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Oct 01, 2007

Focus on health

"Clearly, have the final responsibility to eat right and exercise. But the stress out on the road, the lack of time to exercise, all contribute to....More
Sep 28, 2007

Staying strong

"Are they the lucky ones ? That‘s what you‘re thinking, isn‘t it? We‘re a long way from home. We‘ve jumped way beyond the red line, into un-chartered....More
Sep 27, 2007

Swing for the fence

"The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do." --Longfellow When Peter Dannecker, director....More
Sep 25, 2007

Small details, big impact

"Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies." -- Mother Teresa Had an interesting chat with Allan Berger, vice....More
Sep 24, 2007

Driving Tommy style

Thomas "Tommy" Lawlor is one of those people reporters like me love to meet. A gregarious Irish taxi driver with a colorful past, Tommy became a....More
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
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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