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 May 22, 2008

A call for leadership

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. - Gen. George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army (1885-1945) While in recent months everything from speculators to....More
in Hammer Lane May 21, 2008

Bad news

Bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step... --lyric from "American Pie" (1971) by Don McLean (Iona College, B.B.A. '68) Just when you....More
in Hammer Lane May 02, 2008

Could it be any easier?

I've long been disturbed by how so many people-- truckers included-- still do not wear seatbelts when in a vehicle. Maybe I am a hopeless Safety Sam....More
in Hammer Lane May 01, 2008

The big picture

Not at all unlike auto giants GM and Ford-- and diesel engine maker Cummins among other manufacturers serving trucking here-- North American-based....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 30, 2008

Steer clear!

How many times have you passed a state trooper or other police officer dealing with a trucker or motorist stopped on the side of the road-- and we....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 28, 2008

Kerkorian likes Ford's better idea

It was just last week that Ford Motor Co. surprised many by reporting strong first-quarter results. Ford's long-term strategy of emphasizing global....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 25, 2008

Modec: Moving up!

It seems like just yesterday I was first introduced to the Modec-- an electric truck headed to the U.S. from England-- by a rather eccentric and yet....More
in Hammer Lane Apr 23, 2008

Pain at the pump

Like so many other things-- good and otherwise-- occurring anew in modern-day America, it's happening first in the Golden State. Four-buck-a-gallon....More
in Hammer Lane Jan 31, 2008

Isuzu: Trucks only

In the very early '80s, yours truly was dispatched to Vegas (back when the town still seemed to have a Rat Packer or two floating around) for a very....More
in Hammer Lane Jan 29, 2008

Blame it on Bib

Though much slimmer than he once was, Bibendum-- a.ka. The Michelin Man-- is big enough to conceal secrets when he chooses. Then again good old Bib (....More

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