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Trucks running on the runs

| February 18, 2009

Is that manure I smell or is your DPF on the fritz?br /br /At the World Agricultural Fair last week, reps of Hilarides Dairy announced that the company is converting cow waste to fuel generators ...

More striking drivers

| February 17, 2009

a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j8IIKbeFvf0RRiRCYKSmsyi3VoMg"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5303777886097083874" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 133px" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZrN4wRjjeI/AAAAAAAAANU/w_tJi9HF3WI/s200/mex.jpg" border="0" //aFollowing a large, somewhat successful fuel-price strike a href="http://channel19.blogspot.com/2009/01/diesels-not-down-everywhere.html"by Indian truck drivers in January/a, yesterday an ...

Caterpillar jobs: Two accounts

| February 16, 2009

In case you missed the news from last week’s foulup about Caterpillar and the economic recovery plan, you can see and hear the remarks yourself. President Obama, visiting Caterpillar in Peoria, Ill., claimed Cat CEO Jim ...

Spanish-language record of the road

| February 16, 2009

a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZl_SYui3fI/AAAAAAAAANM/hRGMYSyVM8g/s1600-h/mileson.bmp"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5303409990057516530" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 110px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 110px" alt="" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZl_SYui3fI/AAAAAAAAANM/hRGMYSyVM8g/s200/mileson.bmp" border="0" //aAvailable in MP3 format at Amazon.com, a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001R64D40/ref=dm_sp_adp?ie=UTF8amp;qid=1234794879amp;sr=8-2"Back to the Road/a is the latest release of ...

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

a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZIEz6xCWFI/AAAAAAAAANE/yfL__ThKRMg/s1600-h/petry.jpg"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5301305001363265618" style="DISPLAY: block; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 232px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 320px; TEXT-ALIGN: center" alt="" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZIEz6xCWFI/AAAAAAAAANE/yfL__ThKRMg/s320/petry.jpg" border="0" //a divdivThe Photographer: Truckers News Photo Group is a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/truckersnews"here/a at the photo-sharing site Flickr, ...

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 ...

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