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Jan 04, 2008

Frogs in a pot

There‘s a well-used example in scientific circles about the perils of adapting to short-term change while missing the big picture. That‘s what “frogs....More
Jan 02, 2008

The brand shuffle

“Brand names should mean something.” -Jim Walton I‘ve been doing a lot of thinking lately (a dangerous occupation for me, I know) about the General....More
Dec 31, 2007

Crystal ball gazing

“The stock market has forecast nine of the last five recessions.” -Paul A. Samuelson It‘s a pretty funny quote, but also a true one in its way,....More
Dec 28, 2007

Focus on drivers

Despite all the gizmos we‘re packing onto today‘s commercial on-highway trucks - roll stability control, air disc brakes, etc. - the fact remains....More
Dec 27, 2007

FedEx vs. The IRS

“Taxation has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.” -Will Rogers Like almost every large company in the U.S. tries to do....More
Dec 26, 2007

Lawsuits and liability insurance

“The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself....More
Dec 21, 2007

Numbers & Souls

“Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you are talking about - they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this....More
Dec 20, 2007

The waiting game

“He stopped to capture a wagon train. And what was a wagon train compared to the tremendous issues we had at stake?” -General Robert E. Lee The above....More
Dec 19, 2007

Calendar time

I love the truck calendars I start getting around this time of year. Regular as clockwork, they start appearing in my mailbox - chock full of spit-....More
Dec 18, 2007

Tracking trailers

You know, trailer security is a pretty big issue in this country, although it rarely makes the headlines. That‘s a direct result in the booming....More
Dec 14, 2007

Administrative focus

“One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” --Arnold Glasgow. There's no getting around it....More
Dec 13, 2007

Hours, safety, and sense

“Never give in: Never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense....More
Dec 11, 2007

Ye Olde Minivan

It‘s a quintessential American product that‘s rapidly disappearing from the model lists of U.S. automakers: the minivan. Though small vans existed....More
Dec 10, 2007

SOS on HOS

"Oh, I knew there'd be hell to pay/but that crossed my mind a little too late." -- Dierks Bentley So we may finally get a glimpse of what changes -....More
Dec 07, 2007

The Oklahoma Crew

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” - Shakespeare‘s Henry V As luck would have it, I got to look inside the working life of today‘s diesel....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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