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If you do it from memory, you’re probably missing something.
October 26, 2016
Pre-trips are supposed to be done before the vehicle is pulled away from a parking place and heads for the highway. In this blog from Senior Editor Tom Berg, we run through each item in a pre-trip inspection.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:49 PM | »
October 18, 2016
Of great interest to the trucking industry is the impact Donald Trump’s recent free fall in the polls may have on the reelection of key members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:49 AM | »
Hauling fuel for this company is a lot easier than dealing with heavy freight containers, says driver Jeff McMannus.
October 14, 2016
He stood at an open pipe at the tanker and held his hand in front of it, checking air as it flowed inside. During product loading, vapor-laden air is drawn out of the tanker to keep it from bursting.
Posted @ Friday, October 14, 2016 9:59 AM | »
A new take-charge chief leads the association during times of uncertainty and fast-changing technology.
October 13, 2016
The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition wrapped up in Las Vegas last week, so Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge has had a little time to reflect on the key themes of the many sessions, announcements and expo booths for her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:00 AM | »
October 12, 2016
A recent editorial on speed limiters generated a flurry of comments. HDT's Deborah Lockridge shares some of them, and some more thoughts on this controversial issue, in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:30 AM | »
Towing is a big deal for some pickup-truck owners, and Ford says its 2017-model SuperDuty pickups are more capable than ever.
September 30, 2016
The heftiest trailer was a Gladiator Load Max gooseneck, loaded with concrete blocks and decorative limestone, and weighing almost 30,000 pounds.
Posted @ Friday, September 30, 2016 12:00 AM | »
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 | »
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 | »
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 | »
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 | »
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 | »
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 | »