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October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

The Overcapacity Crunch

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

When will the freight recover?

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 - Cover Story

Uptime: Beware The Culture Clash

By Deborah Lockridge

Power struggles between operations and maintenance can cost you in downtime and money.

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

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

7 Steps To Keep Tires Rolling

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

Tire problems account for half of roadside breakdowns. A well-run inspection program will save time and money.

Tags: Tires, breakdowns, Downtime, Preventive Maintenance, Inspections

July 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Dodging Downtime Disasters

By Tom Berg & Steve Sturgess

Effective management means identifying the things that cripple trucks, and dealing with them before they become emergencies.

Tags: Equipment Issues, breakdowns

June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

New Fuels, New Problems

By Deborah Lockridge

Ultra low sulfur diesel is causing unique problems in both cold weather operation and maintenance. issues with biodiesel could be even worse.

Tags: Biodiesel, Winter, oil additives

June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Testing Tires For Economy

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

New TMC recommended practice offers an easier way to evaluate fuel-efficient tires.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Tires

June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Less Idle, Less Fuel

By Jim Beach

Drivers are much more likely to turn the engine off if they can still be comfortable in the cab, winter and summer. That's where anti-idling technology comes in.

Tags: Idle Reduction, HVAC, Fuel Prices, APU

June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Automating Fuel Buying

By Jim Beach

Technologies exist today to help fleet managers make the most out of their fuel purchases.

Tags: Fuel purchasing, Fuel Costs, FMS, Fuel Management

June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Gearing Up For Fuel Economy

By Tom Berg

More care than ever is needed when pairing the ‘07 diesels with gear ratios to get the best balance between performance and fuel economy.

Tags: Fuel Economy

June 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Betting on Biodiesel

By Oliver Patton

Fuel made from vegetable and animal feedstocks and then blended with diesel will some day be commonplace in trucking.

Tags: Biodiesel, ATA, Soybean Oil

May 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Exec Views On Drivers

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

The driver shortage was one of the most pressing topics addressed by fleet executives at Newport Communications' annual economic summit, held in conjunction with the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

May 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Congress Needs A Sensible Approach To Highway Funding

By Doug Condra, President

When it comes to doling out money, our legislators are out of control.

Tags: Congress, American Trucking Associations

May 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

FMCSA Turns Teacher With New Webinar Series

By Oliver Patton

Everybody knows that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration writes and enforces all the safety rules. It's the top cop when it comes to such regs. But the agency has added a new job title to its repertoire: teacher.

Tags: FMCSA, Technology, Driver Safety

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Government SNAFUs Over APUs

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The regs mean any APU or heating device will have to have its own diesel particulate trap technology.

Tags: CARB, ATA, APU

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Get Trucking!

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

ATA launches a media campaign to reach drivers outside the traditional pool.

Tags: ATA

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Mobile Wireless: It's Not Flawless, But It's Working

By Doug Condra, President

Today's systems are more capable than ever, and prices are more palatable.

Tags: Communications, wireless communications

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Creating Peace In The Shop

By Evan Lockridge

Your drivers and your mechanics need not be adversaries, even though they speak different languages.

Tags: Maintenance, Managing the Shop

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

High-Tech Temptations

By Jim Beach, Technology Editor

Technologies designed to make fleets and drivers more efficient can also make the driver's job easier and often lead to better pay as well.

Tags: Productivity, Communications, Driver Retention

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Reaching A New Demographic

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

The times, they are a-changin', Bob Dylan sang that back in the tumultuous 1960s, and it still holds true today.

Tags: Recruiting, APU

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

More Than Driving Skills

By HDT Staff

Knight Transport, a small Northwest trucking company, was in trouble. It had 24 trucks with 17 available, but only 14 drivers and a turnover rate of 75 percent a month. Owner Scotty White's truck fleet was lying largely dormant and he could not grow his company.

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Recruiting In The Information Age

By Deborah Lockridge

Computer software can make recruiting more effective and efficient.

Tags: Recruiting, Software, Technology

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Pay It How It Plays

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Private fleets are cutting costs and improving service by switching from traditional driver pay methods.

Tags: Private Fleets, Driver Productivity, Driver Pay, National Private Truck Council

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Reap What You Pay

By Patricia Smith & Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editors

Driver compensation planning must go beyond a paycheck. It must involve benefits, bonuses – even non-monetary perks.

Tags: Driver Pay

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Ultimate Decision-Maker

By Oliver Patton

Each year, government's primary regulatory focus falls more intensely on the driver. Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Tags: Drivers, Driver Training, FMCSA

April 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New faces Behind The Wheel

By Deborah Lockridge

Truck drivers have traditionally been mostly white males, but a growing need for drivers and a changing population means that notion must change.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Women in Trucking, Recruiting

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