Truck Batteries Stolen for Resale or Scrap

June 10th, 2014 @ // No Comments

Is illicit recycling the new fencing? From catalytic converters on parked cars, to drainpipes on old houses, to bronze fixtures in cemeteries, thieves have found endless sources of scrap material they can sell for a quick buck. Last winter, South Florida was hit with a rash of truck battery thefts. This year, the same problem […]

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Ford to Build Medium-duty Truck Models in US

June 10th, 2014 @ // No Comments

Ford Motor Co. will shift production of Ford model F-650 and F-750 trucks to its assembly plant in Avon Lake, Ohio, where the chassis, engine and transmissions for the 2016 models will be built in-house. Ford made the announcement March 4 at the National Truck Equipment Association Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Ford is investing […]

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Detroit Mourns William Clay Ford Sr., Third Generation of Ford Auto and Truck Family

June 10th, 2014 @ // No Comments

William Clay Ford Sr., last surviving grandson of pioneer automaker Henry Ford, shared a close friendship with his grandfather that got the old man into trouble at least once. When William was ten, he fondly recalled, his grandfather took him for a driving lesson. William sat on Henry’s lap, handling the steering wheel and throttle […]

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Progress Made in Reducing Border Delays

June 10th, 2014 @ // No Comments

Trucks heading south from Ontario into New York may find traffic moving more smoothly this year. On Monday, Feb. 24, American and Canadian officials announced the launch of a pilot program for pre-inspecting commercial truck traffic at the Peace Bridge, easing the flow of traffic with shorter waits and increased capacity at the third busiest […]

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Testimonies from the driver’s side, as H.O.S. debate heats up on the Hill

November 23rd, 2013 @ // No Comments

The debate over federal Hours of Service regulation changes that went into effect July 1st continued on Capitol Hill Thursday, November 21, as representatives of the trucking industries made known their concerns. Testifying before the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, a fleet of 105 trucks based in […]

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Is Brown the New Green?

November 16th, 2013 @ // No Comments

United Parcel Service is furthering its commitment to alternative energy, with the help of a West Coast fuel provider. UPS’s growing fleet of liquefied natural gas trucks will be filling up at five new sources in Texas, under two separate deals with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. These transactions will support UPS heavy-duty trucks, currently one […]

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Capitol Christmas Tree Tour Features Custom 2014 Mack

November 9th, 2013 @ // No Comments

It’s hard to say which is more impressive: the 88-foot Englemann spruce that will stand on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol this Christmas, or the custom-painted Mack that will be carrying it four thousand miles. In a tradition begun in 1964, the Capitol Christmas Tree is wrapped up and headed for Washington, DC, […]

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Tire Size Is Inflating

November 2nd, 2013 @ // No Comments

Last fall, I was amused to see Jets quarterback and evangelist Tim Tebow in this Vogue magazine photo by Annie Leibovitz.  Tebow is shown in New Jersey rock quarry, rolling a tire William Perry could use for a swing. The New York Post called him a “holy roller.” My caption would have been Matthew 16:24: […]

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Truck or Treat! Ghosts haunt America’s highways.

October 31st, 2013 @ // No Comments

No American holiday is more devoted to the imagination than Halloween. Once a year, we disguise ourselves as anyone we wish to be, decorate our homes in other-worldly fashion, hand out treats for visitors, and astonish and amuse each other with ghost stories. These stories often originate inside haunted houses, where ghosts appear infrequently to […]

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Oil prices reflect Mideast concerns, as President Obama looks toward energy future

October 18th, 2013 @ // No Comments

As tension developed in the Mideast, the national retail price for on-highway diesel rose 6.8 cents during the last week of August, to $3.981 a gallon, the highest jump since February. It settled to $3.94 by September third, the eve of President Obama’s joint press conference with Prime Minister Reinfeldt in Stockholm. The concerns that […]

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