OSHA Fines, Worker's Comp Claims, Lost Productivity, Lawsuits, Higher Insurance Costs, Equipment Downtime. The Pitfalls of Not Managing the Dangers in the Shop
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By Deborah Lockridge
in the last several years, we've seen increased interest in remanufacturing in the world of heavy-duty trucks.
By Steve Mitchell, Managing Editor
Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone. Once there, he'd fumble through a heavy phone book looking for a roadside service that he knew absolutely nothing about. Hanging up the phone, he'd hike back to his tractor and wait for help to arrive.
By Tom Berg
The nomenclature suggests a circle, and this truck will turn them with alacrity. Also Ford redesigns its ever-popular F-150 for 2009.
By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor
The star of this show was the MaxxForce 13-liter, 1,700 pounds-foot engine destined for a high mileage fleet.
If you can't pass the higher costs on in surcharges, it's time to reduce fuel usage. And hybrid-drive trucks are capable of some serious savings.
Ford's F-150, America's perennial best-selling vehicle and part of a truck line that has claimed sales leadership for 31 years, may well keep that distinction, thanks to an extensive redesign for the 2009 model year.
Perhaps this fuel crisis will propel skeptical users to take a look at fuel economy enhancers.
By Doug Condra
Citizens Against Government Waste www.ccagw.org provides insights into the pork system, and a platform to participate in the movement to change it.
By Deborah Whistler, editor
Swindlers are using carrier data to steal from trainees.
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