Editorial, Business, Fuel

The Great Louisville Debate

SCR vs. Advanced EGR: The face-off in Louisville had all the earmarks of a hotly contested debate, with competing manufacturers and suppliers assembling their best arguments and putting on their most compelling displays while attempting to sway opinion as to why one 2010 clean-engine technology is better than the other.

March 23, 2009
Editorial, Government, Business, Safety

Hours Rule Meets ‘Groundhog Day’

In a scenario eerily reminiscent of the Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day,” a coalition of interest groups has again launched a formal legal challenge to the government’s hours-of-service rules for commercial drivers.

March 16, 2009
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

A Heartening Flurry of Activity

What the federal stimulus package does for road transportation and job creation may be more piecemeal than grand, but whether it’s filling potholes or replacing a crumbling bridge, it’s heartening to contemplate the flurry of construction activity that is about to sweep across the land.

March 9, 2009
Editorial, Business

A Change in Strategy

A change in presidential administrations — indeed, a broad shift in Washington’s political atmosphere — has provoked a change in how trucking presents its messages to federal politicians and staffers.

March 2, 2009

Of Acorns and Lean Times

According to what we’ve heard in recent weeks at several trade shows and an analysts’ meeting, the cure for the nation’s economic ills is hardly around the corner.

February 20, 2009
Editorial, Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Trucking’s Growing Job Losses

Trucking suffered the greatest loss of jobs in history during January, excluding the month of the national drivers’ strike in 1994.

February 19, 2009