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Feb 22, 2008

The meaning of million milers

Recently, LTL carrier New Penn celebrated the achievement of one million miles driven without a preventable accident by 21 of its drivers and gave....More
Feb 21, 2008

Better batteries

To make hybrid technology even more viable for commercial vehicles - especially for Class 8 trucks - it‘s all going to come down to the batteries....More
Feb 20, 2008

Keeping your brand alive

You know, when you begin talking about “brand names” and all the advertising and hoopla that goes along with them, most people start rolling their....More
Feb 19, 2008

The big drop

"Listen to the wind blow/watch the sun rise. Listen to the wind blow/down comes the night." --Fleetwood Mac So it's official now, with the numbers....More
Feb 18, 2008

The micromanager

“The great corrupter of public man is the ego ... looking at the mirror distracts one‘s attention from the problem.” --Dean Acheson, secretary of....More
Feb 15, 2008

The diagnostic dilemma

So, I‘m sitting in this cavernous meeting room cheek-by-jowl with reporters and fleet managers at the Technology....More
Feb 14, 2008

Trailers for the future

I met with Mark Roush recently at the Technology....More
Feb 13, 2008

Simulator time

I take the corner a little too fast, forcing me to widen the arc of my big rig‘s turn to prevent a rollover. The wheel is heavy by this point,....More
Feb 12, 2008

"The Godfather"

“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.” -Emile Zola. Pictures just don‘t do justice to “The Godfather.”....More
Feb 11, 2008

Dealing with recession

“When someone says that the free market isn't working, what he means is that he doesn't like the way the free market is working.” --Nicolas Martin OK....More
Feb 06, 2008

Captains of the highway

I‘m sure you‘ve seen or at least heard about the “Share the Road” campaign organized by the American Trucking Association (ATA) and funded by....More
Feb 05, 2008

Hybrid expansion

Got a chance to spend some time with Eric Smith this week: Eaton Corp.‘s chief engineer for special projects and hybrid-electric systems. Right now,....More
Feb 04, 2008

Activating safety

“Courage is being scared to death ... but saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne. You can hear the tires scream as we corner around the orange cones at a....More
Feb 01, 2008

Will it work?

So New York City is gearing up to be one of the first U.S. cities (I think - if anyone knows different, please correct me!) to try out “congestion....More
Jan 31, 2008

Tallow in the crankcase

Animal fat - the nasty gloop that clogs up our arteries, yet makes fried chicken just so scrumptious! - has long been consider a source material to....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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