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Credit card statements include free cold shower

| February 22, 2010

You might have heard that banks have to play by new rules with their credit card terms and disclosures, starting today. If you’ve never faced the music when it comes to credit card abuse, your chance ...

‘Ice Road Trucker’ comes home to thaw

| February 11, 2010

When I rode with Alaskan Haul Road driver George Spears in the summer of 2006, he was planning to retire in the next year or so. However, he kept postponing the day. Then he was asked ...

Is it recovery yet?

| February 05, 2010

It’s hard some weeks to stack up the economic reports and figure if things are getting better or worse. This week was no exception.

A confident public and stronger freight

| January 27, 2010

Two bits of news breaking Wednesday offered some encouragement that the economy, and trucking with it, will continue rebounding.

More bad news about your lifestyle

| January 21, 2010

Trucking’s lifestyle has always gotten a bad rap for its impact on health because of driver inactivity, stress and poor diet, among other things. New studies bring even more bad news, and you don’t want ...

Early warning signs at Arrow Trucking

| January 18, 2010

One of the lessons to come out of the Arrow Trucking collapse is to recognize warning signs and take appropriate action.

Clothes, fuel and computers lead factory report

| January 07, 2010

Clothing was one of nine growing sectors that produced the fifth consecutive month of expansion for the nation’s manufacturing sector.

A creeping, sputtering recovery

| December 29, 2009

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

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