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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 ...

Toward a more perfect B.J. the Bear rig

| February 06, 2009

Owner-operator Paul Sagehorn of Sparta, Wis., whose restoration of a Kenworth K100 used in the 1980s TV series emB.J. amp; the Bear/em I've been following a href="http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=65014"since he picked up the truck in Georgia/a close ...

Get your horntone on

| February 05, 2009

a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SYr53CM9OsI/AAAAAAAAAL8/iQTnC_35wVc/s1600-h/horntones.jpg"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5299322635434146498" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 84px" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SYr53CM9OsI/AAAAAAAAAL8/iQTnC_35wVc/s200/horntones.jpg" border="0" //aThe folks at a href="http://www.dimoramotorcar.com/"DiMora Motorcar/a, making a luxury car the company says is the "world's ...

Will haul crutches for food

| February 04, 2009

One wee bit of good news from the Institute for Supply Management today: The service sector is shrinking slower than it was in December. "The NMI (Non-Manufacturing Index) registered 42.9 percent in January, 2.8 percentage ...

Keen on green

| February 04, 2009

The latest incursion of the word emgreen/em into the contemporary lexical landscape comes via the a href="http://ooida.com/"Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association/a, who invoked an old environmentalist’s term to describe the American Trucking Associations’ January pitch to ...

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