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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
Aug 27, 2010

The cost of crashes

“This study highlights the magnitude of the problem of crash-related injuries from a cost perspective, and the numbers are staggering.” –Dr. Grant....More
Aug 26, 2010

Examining SCR

“These are some pretty impressive numbers.” –Ralph Stockmayer, manager of sustainability, Penske Truck Leasing I had the chance to sit in on a....More
Aug 25, 2010

The equipment side of CSA 2010

“We’re not sure of all the fleets out there – especially the 10 to 20 truck operators – fully understand the equipment implications of the new CSA....More
Aug 24, 2010

Upgrading ujoints

“As more aerodynamic improvements are added to trucks and trailers, they are creating a bigger ‘tunnel effect’ under the vehicle, significantly....More
Aug 23, 2010

Betting on biomethane

“The main goal of this project is help the city of Flint, MI, basically get all the fuel for their vehicles for free.” –Brenda Lemke, Kettering....More
Aug 20, 2010

Debating distracted driving

“We are mining this vast storehouse of information to help fleets improve safety and efficiency, reduce distracted driving incidents and save lives....More
Aug 19, 2010

The flow of freight, the flow of data

“The movement of data through the global supply chain is now as important as the movement of freight.” –Bill Todd, business development manager,....More
Aug 18, 2010

It’s not the same old trailer anymore

“The old traditional trailer designs using different metals – i.e. aluminum in lieu of steel – and cutting corners to reduce weight have been....More
Aug 17, 2010

I take a stab at logistics

Memorial Day, May 31, 2010: Hot – blazing hot, actually. It’s so hot that despite drinking water and Gatorade nonstop for 10 hours, I haven’t....More
Aug 16, 2010

Counting carbon in transportation

“The sector as a whole needs to transform and realize the opportunity to make a profound impact on the environment and the business benefits to....More
Aug 13, 2010

“Ground control to Major CARB …”

“We can be a valuable resource to CARB in providing real world data on the impact of regulations.” –Patrick O'Connor, U.S. legislative counsel for....More
Aug 12, 2010

Marine highways get more funding

“Making better use of our rivers and coastal routes offers an intelligent way to relieve some of the biggest challenges we face in transportation –....More
Aug 11, 2010

Cyber war and you

“Cyberspace is actually … mundane. It’s the laptop you or your kid carries to school, the desktop computer at work. It’s a drab windowless building....More
Aug 06, 2010

Improving safety through wireless connections

“Tomorrow’s vehicles will one day be able to talk to each other to avoid accidents.” –Jim Vondale, director, Ford Automotive Safety Office Here’s a....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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