September 28, 2016
The term "Uber for trucking" is at risk of becoming a generic term, being used for a variety of new apps aimed at automating the load booking process, but Uber is making big plans to make "Uber for trucking" a reality, according to a new report from Reuters.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:01 AM | »
Techs from TravelCenters of America dominated the Trailer Track competition, winning 12 of 15 awards announced.
September 23, 2016
Trailers get little enough attention in the real world, and this new focus gives them the respect they deserve. Trailers (and truck bodies) are where the payloads go, after all.
Posted @ Friday, September 23, 2016 12:59 PM | »
A new or existing task force might bring in trailer-builder and repair-shop representatives to speak to it.
September 21, 2016
How do you repair a lowboy trailer whose deck structure has lost its arc? That might deserve some scrutiny, the organization figures.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:32 AM | »
The company is exhibiting at the giant IAA truck show in Hannover, Germany, by sharing a booth with its battery supplier, Gentherm.
September 18, 2016
The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from hybrid-powered operation alone, Hyliion claims.
Posted @ Sunday, September 18, 2016 3:53 PM | »
Among seven categories of fuel-savings devices for over-the-road rigs, trailer aero devices had the lowest acceptance rate, about 21%.
September 12, 2016
It appears that it took a government decree to push operators into it, and it will take another set of rules to force further adoption of drag-reduction methods for trailers.
Posted @ Monday, September 12, 2016 8:30 AM | »
At the heart of this "beast" is a standard I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission
August 26, 2016
Volvo is again using high-profile stunts and viral video to highlight its engineering skills, and the latest is The Iron Knight, the world’s fastest truck, breaking the record set by a previous special Volvo truck.
Posted @ Friday, August 26, 2016 1:57 PM | »
Box-type and vocational trailers are both affected in 2018-27 rules, and the U.S. is the first country in the world to regulate them.
August 24, 2016
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:53 PM | »
Two contrasting bits of news about the so-called “Uber for trucking” marketplace – and should we really be calling it that, anyway?
August 23, 2016
Two contrasting bits of news about the so-called “Uber for trucking” marketplace prompted this All That's Trucking blog from Deborah Lockridge, who asks, should we really be calling it that, anyway?
Posted @ Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:13 AM | »
August 11, 2016
The Department of Labor may be getting involved in an employee “misclassification” situation involving delivery drivers at Flowers Foods, the Georgia-based company that owns Wonder Bread, Nature’s Own, Tastykake and other brands.
Posted @ Thursday, August 11, 2016 7:45 AM | »
The #28 Cummins Special diesel race car is much more than a colorful relic from the past.
August 10, 2016
Cummins Engine Co. founder Clessie Cummins knew a thing or two about making engines. As it turns out he had a twisted genius for marketing too.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:38 PM | »
July 24, 2016
The text of both the Democratic and Republican 2016 platforms runs for about 50 pages and each devotes just about 200 words to issues directly related to transportation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the positions presented are largely mirror images; that is to say, they are direct opposites.
Posted @ Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:00 PM | »
"We want people who start a trip to finish it."
July 21, 2016
Autonomous Tesla big rigs and a self-driving bus ... and what's the federal government going to do about regulating this fast-changing technology? Learn more in Deborah Lockridge's All That's Trucking blog.
Posted @ Thursday, July 21, 2016 7:24 AM | »
July 20, 2016
Anyone who says all the fun has gone from trucking has never been to Rodeo du Camion. It's a trucking event like no other, where drivers pull 45-ton loads of 2x4 lumber up a 12% grade in pursuit of a few thousands dollars in prize money. Jim Park has more in his On the Road blog.
Posted @ Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:30 AM | »
April 29, 2016
Although the makeup of its initial members as well as its stated goals strongly suggest its main focus will be on benefiting the auto industry, the new bipartisan House Smart Transportation Caucus may also help put autonomous trucks on the nation’s highway.
Posted @ Friday, April 29, 2016 1:15 PM | »
April 8, 2016
Eleven natural food suppliers plus outdoors outfitter Patagonia are urging the proposed Phase 2 round of GHG/MPG standards be tightened and sped up.
Posted @ Friday, April 8, 2016 12:55 PM | »
March 3, 2016
What we learn from sessions like TMC's Fleet Forum is that you probably aren't the only truck owner having a particular problem. It puts the boots to the oft-heard comment from dealers, "Gee, I've never heard that one before."
Posted @ Thursday, March 3, 2016 10:37 PM | »
February 9, 2016
Cosmopolitan is not where most would-be truckers will turn for advice on launching a career behind the wheel.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:37 PM | »
The Congressional Budget Office now projects that the Highway Trust Fund will be insolvent by the end of 2021.
February 8, 2016
A new projections from the Congressional Budget Office about where the Highway Trust Fund will be by the end of 2021 illustrates the inherent flaw in how Congress chose to fund the FAST Act. David Cullen explores the ramifications in his "Passing Zone" blog.
Posted @ Monday, February 8, 2016 2:00 PM | »
December 10, 2015
It's official, finally; hours of service is going electronic. In his On the Road blog, Equipment Editor and former driver Jim Park tells fleets and owner-operators to prepare now for a cut in productivity and make the necessary adjustment to your operation while you still can.
Posted @ Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:28 AM | »
August 24, 2015
You simply won't believe your eyes when you see what some dumb-*ss truck driver is doing in this YouTube video. Equipment editor Jim Park is just glad he was kind enough to leave behind this bit of evidence. Does anybody have any idea who this guy is?
Posted @ Monday, August 24, 2015 10:45 PM | »