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Jan 25, 2008

Ferry time

You trundle down Route 5 long enough in James County, VA, and you‘ll hit the James River - a broad expanse of water where some of the very first....More
Jan 24, 2008

The hits keep coming

“We continue to believe that FedEx Ground‘s owner-operators are properly classified, and the business remains fundamentally strong.” --Frederick....More
Jan 23, 2008

Truckload tsunami

“Insanity is doing what you‘ve always done, the way you‘ve always done it, and expecting things to get better.” -Bill Abberger. There‘s been a slowly....More
Jan 22, 2008

Fairfax's finest

OK. So the Dow Jones index has plunged nearly 500 points as I sit down to write this. The U.S. economy is clearly in a recession now as stock values....More
Jan 21, 2008

Bit by bit

“Thinking green can no longer be a choice in the business world when looking toward the future. Smart businesses are looking over the horizon, and....More
Jan 18, 2008

Snow daze

“They‘re actually trying to pass snow plows, which is not a good idea.” Deborah Cox, spokesperson for the Virginia State Police. I love winter,....More
Jan 17, 2008

Seat belt conundrum

“Did you know that ‘if‘ is the middle word in ‘life‘?” -Walter Kurtz, Apocalypse Now Everyone knows that wearing a seat belt in a motor vehicles....More
Jan 16, 2008

Bye, bye fines

The death-knell has sounded for Virginia‘s controversial abusive driver fines, so for all the readers that thought these were a bad idea, your wish....More
Jan 15, 2008

Clear communications

“Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes We live in such an electronic-driven age today....More
Jan 14, 2008

Getting organized

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” -A. A. Milne, author. It‘s a boring subject,....More
Jan 11, 2008

The negative impression

“It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done.” --Samuel Johnson I loved every....More
Jan 09, 2008

Getting good sense

“I‘ve noticed that some of the other candidates are almost scornful of the word, the implication being that if you‘re hopeful you must be naïve. That....More
Jan 08, 2008

Keeping it clean

I‘m sort of a neat freak when it comes to keeping our family cars clean and tidy (which will surprise the hell out of my college roommates, no doubt....More
Jan 07, 2008

Teaching the trade

Had a nice chat the other day with Steven Anderson, corporate director for safety at DiSilva Transportation, which owns a number of trucking....More
Jan 04, 2008

Frogs in a pot

There‘s a well-used example in scientific circles about the perils of adapting to short-term change while missing the big picture. That‘s what “frogs....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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