Editorial, Business, Fuel, Technology, Government

Ending Accounting Gimmicks

Legislation introduced by two prominent members of the Senate Finance Committee could go a long way toward taking the air out of some politicians’ stampede to raise short-term revenue by leasing out or selling public highways and other public assets.

April 27, 2009
Editorial, Business, Equipment

Raising the Bar on Service

A few more customers may be peeking into the showroom, but buying volume continues to limp along near 25-year lows, according to the latest report on Class 8 truck sales.

April 20, 2009
Editorial, Business, Government

The Growing Mexican Morass

The fiasco over the Mexican border situation just keeps growing, as interested parties turn to their lawyers for relief and others try to turn up the political heat to get things moving.

April 13, 2009
Editorial, Business, Safety, Government

Reopening the Border

We’re pleased to see that President Obama’s administration is at work crafting a plan to reopen the United States to trucks from Mexico, as agreed to years ago when the North American Free Trade Agreement was ratified.

April 6, 2009
Editorial, Business, Autonomous

So Far, So Good

It’s wise not to get too giddy, but it definitely appears things are improving for the economy — and for trucking.

April 5, 2009

Are We There Yet?

For the first time since the recession cut a huge hole in the center of the nation’s economic activity, some analysts are beginning to report that the worst may be over.

March 30, 2009
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