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Sep 17, 2007

Narrow roads

So we're screaming up the N-52 "highway" from Limerick to Mullingar, crossing the midlands of Ireland at 100 kilometers per hour -- what that is in....More
Sep 13, 2007

To trod the old sod

So I am here in Ireland, the land where 75% of my ancestors came from. And I can see from Dublin's airport all the different trucks used to support....More
Sep 12, 2007

Choosing your road

"Shut your eyes ... and think of somewhere ..." --Snow Patrol I'd like to share with you a speech given by James E. Queen, group vice president-....More
Sep 11, 2007

That day

"One should be able to see things as hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise." --F. Scott Fitzgerald. I remember it like yesterday,....More
Sep 10, 2007

True heroes

"There's strong. And then there's Army strong." --U.S. Army recruiting advertisement You've probably seen and heard that line more than a few times....More
Sep 07, 2007

Here they come ...

After much gnashing of teeth and rhetoric, Mexican trucks are on their way. Last night (about 9:05 p.m. to be precise about it) the Federal Motor....More
Sep 05, 2007

Changing the game

"Knowledge must come through action." --Sophocles Mention the name "Wal-Mart" in mixed company and you'll usually get a lot of grumpy, mean looks....More
Sep 04, 2007

The Five Ps

"Prior planning prevents poor performance." --Mike James Those words of wisdom were drummed into me over 12 years ago by (in my opinion) one of the....More
Aug 31, 2007

We are all immigrants

"A man's greatest enemies are his own apathy and stubborness." --Frank Tyger There's been a huge amount of debate -- much of it couched in violent....More
Aug 29, 2007

Home Sweet Sleeper

A special treat came my way last week when I met up with Tom and Debbie Berkel to tour their brand new Double Eagle sleeper -- more like a house than....More
Aug 28, 2007

Management by emotion

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?" --Frank Scully Trucking is simply not the kind of industry where you want to throw around....More
Aug 27, 2007

A bad year gets worse

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it....More
Aug 24, 2007

Throttle & Position

Five seconds after the stock car engines turned over, I knew I'd made a huge, HUGE mistake ... and there wasn't a thing I could do about it. I'd run....More
Aug 22, 2007

Building trucks

"Consistency is the key." -- Roy Sanders I got to spend the good part of a day with Roy, taking a tour of International Truck....More
Aug 20, 2007

Mexican moratorium

"Personal feelings don't make for good politics, legal decisions, or business deals." --Roger Zelazny There's a crescendo of emotion swirling around....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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