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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

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones has an odd fascination with the supply chain. As editor of American Trucker, he focuses on the critical role owner-ops and small fleets play in the economy, locally and globally. And he likes big trucks.

Jan 28, 2016

Eight emerging technologies to watch

A recent report by Volpe, the DOT’s the National Transportation Systems Center, identifies emerging technologies that may have significant impacts on U.S. and global transportation systems within three to five years. And most of these will find their way into—or become a replacement for—trucks and trucking....More
in Trucks at Work Feb 09, 2016

Culture: The X-Factor for future trucking success?

Talking about how “company culture” affects everything from profits to safety in the trucking business may seem a little strange. I mean “company culture” on the surface seems to be a term more likely associated with the “touchy-feely” initiatives found on Oprah’s talk show or at Silicon Valley....More
Jan 06, 2016

Truck drivers and math: a weighty problem

Father brag moment: My son is on his elementary school’s math team. Why do I tell you that? Because I learned long ago that math is important and I have been trying to tell my children that. There’s an old saying that people who are no good at math become journalists. As I learned very early in my journalism career, math is....More

Avery Vise

Avery Vise comments on how economic, regulatory, technological and supply chain developments affect the trucking industry.

in Down the Road 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
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