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For retail sales, a tiny reversal

| February 13, 2009

The latest bit of bright news is Friday’s report that retail sales rose 1 percent in January over December. The Wall Street Journal says economists attribute the blip – following six consecutive months of falling ...

Worth a thousand words…

| February 13, 2009

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Chapter 11 for Sirius XM?

| February 11, 2009

  The graph of Sirius XM Radio stock looks like a runaway truck descending a mean mountain pass. News reports today speculate the escape ramp might take the form of Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.   CNN.Money.com reported ...

UN World Food Programme truckers’ near disaster

| February 11, 2009

a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZIAso-IjeI/AAAAAAAAAM0/wsbOEcpFXeM/s1600-h/afghan.bmp"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5301300478280764898" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 186px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 200px" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZIAso-IjeI/AAAAAAAAAM0/wsbOEcpFXeM/s200/afghan.bmp" border="0" //aThe Reliefweb.int site has a href="http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/JBRN-7P4GQB?OpenDocument"this story/a about UN World Food Programme truckers and a near-disaster ...

What about lumper-ready projects?

| February 10, 2009

a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZCuMkq02NI/AAAAAAAAAMs/d8raKEc2ITc/s1600-h/shovel.jpg"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5300928292440037586" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 170px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 167px" alt="" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZCuMkq02NI/AAAAAAAAAMs/d8raKEc2ITc/s200/shovel.jpg" border="0" //aMonday morning's National Public Radio listeners got an analysis of the descriptor "shovel-ready," used numerous times ...

Next on Obama’s plate: Mexico

| February 09, 2009

President Obama has made much of reversing his predecessor’s decisions, and the next big enchilada could be cross-border trucking. News reports indicate the pilot program with Mexico is part of the Department of Transportation's appropriations ...

Quite literal duck in a truck

| February 09, 2009

Joe Mansheim delivers construction materials in a straight flatbed throughout the Minnesota Twin Cities area for Elite Transportation Sytems. In a sort of game of oneupsmanship with his boss, after Mansheim bought a $700 duck-hunting ...

Offering more than the other guy

| February 06, 2009

Overdrive’s 2007 Trucker of the Year, two-truck fleet owner Henry Albert, knows that other independents, as well as bigger fleets, can do what he does. And in the current environment, ranking behind the competition isn’t ...

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