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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.

Aug 24, 2016

Dept. of Labor blog adds insult to injury

If there’s one thing—and maybe the only thing—the Dept. of Transportation and the diverse trucking industry agree on, it’s the need to attract more people—especially the next generation—to truck driving careers. So the timing is indeed unfortunate for a Dept. of Labor economist to portray driving trucks as among the most dangerous jobs....More
Aug 26, 2016

Taking a road trip via electric vehicle

In a bid to boost the appeal of electric vehicles (EVs), Nissan recently its latest all-electric LEAF model – one fitted with a 30 kilowatt-per hour (kWH) battery pack – on a 403-plus mile “Grand Tour” that encompassed what the automaker calls “six of the most beautiful drives” in Europe, including....More

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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