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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
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
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