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 Oct 20, 2008

Ben's fastball

“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent....More
in Hammer Lane Oct 10, 2008

The General speaks

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." --William Crapo "Billy" Durant (1861-1947),....More
in Hammer Lane Oct 06, 2008

Name game

The House collectively held its nose on Friday and passed into law--- and the history books-- the beyond gigantic "bailout" or "rescue" bill that is....More
in Hammer Lane Sep 25, 2008

Fix it. Fast.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses And all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again! --Oddly....More
in Hammer Lane Sep 12, 2008

No like for this Ike

The dire warnings are up that Ike, which is nothing less than a Texas-size hurricane, is now bearing down on Galveston. We hope it wil not be a....More
in Hammer Lane Sep 11, 2008

Seven years

"Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea."--John Gunther, journalist (1901-70) Though my family and I were not directly affected....More
in Hammer Lane Sep 10, 2008

Milk runs

In World War II slang (which for my money is among the most colorful to have had a lasting impact on the good old flexible English language), a "milk....More
in Hammer Lane Aug 06, 2008

More tea leaves...

A caption in my last post pointed out that John F. Kennedy viewed reading The New York Times as perhaps more enlightening than poring over government....More
in Hammer Lane Jul 30, 2008

Read the tea leaves

While business leaders and investors may count on an army of economists or other financial tea-leaf readers to help them gauge the health of our....More
in Hammer Lane Jun 24, 2008

When editors win, readers win

The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what....More

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