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Fuel Economy Regs: What's the Point?

Just curious here: What is it the EPA and NHTSA believe they can accomplish by regulating fuel efficiency standards that the market isn't already doing, or wouldn't do if the economic argument made sense READ MORE

Tags: Regulations

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Tuesday, October 26, 2010 9:34 PM | » Comments(0)

When Compliance Doesn't Equal Safety

Finally, a fatigue-related crash has come to the forefront that exposes the chasm that often exists between safety and compliance READ MORE

Tags: Safety & Compliance

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Friday, October 15, 2010 10:19 AM | » Comments(2)

Proud and Alone, Cold as a Stone

It just doesn't pay to get involved anymore, but tell that to someone wired with the willingness-to-help gene READ MORE

Tags: Lifestyle

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, October 6, 2010 1:09 PM | » Comments(0)

Taking an Old Friend for a Drive Around Town

Jim Herriot's 1975 Kenworth W900A does the St. Catharines, Ont. Grape & Wine Festival Parade.

Who doesn't love a parade? Marching bands, clowns, crowds of people waving from the curb, dozens colorful floats ... Each September my home town of St. Catharines, Ontario, plays host to the Grape & Wine Festival, a celebration of the Niagara Region's wine-making industry READ MORE

Tags: Lifestyle

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:00 PM | » Comments(0)

Engine Experience

Heavy Duty Trucking Senior Editor Tom Berg tries his hand at some hands-on tech training. (Photo by Jim Park)

I wouldn't trust my own mechanical aptitude any farther than fixing a flat tire or changing the oil on my motorcycle, but it's fun to preten READ MORE

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:28 PM | » Comments(0)

Independent Contractors Under Attack

Last month I spent time gathering information and doing interviews for the cover story in the September issue of Heavy Duty Trucking.READ MORE

Tags: Business

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:16 PM | » Comments(0)

Voice of Experience

Your scribe -- between writing assignments last summer -- out earning his keep on the big road with 55,000 pounds of frozen waffles.

Welcome to the new "On the Road" blog for owner-operators and professional truckers, from Truckinginfo.com and the editors of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine READ MORE

Tags: Lifestyle

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, August 19, 2010 2:51 PM | » Comments(1)

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Equipment Editor

Truck journalist 13 years, commercial driver 20 years. Joined us in 2007. Specializes in technical/equipment material (including Tire Report), brings real-world perspective to test drives.

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