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in Hammer Lane 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.

Apr 07, 2015

Idea Log: A new spin on truck leasing

One the of aspects of covering MATS I’ve come to appreciate over the years is just how many really clever, dedicated people there are in trucking. But every year there’s so much going on in Louisville that it’s difficult to keep up. The Idea Log I’ll be running this week will feature some of these noteworthy conversations and....More
Apr 17, 2015

Looking back to look forward

In something of an interesting aside to the marketing promotions surrounding the new Chevrolet Express Van, General Motors provided a glimpse back into the history of such light commercial vehicles and especially the critical role they then played in urban communities....More
Feb 27, 2015

The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality

The viability of yet another alternative fuel option – as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices – moved a step closer to reality yesterday when the state of California approved the use of dimethyl ether (DME) as an on-road fuel....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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