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Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires
Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

June 10, 2013
You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel...

What You Need to Know About Operating in Canada
What You Need to Know About Operating in Canada

April 2, 2013
FMCSA and the U.S. DOT have no influence over what happens in Canada, but Canada has plenty of its own regulatory agencies and ministries whose rules will...

Transborder Trucking
Transborder Trucking

April 2, 2013
Today, borders aren’t so much barriers as they are trade portals. Yes, security concerns and trade issues have thickened our northern and southern borders...

Drivers and Brakes

September 20, 2012
In 2003 and again in 2004, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conducted continent-wide surveys of drivers' brake system knowledge. The results were shocking

Driver Training: You Get What You Pay For
Driver Training: You Get What You Pay For

September 17, 2012
There's no B-Team in trucking. Nor do parallel roadways exist where inexperienced rookies can safely hone their skills before stepping onto the big road...

Cargo Securement: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Under CSA
Cargo Securement: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Under CSA

February 13, 2012
You can hide a multitude of sins inside a van trailer, but with an open deck trailer, any indiscretions are out in the open for all to see -- including DOT...

Top 5 Cargo Securement Violations

February 13, 2012
In 2011, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspectors conducted about 2 million vehicle inspections. In the cargo securement sphere, the most common...

Why Real-World Fuel Efficiency Numbers Don't Match up to Lab Tests

August 31, 2011
Real-life fuel consumption reduction numbers never live up to the numbers some tire makers tout when promoting fuel efficiency. One reason is that tire...

The Coming Driver Shortage, Part 2: Who Will Be Driving Your Trucks?
The Coming Driver Shortage, Part 2: Who Will Be Driving Your Trucks?

May 2, 2011
That trucking is about to experience its worst labor shortage ever should as come no surprise. Our fate was cast years ago, though a few cruel twists have...

Tracking Tire Performance
Tracking Tire Performance

March 12, 2010
If you were serious about getting the best odds on a pro basketball bet, you'd research the heck out of the starting lineups, and know in advance that Kobe...