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Apr 24, 2008

Pick up the trash!

“West Virginia spends more than $1 million annually to remove litter from state highways.” -West Virginia Department of Transportation annual report....More
Apr 23, 2008

Sipping standards

“Our goal is to save fuel, not endanger jobs.” -Mary Peters, U.S. Transportation Secretary So, the Department of Transportation (DOT) officially gave....More
Apr 22, 2008

Steady as he goes

“Don‘t give up the ship. Fight her till she sinks.” - Capt. James Lawrence, U.S.S. Chesapeake I‘ve seen the same grim, steely determination that no....More
Apr 21, 2008

Brand as mantra

“A business exists because the consumer is willing to pay you his money. You run a business to satisfy the consumer. That isn‘t marketing. That goes....More
Apr 18, 2008

First look

“Unprecedented high diesel fuel prices, continued softness of freight demand, weaker demand in the used equipment sales market, and worse than normal....More
Apr 17, 2008

Ah, the small details ...

So I am cranking down I-15 south out of Las Vegas, heading for Palm Springs, California, a few years back. I‘d just given a lousy speech about the....More
Apr 16, 2008

Cost hurdles grow

“Red-hot steel prices, combined with record diesel fuel costs, are making construction unaffordable.” --Ken Simonson, chief economist for the....More
Apr 15, 2008

Hunting for vets

“The men and women of the Armed Forces have all the motivation and tools necessary to move successfully from the military into many areas within our....More
Apr 14, 2008

Changing behavior

“Wise men read very sharply all of your private history in your look and gait and behavior.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Changing your behavior - especially....More
Apr 11, 2008

Staying focused

“They‘ve invested in hiring and training employees to serve the growing needs of today‘s owner-operators and truck fleets.” --Mike Conroy, director....More
Apr 10, 2008

Crunch time

“Without an adequate transportation system, the nation‘s economic growth is at risk.” --Janet F. Kavinoky, executive director, Americans for....More
Apr 09, 2008

Tough haul

“The trucking industry is experiencing the highest prolonged fuel prices in history.” -Bill Graves, president and CEO, American Trucking Associations....More
Apr 08, 2008

Rewarding safety

“We have to be creative with our customers and our drivers as well.” Matthew “Bo” Bates, Vice President, The Evans Network I‘m a big admirer of....More
Apr 07, 2008

Surveying your workers

We have more information now than we can use, and less knowledge and understanding than we need. Indeed, we seem to collect information because we....More
Apr 04, 2008

The Mercer Way

“Retention is Job #1.” -One of many mantras emblazoned on the walls at Mercer Transportation I look forward to my annual visit to Mercer....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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