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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
Aug 05, 2010

Acquiring AFVs

“The financial decision weighs on whether or not the investment in the truck equipment will generate a higher return than alternative investments,....More
Aug 04, 2010

Video tool for preventing rollovers

“Cargo tank rollovers are among the most serious types of large truck crashes, often resulting in fatalities and serious highway infrastructure....More
Aug 03, 2010

The pilferage of pickups

“Pickups are a group to watch. Though in many cases it’s tough to pinpoint exactly why a vehicle becomes a theft target, investigators tell us big....More
Aug 02, 2010

The “cognitive dissonance” of distraction

"Our brains aren't designed to perform two cognitively complex tasks at the same time, such as driving while having a cell phone conversation. The....More
Jul 29, 2010

Watching freight’s fundamentals

"The levels of uncertainty cited about prospects for both U.S. and global economies over the next year show that companies are still carefully....More
Jul 28, 2010

Tolls over taxes?

“Tolling is about giving people choices, which adds to its appeal. Historically toll roads have been constructed where there also are non-toll....More
Jul 27, 2010

Another HOS shoe drops

“Everyone has a role in the movement of freight. As partners in our transportation system let's draw on our commitment to doing what’s right and our....More
Jul 26, 2010

Answering the efficiency/performance question

“The new Explorer needed to deliver the fuel economy today's customers want, combined with the performance, capability and empowerment they expect....More
Jul 23, 2010

The state of trucking’s freight picture

“We’re at another interesting inflection point in our outlook. While we don’t think we’ll see a double-dip recession, we do project the overall....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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