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Jun 11, 2010

Sizing up ‘SuperRigs’

“I’ve never been in the Shell SuperRigs contest before and I always wanted to see if I could make it into the calendar – and I figured if I never go....More
Jun 10, 2010

A very commanding vehicle

“I tell you what – this truck makes some very wide turns.” –Charlie Lester, driver of the Maryland State Police incident command vehicle It’s a one-....More
Jun 08, 2010

The engineer’s view

“In the end, all that matters is the customer’s perception.” – Brent Deep, development engineer for full size heavy-duty pickups at General Motors....More
Jun 07, 2010

Riding and driving

So I’m on the road for the next couple of days testing out the new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup truck models from General Motors,....More
Jun 04, 2010

The reality behind the ice road

“It’s a road with a lot of challenges and it takes only two seconds of inattention to get into serious trouble. But we have drivers here that spent....More
Jun 03, 2010

DOT and trucking

“I can assure you that truck transportation is and will remain an essential component of the nation’s freight system.” –Transportation Secretary Ray....More
Jun 02, 2010

Surviving on the highway

“Drivers and other road users must take an active role in safety—their own and that of those sharing the road. Vehicle occupants need to buckle up....More
May 28, 2010

Getting electrified

“The automotive industry will reach a turning point during 2010, as it begins the gradual transition away from the internal combustion engine and....More
May 26, 2010

Sex behind the wheel?

“It is truly unbelievable what people are doing while driving. The results of our survey show that so many people are distracted and doing other....More
May 25, 2010

The real GHG culprits

“The household sector, which accounted for almost a third of total emissions in the U.S. in 2006, has seen no significant gains in emissions....More
May 24, 2010

Meet the “MeRV"

“Trucking really needs to take a hard look at itself – it’s high time to examine this issue of health and wellness in trucking because of the obvious....More
May 21, 2010

Hours of safety

“What these numbers are telling us is that we’re seeing the safety performance intended by the current hours of service rules.” –Rebecca Brewster,....More
May 20, 2010

The worth of work

“There’s nothing wrong with hard work or a dirty job. I can’t tell you how many millionaires I’ve met who are covered in crap.” –Mike Rowe, host of....More
May 19, 2010

Digital humans and trucking

"This software is a new experience – you can get feedback. You can see body strength in real time. You can see fatigue. When you have that ability to....More
May 18, 2010

Megacities, transportation, and you

“Megacities will strive toward creating a sustainable environment by investing in innovative smart city concepts that foster green technologies and....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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