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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
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
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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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