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 Dec 10, 2012

Cliff notes

The political parlor game being played out in Washington over whether or not the economy “goes over” the political construction known....More
in Hammer Lane Nov 16, 2012

Blue glow

There's a warm blue (for the color of the flame when natural gasis ignited) glow being cast over more and more truck fleets seeking to go green....More
in Hammer Lane Oct 26, 2012

On the cliff

Awaiting the outcome of the November elections— less than two weeks away at this writing— at least one thing’s certain: Nothing....More
in Hammer Lane Jul 27, 2012

Ford’s radical idea

New federal MPG rules for vehicle manufacturers are no doubt leading to much innovation in engineering and manufacturing across the GVW spectrum....More
in Hammer Lane May 04, 2012

Shedding light… on light

Tom Draper, manager of marketing for lighting supplier Grote Industries, believes fleet owners would be advised to learn a lot more about “....More
in Hammer Lane Jan 27, 2012

An unbridgeable divide?

The great partisan gulf that separates Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill is so yawning that Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood this....More
in Hammer Lane Sep 22, 2011

Hair-raising tale

Here's a hair-raising tale for driver applicants who think they only have to worry about having their urine tested: Truckload carrier Gordon Trucking....More
in Hammer Lane Jul 22, 2011

Fight the black dog

“I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 19, 2011

Light trucks. Heavy sales

The manufacturers and marketers of commercial-grade pickups and full-size vans have told me in recent days that 2011 will be a very good year for....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 08, 2011

Talk of the show

If last year's Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) was a wake-- and trust me, it was... and not by any means an Irish one-- for the pre-Great Recession....More

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