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December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Heading For A Blue Christmas

By Doug Condra, President

Partisan politics may mean few presents under anyone's tree this year.

Tags: Senate

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Fleets as Test Labs

By Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor

Real world testing by savvy fleets makes for better products.

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

NIFTYFIFTY

By HDT Staff

HDT editors honor the top products of the year for usefulness to truck operators.

Tags: Buyers Products

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Cargo Vans Roundup

By HDT Staff

Sales are still good, features are nicer, and fuel economy is becoming more important .

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Engine Launch

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Detroit Diesel's new heavy-duty engine platform that will ultimately replace Series 60 and MBE 4000 in North America.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engine

December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New CARB Rules Loom

By HDT Staff

In a year, older diesel-powered reefers — even those meeting federal emissions rules — will no longer be welcome in California.

Tags: CARB, Reefers, Reefer

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

2008 Shell Rotella T SuperRigs Calendars Include a DVD

The 2005 Peterbilt 379 of Curtis Christians is featured on the cover of the 2008 Shell Rotella SuperRigs 25th Anniversary calendar. Christians, who captured Best in Show honors at the 25th Shell Rotella SuperRigs contest in

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dampney Debuts Heat-resistant Engine Paint

A full line of colorful, heat-resistant automotive spray coatings for engines, exhaust headers, manifolds, engine compartments and other parts is being introduced by Dampney Co. Inc. of Everett, Mass

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

California Gets Tough on Idling

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

California will kick it up several notches with a new anti-idling regulation come Jan. 1, 2008.

Tags: CARB, anti idling

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

If It Bleeds, It Leads

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Horrific truck crash is a public image nightmare.

Tags: Trucking's image

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Tax Credit: A Win-Win

By Doug Condra, President

A measure in Congress proposing to give truck and bus owners tax credits for putting advanced safety devices on their equipment.

Tags: Congress, Tax Credits

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mack's New Large Car

By Tom Berg

The Pinnacle Axle Forward lacks a really long hood, but this madeover CH has traditional looks and terrific driveability, thanks partly to a new, bigger engine.

Tags: Test Drive

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Peterbilt's 386 Hybrid

By Tom Berg

Ignore the "viper green" paint and the "hybrid" labels, and this Model 386 looks like a lot of road tractors out there.

Tags: Test Drive

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Isuzu N-Series

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

New truck gets larger, more spacious cab with increased side-to-side and front-to-back room.

Tags: Test Drive, Isuzu N-Series

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Killer Trucks No More

By Oliver Patton

How the industry is working to better its public image.

Tags: TCA

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Graphic Attractions

Last year, Disneyland celebrated its 50th anniversary with special promotions, including truckside ads produced by Epic Media.

By HDT Staff

Running ads - literally - can raise revenue and maybe build business

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Monster That's Eating Your Rigs

By Deborah Lockridge

Frame rails, crossmembers, suspension components, air tanks, fuel tanks, battery boxes, brackets, brake shoes, electrical systems, air-conditioning condensers, radiators, metal coolant tubing, steel wheels, inside the floor of the cab - even refrigeration units aren't safe from the corrosion monster.

Tags: Corrosion

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Optimism In Belgium Over Fuels

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Volvo introduces "carbon-dioxide-free" demonstrator trucks

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Optimism In Belgium Over Fuels

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Volvo introduces "carbon-dioxide-free" demonstrator trucks

Tags: Renewable Fuel

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

A Real Cure for Driver Fatigue

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Helping drivers sleep improves bottom line.

Tags: Driver Safety, Sleep Apnea, sleep disorders

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Cross-Border: Who's on First?

By Doug Condra, President

After 13 years of wild pitches and dropped fly balls, we're still trying to figure out Who's going to bend first, Why, and What will happen when they do.

Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Pilot Program

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Volvo VT830

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

This heavy truck is a complex and integrated vehicle that has so many more features the deeper you delve into it.

Tags: Volvo, Test Drive

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

The Overcapacity Crunch

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

When will the freight recover?

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Coolant Clues

By Deborah Lockridge

Think about adding high-level coolant analysis to your fleet's cooling system maintenance program.

Tags: COOLANT, Cooling Systems

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

View From The Hill

By Oliver Patton

Infrastructure, emissions incentives, hours of service, NAFTA and Mexico are the hot issues for 2008.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highways, Emissions

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Will There Be A Christmas This Year?

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Industry experts look to the peak freight season – and beyond.

