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November 15, 2011

Air Force Truckers Haul U.S. out of Iraq

Air Force truckers from the 70th Medium Truck Detachment and convoy escort team soldiers of B Troop, 1-94 Cavalry, Pine City, Minn., Army National Guard, met for the first time on Oct. 26. Only hours later, these men put their lives in one another's hands as they convoyed throughout Iraq, hauling out cargo as the U.S. withdraws from the country

November 4, 2011

Cutting-Edge Customer Service

When a customer calls Southeastern Freight Lines, he doesn't hear, "press one for sales, press two for maintenance, press zero for a company directory.

October 30, 2011

All-Volvo Company Does Log Transport Around The Clock in Sweden

An all-Volvo fleet of nine trucks with I-Shift transmissions hauls logs 24 hours a day, seven days a week in southern Sweden. For a couple of hours, a group of North American truck editors in Sweden got a chance to follow first-hand the transport of timber from where the trees were harvested to a nearby sawmill

October 25, 2011

Cargo Theft Trends and How to Keep Cargo Safe

Cargo theft has impacted nearly every industry, from paper products to televisions

October 10, 2011

TCA's Safety Professional of the Year Sets the Tone

When Don Lacy implemented weekly safety meetings as one of his first actions as director of safety at Prime Inc.

September 6, 2011

Construction Dead? Think Again.

Construction is dead, right? Not entirely. Even in down times there are things a-buildin,' and some people are buying new vocational trucks, say truck-maker representatives

August 15, 2011

The Changing Supply Chain: It Takes More Than Trucks

In 1932, the Brown family started National Hauling with one truck. Today the New Jersey-based company, rebranded as NFI, offers regional truckload, drayage, intermodal (including refrigerated containers), dedicated fleets, warehousing, cross-docking operations, packaging, and global logistics

May 3, 2011

Industry Trends Prompting More Fleets to Look at Leasing Equipment

As trucking companies cautiously poke their heads out of their shells after struggling to survive the recession, they're finding higher prices for new equipment

February 21, 2011

Forecast: A Long Climb Out of Recession but a Busy Couple of Years for Trucking

It's going to take many years to rebuild the economy from the Great Recession, but there are positive signs for the near term, and the outlook is good for trucking over the next couple of years, says economist Noel Perry, senior consultant for FTR Associates

January 31, 2011

Trucking Rebounds With New Approach Born Out of Economic Necessity

Supply chains today face extraordinary levels of volatility, and companies are scrambling to manage risk that is unprecedented in scope, amplitude, and frequency. In the wake of the U.S. economic meltdown, no segment of the supply chain has remained untouched by volatility and risk

November 3, 2010

CVSA Vision: Safety Is More than Enforcement

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is best known as the outfit that issues those clearance stickers to trucks that pass a roadside inspection. That has been the alliance's core program since it was founded in 1980

November 3, 2010

Volvo Trucks Lauds North America's Safest Fleets

MacKinnon Transport, Inc. of Guelph, Ont., and Upper Lakes Foods of Cloquet, Minn, recognized for their high standards and demonstrated commitments to safety, were named winners of the 2010 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

May 18, 2010

Safety Technologies & Lawsuits

Widespread adoption of high-tech safety technologies, such as collision warning systems with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning systems, stability control, fatigue warning devices and other technologies, could have a significant impact on litigation in the futur

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