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Jul 16, 2007

Balance required

OK, let me see if I can get this straight. Truck driver Bruce Mendenhall, 56, is charged with killing a young woman at a truck stop and then....More
Jul 11, 2007

Trucks & Life

I spent a good part of my life growing up in the little town of Davis, West Virginia -- a small hamlet inside Canaan Valley, a now extemely popular....More
Jul 09, 2007

A slug's life

"Getting there isn't half the fun; it's all the fun." -- Robert Townsend At its core, all the hoopla about "global warming" can get boiled down to....More
Jul 05, 2007

Common sense

I'm already being taken to task by several readers for backing stiffer penalties and stricter enforcement to help reduce highway crashes in this....More
Jul 03, 2007

Chinese tires

By now you've heard of the battle between NHTSA and New Jersey-based tire importer Foreign Tire Sales (FTS) over the recall of 450,000 Chinese-made....More
Jul 02, 2007

Virginia steps up

Virginia, my home state, is taking a big step this July in terms of levying bigger fines to make the roads safer. Some may call these new fines....More
Jun 19, 2007

Straight up

"Those who know how to win are far more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories." -- Polybius. Might seem a little....More
Jun 15, 2007

Working class heroes

"If the tough guys think you're insane, then that's true toughness." -- Orson Scott Card, The Abyss. I remember when I first heard the words "Reality....More
Jun 14, 2007

Stopping the carnage

"Hope is not a method." -- General Gordon Sullivan (Ret.), U.S. Army I think Sullivan's quote is quite applicable to the siutation we face on our....More
Jun 11, 2007

Drafting: Are you kidding me?

So ... in the space of a week, I get a press release from the American Trucking Association warning car drivers not to 'draft' behind tractor-....More
Jun 08, 2007

'The Man'

Maintaining trucks today is a complicated business at best, a confusing nightmare at worst. Part of the probelm is while commerical trucks todat are....More
Jun 07, 2007

Goodbye, Terry

It's been a hard week here at FleetOwner. We lost our web editor and (more importantly) our friend, Terry Nguyen, to a swimming accident -- drowning....More
Jun 06, 2007

Backing the Guard

Hats off to David Miller, president of Con-way Freight-Central: he got up before the U.S. Commission on the National Guard and Reserves in Alexandria....More
Jun 05, 2007

Working Together

I had the good fortune to interview Chuck Racine a while back -- he's a veteran owner-operator with close to 35 years worth of trucking under his....More
May 31, 2007

MBH & Family Pride

Got to meet the Hitchcocks a few months back; a family trucking business out of Webberville, MI. The dad, Matthew Brian Hitchcock is the owner of MBH....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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