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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 - 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.

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 - Editorial

Is 68 Fast Enough?

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

If a driver can complete a 500-mile trip an hour or two faster, he can make more trips.

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

KW T600

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

The 21st anniversary of the T600 is marked by a review of the interior and a fuel economy challenge.

Tags: Kenworth

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

To Their Health

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

The driver pool is aging and poor health is an increasing issue.

Tags: Driver Health

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Port Security: Scary Stuff, But Why Give Osama Ideas?

By Doug Condra, President

Federal report targets truckers with criminal records. Irresponsible reporting has no place here.

Tags: Drivers, Department of Homeland Security, TWIC

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Drive Test: Detroit Diesel Series 60

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Detroit executives recently held a ride-and-drive event so reporters could feel for themselves how the engines act.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Engine

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

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Improving Driver Retention

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

TCA conference offers tips for reducing driver turnover.

Tags: Driver Turnover, TCA, Driver Retention

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Engine Web Sites

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

For fast info on the new truck engines, you can either talk to an engine rep at an industry trade show or go online.

Tags: Engines

April 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

New Fuels & Oils

By Deborah Lockridge, Senior Editor

There are questions aplenty about the oils and fuels that must be used in the new '07 engines.

Tags: CJ-4 motor oil, Fuel and Oil, oil additives

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Next generation kicks it up a notch.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

HDT Honors Trucking All-Stars

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

Eight outstanding trucking executives are recognized with Heavy Duty Trucking's first Truck Fleet Innovators awards.

Tags: Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamics

By Tom Berg, Senior Equipment Editor

Streamlined power units are a given, and research on trailer aero improvers should make them common, too.

Tags: Equipment, Trailers

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Surviving an audit

By Patricia Smith, Senior Editor

Tips for making compliance reviews 'positive and peaceful' events.

Tags: Compliance, Audits

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Trucking Visionary

By Don Schneider Chairman Schneider National Inc.

Schneider is a high-tech company that happens to own a few thousand trucks.

Tags: Schneider National

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

One Truck To 21,000

By Jerry Moyes Chairman/CEO Swift Transportation Inc.

From owner-operator to mega fleet, swift has grown through strategic acquisitions.

Tags: Swift Transportation

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Opening New Doors: Harry Muhlschlegel, New Century Transportation

By Deborah Lockridge

This former owner-operator, a 2006 HDT Truck Fleet Innovator, is constantly re-inventing typical trucking practices.

Tags: LTL, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Leading Edge

By Max Fuller, Patrick Quinn U.S. Xpress Enterprises

As an early adopter of new technologies, U.S. Xpress has avoided the bleeding edge.

Tags: U.S. Xpress

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Driver is Key

By Duane Acklie Chairman Crete Carrier Corp.

Low driver turnover comes with hiring right and treating them right.

Tags: Driver Turnover

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Won't Give It Away

By Russ Gerdin Chairman & CEO Heartland Express Inc.

Heartland is operated with an eye toward long-term profits instead of short-term cash flow.

Tags: Heartland Express

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Se Habla Espanol?

By Glenn Brown, CEO Contract Freighters Inc.

CFI's Mexican business can be traced back to deregulation.

Tags: Mexico, NAFTA

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