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Planets aligning

| February 23, 2009

Owner-operator Zak Hargraves, after a note pointing to a Thursday piece on emWired/em magazine's site about a certain milk hauler's biogas-powered trucks, has this blogger contemplating the cosmos for signs of a strange alignment. Seems ...

The Loading Dock canceled

| February 20, 2009

The Road Dog Trucking Radio Network, the newly combined Sirius Channel 147 and XM Channel 171, comes with an unfortunate cancellation -- the long-running Loading Dock show with Mark Willis, one many of us here ...

LoneStar gets ‘Wired’

| February 19, 2009

a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZ13dq5KaNI/AAAAAAAAANc/2yJ_UEB47V4/s1600-h/lonestar_truck.jpg"img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5304527287726270674" style="FLOAT: right; MARGIN: 0px 0px 10px 10px; WIDTH: 200px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 100px" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ez6JTnOl_tQ/SZ13dq5KaNI/AAAAAAAAANc/2yJ_UEB47V4/s200/lonestar_truck.jpg" border="0" //aemWired/em magazine's a href="http://blog.wired.com/cars/"Autopia blog/a, a forum devoted (as it sounds) mostly to new technology in ...

Some stimulus trickle-down for trucking

| February 18, 2009

The $787 billion economic stimulus doesn’t offer much for leased operators other than hopes of better roads and, with federal aid to banks, easier credit. Some tax provisions, though, can benefit carriers, including small owner-operator independents, ...

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 ...

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