Blogs

Oct 03, 2014

Fifty shades of FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) draws criticism from someone for everything it does. That’s natural, and FMCSA is hardly the only federal agency to suffer this fate. FMCSA often deserves the complaints it gets, but what you might think of as FMCSA really isn’t a single agency but rather more of a....More
Dec 22, 2014

It’s your skin in this game

Ever since the Watergate scandal inexplicably captivated my teenaged self, my favorite sport to follow— even to the point of dabbling in it— has been electoral politics. As with any rabid fan, I got pulled in more and more until I was persuaded a few years back to run for a seat on my town council. I was elected to serve a....More
Apr 20, 2015

Idea Log: The little engine (idle alternative company) that could

The theme of this series is that the best ideas are simple—but ideas are one thing and execution is another. And five years after taking over the remnants of a bankruptcy, the succeeding IdleAir management team is carving out a profitable niche truck stop electrification....More
Apr 21, 2015

The behind-the-scenes move that set up Richard Petty Motorsports for 2015 success

While millions of fans tune in each weekend to watch their favorite NASCAR drivers race to the checkered flag, there are a lot of people who work behind the scenes to make the on-track success happen. I’ve written before about the truck drivers who haul the race cars from race to race each week, but the real work starts even....More

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