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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 Feb 26, 2015

100 days and counting: Hope for the best, but expect highway bill extensions

By the end of the week, there will be 100 days to go before federal funding expires for highway projects. And if Interstates could be paved with bipartisan good intentions, trucks would have smooth roads indeed. Alas, even as leaders from both sides of the aisle recognize the need for a multi-year transportation program, another short-....More
in Trucks at Work Mar 05, 2015

It’s all about the extremes at the proving grounds

Talk about an experience in contrasts. The last time I visited Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s San Angelo Proving Grounds (SAPG) nearly nine years ago, the temperatures hovered around 125 degrees Fahrenheit in the (extremely sparse) shade....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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