David Cullen

Executive Editor, David Cullen offers his take on how actions taken by government agencies, industry suppliers and other trucking stakeholders impact truck fleet owners. Executive Editor of FleetOwner, Cullen has been covering trucking since 1981 and has been on the staff of FleetOwner since 1989. He does not claim to be an expert on trucking, but will admit to being a writer-- and hoping to be regarded a journalist.

Posts by David Cullen

in Hammer Lane Feb 20, 2014

Buying time

Despite the recent spate of good economic news, David Nitzsche, vp-- Supply Management for AmeriQuest Business Services, cautions fleet owners that....More
in Hammer Lane Nov 21, 2013

The One in Indiana

While in Columbus, IN, last month for the rollout of Cummins Inc.’s  ISV5.0 5L V8 diesel, I was once again struck by the architectural....More
in Hammer Lane Oct 16, 2013

Detroit shudders as Washington dithers

A brief post on the investment-research site SeekingAlpha.com contends that automakers are “nervously” watching the back-and-forth on....More
in Hammer Lane Sep 27, 2013

Dare to dream— and to share the vision

In his imaginative keynoter at TMW Systems’recent user group conference, company president David Wangler argued convincingly that success is....More
in Hammer Lane Aug 07, 2013

Prescription for private-fleet success

Presented below is a white paper authored by two executives withArgo, Inc., a performance-improvement consulting firm. Authors James Mourafetis,....More
in Hammer Lane Jul 18, 2013

Tick tock...

The new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules kicked in over two weeks ago. But don’t let your guard down. The battle over HOS reform is far from over....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 25, 2013

Highway Trust Fund seen on very bumpy road

The latest take on the state of the federal Highway Trust Fund issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is brightly lit by a yellow caution....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 09, 2013

M&A File 1: A good year to sell

At first blush, a fleet owner might not think of selling off their business in the current business climate. But investment banker Mark Dyer (....More
in Hammer Lane Jan 17, 2013

Manager as cheerleader

Managers may not think right off the bat that at least part of their role in the workplace is to cheer on their direct reports. But leadership....More

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