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October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

The 2007 Engines Are Here Now

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It's an impressive roll-out, but it's gonna cost us. And 2010 regs are just over the horizon. We need to make noise and get legislative relief.

October 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

And The Winner Is!

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Swift makes one driver a millionaire. Nine others win 10 grand each.

Tags: driver incentives, Swift Transportation

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mack Pinnacle

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It might look the same, but there are plenty of changes under the skin.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Mack, Pinnacle

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Preserving Our Resources

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Michelin Bibendum event challenges a world view toward sustainable mobility.

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Million Dollar Baby

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Swift's innovative driver reward program raises the retention stakes.

Tags: Swift Transportation, Rewards Program

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

SafeStat Remains On Hold, And That's A Good Thing

By Doug Condra, President

The fixes put in place so far have not made the system much – if any – better.

Tags: FMCSA

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Driving With Roll Control

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Meritor Wabco's stability control systems keep the rig under control, even if its driver doesn't.

Tags: vehicle stability control, rollover crashes, Roll Stability, Rollovers

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Simulated Training

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Taking a cue from the airlines and the military, trucking is looking at high-tech driver simulators to improve safety training.

Tags: driver safety, Driver Training

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tech Training

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

Training technicians saves lives, avoids litigation.

Tags: DOT, Tires

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Safety: Just an Option?

By Jim Beach, Contributing Editor

Fleets – and not always big fleets – are starting to look to safety systems as damage deterrent devices.

Tags: Technology

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hitting The Brakes

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

'Autoslacks' were supposed to solve adjustment problems, but ignorance of how to maintain them – and the brakes themselves – get in the way.

Tags: air brake, Brakes

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Eyes Have It

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Visibility aids are important. But it's tough to do a cost-benefit analysis.

Tags: Backup Camera

September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

On-the-Road Training

By Patricia Smith & Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editors

TREAD-1 computer training is a convenient classroom for drivers and a valuable risk management tool for fleets.

Tags: Driver Training

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

New Oils For '07 Engines

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

'07 diesels are almost here. Is your fleet going to stock two oil specs – one for older engines?

Tags: Diesel, Fleet Management

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Faster Border Crossings

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Government programs help speed clearance at ports.

Tags: NCAP

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

What Has ATA Done For Us Lately? Plenty.

By Doug Condra, President

ATA may not be perfect, but it's better than some people think.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Accubuilt F-550 Pickup

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

It's a big toy for well-heeled enthusiasts, but it's capable of some serious hauling and towing work.

Tags: Ford F-150

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

New Class 8 Engines Hit The Road

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Government regulations are one of the major influences in truck design, and for 2007 the regs are almost everything.

Tags: Class 8

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Interstate System Celebrates 50 Years

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Greatest public works project in history and key to the U.S. economy faces Herculean problems in the future

Tags: U.S. Transportation Secretary, Interstate

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Lightweight Specs

By LCT Staff

Payload's important, but the longer an operator plans to keep his trucks, the more it will probably weigh.

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Memory Lanes

By Steve Mitchell, Managing Editor

A look back at the rough and tumble history of America's remarkable Interstate System.

Tags: Highways, AASHTO

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

In Texas, A Super-Sized Toll Project

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The solution is a supercorridor owned by the state but built and operated by a private company.

Tags: Texas, Texas Department of Transportation

August 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Indiana Tolls: Bad Policy Or Quick Cash?

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

The toll road has operated at a loss for five of the past seven years.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

200,000-Mile Oil Changes?

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

Stevens Transport is closing in on 200,000-mile oil changes, using oil analysis and an on-board oil refiner system.

Tags: fleet maintenance, Oil Change

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Are They Watching?

By Bette Garber, Editor at Large

Post 9/11, truckers remain alert on the job.

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Finding Drivers: Part II

By Doug Condra, President

Latinos are the fastest-growing part of the pool. But how to reach them?

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Are You Prepared For The Worst?

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

No fleet is immune to security threats, but with thorough planning and by assessing your vulnerabilities, you can reduce the risks.

Tags: Security

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Covering Your Assets

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

Technology allows fleets to watch over their equipment from a distance.

Tags: Qualcomm, gps tracking

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Under Lock and Key

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Securing the doors of your fleet's trucks and trailers is the easiest and the most effective way to prevent theft.

Tags: Cargo Theft

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Teaming Up For Security

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

The trucking industry and law enforcement combine forces to battle theft and terrorism.

Tags: Security, Cargo Theft

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Card Game

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

TSA lays out its plan for a port driver security credential.

Tags: Department of Homeland Security, TWIC

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Drivers Are Key

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

If you want your security program to be successful, you need to enlist the aid of your drivers.

Tags: Security

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Legal Eye View

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Carriers need to make sure security procedures don't violate discrimination or privacy laws.

Tags: driver screening, video surveillance, Legal

July 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Keeping An Eye Out

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Highway Watch makes truck drivers part of the national intelligence structure.

Tags: Highways

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

NHTSA Proposes Shorter Stops

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

Proposal would require big tractors to stop 20 percent to 30 percent shorter.

Tags: Regulations, NHTSA

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

A 'Fuelish' Situation

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Prices soar and new ultra low sulfur diesel should kick them higher. ATA seeks to put a face on the problem.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Trucking's 'Other' Problem

By Doug Condra, President

Finding drivers will get harder. How about taking the 'easy' way out?

Tags: Truck Drivers

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Fuel: The Double Whammy

By LCT Staff

We explore the ramifications of government regulations, market-driven cost increases, the future of biodiesel and liquid natural gas, as well as anti-idling solutions.

Tags: Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel, idling policies, Diesel Prices, anti idling

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Shop Waste

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

Handling shop waste correctly can improve your bottom line, your image and the environment.

Tags: Waste Management, Managing the Shop

June 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Two Hundred Miles To Make A Point

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

I can say that the difference between a conventional diesel ISX and the LNG ISX is barely noticeable.

Tags: Westport

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

What Prompts Those Road Calls?

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

Tire problems are by far the number one cause of breakdowns.

Tags: Roadside Assistance

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Causes Of Truck Crashes

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Drivers are a common factor in most crashes, but truck drivers are at fault more than we thought.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Fatal Accidents, Crash Research

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Knights Of The Road: They're Still With Us

By Doug Condra, President

Four professionals show the world that doing the right thing is the right thing.

Tags: Truck Drivers

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Spring Showtime

By HDT staff

Here's what's new in truck equipment...

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Hybrid Reefer Offers Big Savings

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

A revolutionary truck refrigeration unit offers hybrid fuel economies and major maintenance savings.

Tags: Diesel, Reefer

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trailer Tracking

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

Installation of such devices requires some logistics savvy.

Tags: Tracking, Trailer Tracking

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Box On Wheels No More

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

A number of factors are prompting fleet managers to take a closer look at trailer maintenance.

Tags: Maintenance, Trailers

May 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

LONG-LIFE ADVANCES

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

New developments make trailers longer lasting and more economical.

Tags: Trailers

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Drive Test: Cummins '07 ISX & ISM

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Cummins has a smaller fleet of Reliability, Assurance and Problem Identification (RAPId) test trucks for validating updates a step or two ahead of the field test units.

Tags: Cummins

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Gentlemen, Start Your New Engines

By Steve Sturgess, Tom Berg, & Deborah Whistler

This comprehensive report provides the latest clean diesel developments.

Tags: Maintenance, Caterpillar, DPF, Diesel Particulate Filter

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