Tags: Freight, Shippers

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Saving Fuel By Remote Control

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Denver-based Intermap Technologies plans to use sophisticated mapping and GPS data to save heavy truck fuel.

Tags: Technology

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Hours of Service Rollercoaster

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Once again, "safety" advocates have thrown a monkey wrench into truck driver hours of service rules.

Tags: FMSCA

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Congress: Skip The Bacon

By Doug Condra, President

Money that could've fixed bridges went for politicians' pet projects. It's time for sensible priorities.

Tags: Minnesota, Infrastructure, Bridge

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Test Drive: Mack Pinnacle

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The Pinnacle is Mack's latest- generation premium tractor for over-the-road fleets and owner-operators

Tags: Mack Trucks, Pinnacle, Test Drive

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Return To Limbo

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor; Deborah L.

A federal court's rejection of key provisions of driver hours of service rule throws the trucking industry into a too familiar regulatory quagmire.

Tags: Truck Drivers, FMCSA, American Trucking Associations

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Security Law Requires Cargo Container Screening and Sealing

By HDT staff

A new security law says that by July 2012, all cargo containers destined for the U.S. must be scanned and sealed at a foreign port before being loaded.

Tags: Security

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Bill Would Cut Off Funds for Cross-Border Pilot Project

By HDT staff

Opponents of the Bush administration's plan to begin long-distance trucking across the Mexican border threw another boulder onto the road recently...

Tags: Mexican Trucking, U.S. DOT, Mexican carriers

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

ATA Pushes National Clearinghouse For Drug And Alcohol Test Results

By HDT staff

The ATA is pushing Congress and the Department of Transportation to set up a national system to identify truck drivers who have tested positive for drugs and alcohol.

Tags: ATA, Drug Testing

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Infrastructure Disaster

By HDT Staff

Minnesota bridge collapse sharpens focus on highway spending.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highway Funding, Highways, Bridge

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Long-Haul Learning

By Jim Beach

Driver training should be a never-ending process, and most fleets fully understand and acknowledge that notion.

Tags: Driver Training, McLeod Software

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CRASH!

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Even a non-fatal wreck can cost millions. Safety technology can save money, and lives.

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Putting The Brakes On

By Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor

Brakes must work harder than ever, but your replacement brake linings may not be up to the task.

September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Washington Report

By HDT Staff

Minnesota Bridge Collapse Sharpens Focus On Highway Spending

August 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

The Politics of Green

By Deborah Lockridge

Environmental and energy issues are hot topics on Capitol Hill. What they'll mean for trucking is anyone's guess. But you can count on one thing: They will have an effect.

Tags: Environmentally Friendly, Climate Change, Regulations

August 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Quest To Save Fuel

By Jim Beach

Savvy fleets invest in green technologies.

Tags: Idle Reduction, APU

August 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diesel Spill Threats

By Patricia Smith & Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editors

Even a few gallons can mean big cleanup costs if you're not prepared.

August 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

A Long, Costly Road

By Tom Berg

Diesel makers continue to squeeze pollutants from exhaust, with resulting complexity, higher prices and reliability problems.

Tags: clean air standards, SCR, smog-forming pollutants

August 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Price Tag Challenge

By Oliver Patton

Buyer incentives for new engines are going to be a tough sell with Washington legislators.

Tags: Incentives, Engine

August 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Pre-Buy Ride

By Deborah Lockridge

Federal emissions regulations have sent truck purchasing cycles on a roller coaster ride that has far-reaching effects.

Tags: Clean Air Act, Regulations

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Kenworth's T660 Extended Day Cab

By Tom Berg

This extended daycab continues an aerodynamic revolution started by KW a quarter-century ago.

Tags: Kenworth, Test Drive

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Freightliner's Cascadia

By Jim Park

Freightliner's Cascadia meets customer demands and gives a little more in the bargain.

Tags: Freightliner, Customer Satisfaction, Freightliner Cascadia, Test Drive

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

International's New ProStar

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

It's a driver's truck for its quietness and handling. And it's an owner's truck for its low maintenance and repairability.

Tags: ProStar, Test Drive

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Towing: Finding A Better Way

By Oliver Patton

Everyone has a towing horror story. Here's what the good guys are doing to take some of the sting out the experience.

Tags: Towing

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Psychic On board

By Jim Beach

Today's truck technology and computing power can predict failures before they happen.

Tags: Maintenance, Technology, business management

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