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Maintaining good numbers

Maintenance statistics yield information that you can use to improve cost management, productivity, warranty recovery, equipment selection and...

Storing up success

For most of the 1990s, John Daniels' 20-truck refrigerated carrier hovered just below $3 million in revenue. Along with its sister brokerage ...

Having it all

If owning a trucking company were a drill exercise, Freddie Wilson has spun about face several times in his 30-year career. As a two-truck car...

Answering G.O.D.’s prayers

Guaranteed overnight delivery - better known as G.O.D. because those letters are prominently displayed on all sides of the carrier's more tha...

Wait-loss program at borders

A new era in customs clearance may have begun in May when a Roadway Express truck picked up a shipment in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, bound for...
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Trustworthy trust?

Q I'm a broker. I have been approached by a financial institution that claims to represent hundreds of brokers in satisfying the bond...

On the go

Young Sid knew his friend's bone-stock 327 Chevelle would be no match for the other guy's primer-gray, 383 Plymouth Roadrunner. So, before t...

Don’t let bad times slip away

Across the united states, manufacturing and freight volumes are sluggish. Fuel prices remain stubbornly high. And asset values remain depresse...

Cummins demonstrates EGR

While caterpillar "acerts it won't need EGR" (see CCJ, Maintenance & More, May 2001), Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind., is convinced that engin...

PLC4Trucks clears hurdles

The technology and maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., reports that most of the patent issues surround...

Fuel cards pump data

When fuel prices are low, it's easy for carriers to treat fuel cards as just mechanisms for purchasing fuel. Today's skyrocketing fuel price...

Are your computer systems safe?

Many of the nation's trends are born in California. The fight over low-sulfur fuel, for example, began in the Golden State. The latest fad is...

A show of hands

Many onboard computer systems offer optional handheld units to allow for bar-code scanning, signature capture and similar functions. In most c...

Who’s money is it, anyway?

Q One of the brokers we have used extensively just filed for bankruptcy protection, owing us tens of thousands of dollars in freight ch...

Strategic Alliance

When companies reach the size of Q Carriers, it is tempting for the owners to start numbering their drivers. But even with 240 independent con...