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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.

in Running Lights Mar 17, 2015

Just say no to ‘devo’

If there is one overwhelming, undeniable, irrefutable reason to oppose surrendering federal control of the highway system to the states, it’s [insert the name of your state here]. Oh, and there’s the Constitution....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 25, 2015

The next step in smaller diesels

A lot of interesting stuff gets unveiled at the annual Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), but one of the more interesting things that will make an appear this year is a new small-size four-cylinder 2.8-liter prototype diesel engine developed by Cummins Inc. as part of a four-year joint program with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)....More

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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