Trucks at Work

  • Aug 5, 2015

    Wheeling and dealing time for trucking

    The news that United Parcel Service is buying Coyote Logistics for an eye-popping $1.8 billion primarily to expand its TL offerings is but one example of how deal-making is heating up in the transportation and logistics industry worldwide....More
  • Aug 3, 2015

    Where is your plan for disruption?

    Back in September, the Hartford insurance company polled about 500 owners and executives of U.S....More
  • Jul 31, 2015

    Big Brown getting greener

    Some politicians talk a good game about “greening” the U.S....More
  • Jul 30, 2015

    One vehicle to rule them all …

    Mirroring the efforts of other auto and truck manufacturers – Ford Motor Co.’s famed “One Ford” strategy comes to mind – General Motors is beefing up plans to create a “single global platform” for its Chevrolet division, from which it can customize vehicles for specific markets around the world....More
  • Jul 29, 2015

    Where environmentalists and highway safety advocates collide

    There’s been quite a bit of debate of late regarding the renewed push to make double trailer trucking rigs longer – stretching each trailer out to 33 ft. from the current 28 ft....More
  • Jul 28, 2015

    On the skid pad of safety

    General Motors recently opened a new $14 million 52-acre addition to its Milford proving grounds outside Detroit, MI; a facility the OEM calls its Active Safety Test Area. The place is specifically designed to test a wide range of safety technologies, everything from rear- and forward-looking camera systems to fully “automatic braking” functionality in emergency situations....More
  • Jul 27, 2015

    Breakdowns bother everybody

    Here’s another item for the “well that’s not a surprise” file: a new survey finds that getting stranded on the side of the road by a vehicle breakdown is a “major aggravation” among motorists, with the flat tires the most common cause of such breakdowns....More
  • Jul 24, 2015

    The battle over broken roads continues

    U.S. roads ain’t in good shape – and that’s putting it mildly. Yet how to come up with the cash necessary to put them in good working order, much less expand current networks to handle more traffic, remains a Gordian knot still in search of sword....More
  • Jul 23, 2015

    The safety data bucket issue

    So I spent some time this week with some of the good folks from United Parcel Service and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems this week out at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, participating in several truck safety system demonstrations....More
  • Jul 22, 2015

    Spring brake checks uncover good trends

    Back in May, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducted its annual one-day surprise inspection of bus and truck air brake systems as part of its ongoing “Operation Airbrake” program....More
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