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Industry needs involvement in managing regulation

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Even though the trucking industry has managed to cope with a wide range of challenges, there’s one area where the industry is sorely lacking, and that’s in the area of managing regulatory expectations. Regulations are a fact of business life, but it’s incumbent on those in the industry to play a balancing role in the […]

Boxed Up

Posted on: September 4th, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Mixed Opinions On Black Box Technology Given that the hours of service (HOS) rules date back to the mid-1930s, and the major revision of the same dates back to the mid-1990s, I’ll have to admit I was late to the game, having not started covering the topic regularly until April of 2000. In the intervening […]

“Wimpy” Highway Funding?

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Famous Popeye Character Now Writing Highway Funding Proposals Those of us over a certain age are likely to remember J. Wellington Wimpy, the Popeye comic-strip character more widely known as “Wimpy.” Perhaps one of the earliest pop culture characters to have his own catch phrase, Wimpy’s favorite line was, “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for […]

Riding The Efficiency WAVE

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by Karine Parker No Comments

Walmart’s “What-If” WAVE Concept Rewrites The Book On Truck Design Walmart, together with Great Dane Trailers, Peterbilt, and Capstone Turbine, recently showcased the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) concept vehicle at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show. The WAVE concept is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, a turbine-powered series hybrid powertrain, electrified auxiliary […]