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Sep 20, 2010

Testing time

I got a rare opportunity this past July, to serve as judge and “test driver for Ward’s, Fleet Owner’s sister publication, when its editors decided to....More
Sep 17, 2010

NASCAR driver launches "green" trucker campaign

“I spent three years driving coast to coast and sleeping in truck stops across the country. I gained a lot of respect for truck drivers and now....More
Sep 16, 2010

A tale of trailer tails

“Fleets now understand that they are throwing away millions of dollars annually by not improving the aerodynamics at the rear of their trailers.” –....More
Sep 15, 2010

Not looking so hot by the numbers

“There is not much to feel good about with the August data in terms of the unemployment picture, but there is a silver lining in that still far from....More
Sep 14, 2010

Got trucks? Czech!

I’m heading out on the road this week (to attend and report on … what else??!!! … a trucking conference!) so I thought I’d pare things down today....More
Sep 13, 2010

A van turns fifty …

In an age when long-venerated automotive names and models are rapidly disappearing from the world stage – Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Mercury, to name....More
Sep 10, 2010

We remember

Tomorrow marks nine years since three hijacked planes were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, with a fourth....More
Sep 09, 2010

Redesigning the shop

“It’s about making things easier for customers – and for us as well.” –Chris Anderholm, Area VP for the Carolinas, Penske Truck Leasing, discussing....More
Sep 08, 2010

Grim outlook for North American truck OEMs

“ OEMs, and their suppliers, must focus like never before on whatever is necessary to customize low-cost products for emerging markets. The....More
Sep 07, 2010

The battery bottleneck

“Electric vehicle (EV) batteries need considerable improvement in terms of energy storage capacity, size, weight, and cost. the rapidly developing....More
Sep 03, 2010

A 60-mpg standard?

“Previous fuel economy standards have left huge consumer savings on the table. A 60 mile per gallon standard in 2025 will capture those enormous....More
Sep 02, 2010

Slightly brighter days for truck OEMs

“The 2011 truck is selling well ahead of our initial forecasts.” –Sumio Fukaya, Chairman of Hino Motors Manufacturing and President of Hino Motors....More
Sep 01, 2010

Growing gloom poses worry for freight

“Looking ahead for the job market, there does not seem to be much optimism.” –From a recent Harris Poll was conducted online in the U.S. in August....More
Aug 31, 2010

Contemplating rural connections

“Rural roads are critically important to the success of our industry.” –Marvin Childers, president of The Poultry Federation In the last of three....More
Aug 30, 2010

Crash proof cars?

"We're evolving technologies to develop the capability where vehicles will be able to avoid crashes.” –John Capp, director for gobal active safety....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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