking

“Leaders learn by leading, and they learn best by leading in the face of obstacles. As weather shapes mountains, problems shape leaders.” -Warren....More
Apr 25, 2008

Mandatory pass through ... part two

“It‘s all too common for middlemen in the trucking industry to push shippers to pay fuel surcharges, but only pass along a portion of those....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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