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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.

Jul 18, 2016

Autonomous vehicles: The pushback begins

Has Tesla screwed the pooch, or are some recent—and high profile—accidents involving the brand’s self-driving vehicle technology a to-be-expected part of the learning curve? Certainly the latter is true, but just how much political damage has been done—and what it will mean to truck makers moving forward with autonomous vehicles—remains....More
Jul 28, 2016

What does deal-making tell us about trucking?

A lot of pretty hefty deal-making within the transportation and logistics sector occurred globally in the second quarter of this year, and while a good bit of it went on in Asia, a sizeable uptick occurred stateside within the global trucking industry – and for some worrisome if understandable reasons....More
Jul 29, 2016

Russian efficiency

Russian efficiency. No, I’m not talking about the ability to read emails, although it looks like they may be quite good at that. I’m talking something more fundamental to society – quality roads....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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