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Mar 04, 2008

Thinner may be better

Talked with Mark Betner recently, manager of heavy-duty lubricants for Citgo, at the Technology....More
Mar 03, 2008

Customer service details

"To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of....More
Feb 29, 2008

Moving used iron

“Buying used trucks can make good business sense.” -Jason Cluck Spent some time talking with Jason Cluck, branch manager for Arrow Truck Sales in....More
Feb 28, 2008

Ed Cole, where are you?

“Kick the hell out of the status quo.” -Motto of Ed Cole, master automotive engineer If you are a car enthusiast, you know who Edward Nicholas Cole....More
Feb 27, 2008

No brainer

“We need to encourage fleets to invest in safety systems. We need to make the decision to purchase this technology easier.” -Stephen Campbell,....More
Feb 26, 2008

Snowbound!

Snow is a familiar sight to any trucker that‘s plied Interstate 80 that links Nevada and Northern California over the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountain....More
Feb 25, 2008

Trust

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don‘t trust enough.” -Frank Crane This is the reef where driver....More
Feb 22, 2008

The meaning of million milers

Recently, LTL carrier New Penn celebrated the achievement of one million miles driven without a preventable accident by 21 of its drivers and gave....More
Feb 21, 2008

Better batteries

To make hybrid technology even more viable for commercial vehicles - especially for Class 8 trucks - it‘s all going to come down to the batteries....More
Feb 20, 2008

Keeping your brand alive

You know, when you begin talking about “brand names” and all the advertising and hoopla that goes along with them, most people start rolling their....More
Feb 19, 2008

The big drop

"Listen to the wind blow/watch the sun rise. Listen to the wind blow/down comes the night." --Fleetwood Mac So it's official now, with the numbers....More
Feb 18, 2008

The micromanager

“The great corrupter of public man is the ego ... looking at the mirror distracts one‘s attention from the problem.” --Dean Acheson, secretary of....More
Feb 15, 2008

The diagnostic dilemma

So, I‘m sitting in this cavernous meeting room cheek-by-jowl with reporters and fleet managers at the Technology....More
Feb 14, 2008

Trailers for the future

I met with Mark Roush recently at the Technology....More
Feb 13, 2008

Simulator time

I take the corner a little too fast, forcing me to widen the arc of my big rig‘s turn to prevent a rollover. The wheel is heavy by this point,....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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