Training Odyssey: Day One

My head feels full-to overflowing, having just concluded my first nine-hour marathon of what will be three weeks of truck-driving school. In my possession: a 3-inch high stack of manuals plus logbook, and a nifty ruler


AIM NationaLease Buys Nor-Cola

AIM NationaLease has purchased the leasing assets of Nor-Cola NationaLease of Denver, CO. The acquisition includes 200 pieces of equipment in two Colorado locations.


Navistar Unveils New Logo, Branding Strategy

Navistar International has officially moved all of its business groups under the International brand and introduced a new contemporary International logo.


Hino & Isuzu May Merge Truck Operations

Hino Motors Ltd., Japan's largest truck maker, and Isuzu Motors Ltd. will merge their bus units and may combine truck operations.


GE Capital Online Business Booming

Just 5 months after it's initial launch, GE Capital Fleet Servies' web ordering site is doing more than $3 million a day in online transactions -- and the company expects that number to triple in the next 6 months


Navistar To Build Engines In Brazil

Navistar International Corp. and Brazil's largest engine maker Iochpe Maxion SA have launched a joint venture which will allow production of International engines in Brazil.


FBI May Investigate Overnite Shooting

The FBI says it will take over the investigation of the shooting of an Overnite Transportation driver if evidence points to Teamsters involvement


Western Star Adds Three Dealers

Western Star Trucks has added three full-service dealers to its North American organization: Western Star of Dunn, Inc., Dunn, NC; River's Truck Center Inc., Red Lion, PA; and Western Star Trucks of Wichita, KS.


Truck Sale Sites: How Do They Rate?

It's a buyer's market for used trucks these days, and the Internet is at least one reason why. The web is being populated with more and more sites that allow you to research specs, check out


DOT Offers Bilingual Hazmat Training

The Office of Motor Carrier Safety is offering a free, CD-ROM-based English-Spanish training program about the legal requirements for commercial vehicle drivers and others involved in carrying hazardous materials

Understanding Trailer Tire Pressure
With a continued focus on increased productivity, fleets and owner-operators are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs and increase up-time. Tires are one of the top ten expenses in the trucking industry.
Falsely Accused and Not in the Wrong? Predict, Prepare, Protect
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