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in The Open Road May 22, 2017

Video: A spin around DTNA's new test track

My first reaction when I got out of the truck was relief I had only eaten a small lunch. That is generally good advice when visiting test tracks around the country operated by equipment manufacturers and suppliers. It was a particularly good idea at the opening of High Desert Proving Ground last week in Madras, OR. While Daimler Trucks....More
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 May 08, 2017

Trump time: Trucking, construction interests challenge GHG regs

Even as truck makers and some of their biggest customers gathered to review—and praise—the latest and greatest in environmentally friendly technologies last week, others in trucking were petitioning the Trump administration to reconsider the fundamental premise that allowed the Obama EPA to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) in heavy-duty....More
in Trucks at Work May 23, 2017

Dealing with supply chain data isn’t simple in the slightest

If there is one thing truckers know at this point in the “digital age” of supply chain operations, trying to manage data is far from easy – or fun for that matter....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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