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Whoa! That was Close

March 18, 2011
Not really, but it sure felt that way. With electronic collision avoidance technology working along side a driver's good judgment, the potential for...

Silent Running
Silent Running

March 9, 2011
I had my first drive in an all-electric vehicle recently. I'm not sure, in the long run, if industry will accept this technology as an alternative to...

Trucking in Japan
Trucking in Japan

February 14, 2011
Having returned from my first trip to Japan just over a week ago, I'm still marveling at the differences between North America and that geographically small...

How Much of a Rush Can You Be In?

February 11, 2011
Trucks and trains may at various times be competitors and partners in the supply chain, but when the two square off face-to-face at a level crossing,...

The 1,600-Mile Sandwich: an Ode to the Supply Chain
The 1,600-Mile Sandwich: an Ode to the Supply Chain

January 31, 2011
Consider for a moment the logistics of getting a packaged but fresh deli-sandwich from Eden Prairie, Minn, to a roadside gas bar in the middle of the...

Life in the Very Slow Lane
Life in the Very Slow Lane

January 12, 2011
Hot on the heels of my most recent blog about the truck crash on the Pennsylvania rest area on-ramp, comes this tale of a fellow riding an electric...

When Trucks Go Crash in the Night
When Trucks Go Crash in the Night

January 6, 2011
It was a fairly minor crash, as these things go. Three trucks involved, no one seriously hurt. No motorists involved except those inconvenienced by the...

And They Wonder Why We're Cynical
And They Wonder Why We're Cynical

December 27, 2010
For all the fretting and hand-wringing, and for the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on listening sessions and research and fact finding, what we got...

Stuck in Third Gear
Stuck in Third Gear

November 29, 2010
In the final days or maybe hours until FMCSA's latest hours of service proposal is revealed, I'm more than a little taken aback by comments I'm hearing from...

The Morning After
The Morning After

November 10, 2010
"The reason we've got an unparalleled standard of living in the history of the world is because we've got a free market that is dynamic and entrepreneurial,...