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CSA and brakes: The points are the last thing I'd worry about
CSA and brakes: The points are the last thing I'd worry about

August 20, 2012
It's funny that drivers place so much more emphasis on speed and performance over stopping capacity. All the horsepower in the world won't help when you're...

How many drivers do we really need?
How many drivers do we really need?

August 1, 2012
Do we really have a shortage of truck drivers in this country or are we simply adding up the empty seats across the land and calling that under-utilized...

It works! The saga of a motorcycle engine rebuild
It works! The saga of a motorcycle engine rebuild

July 24, 2012
There's a special satisfaction one gets from digging deep into the innards of a machine, dismantling it, reassembling it, and eventually getting it running...

Truck brakes don't fail by themselves
Truck brakes don't fail by themselves

July 10, 2012
Over the past week, two trucks crashed as a result of their inability to stop on hills. In both cases, the mainstream media reported that the trucks' brakes...

What happened to brotherhood?
What happened to brotherhood?

July 5, 2012
It's not enough that drivers need to watch out for downright lousy car drivers, overly enthusiastic creeper-cops and dispatchers that don't know the meaning...

Crash Prevention? Sorry, not our job.
Crash Prevention? Sorry, not our job.

June 24, 2012
With a potential calamity hanging in the balance, why didn't law enforcement in this small Canadian tourist town take any action to prevent it, or at least...

One-third of American workers are sleep-deprived
One-third of American workers are sleep-deprived

June 14, 2012
Americans, it seems, are chronically sleep deprived. Perhaps not dramatically so, but we're sleepy enough to make the radar screen at the National Institute...

Tire rolling resistance: It's real
Tire rolling resistance: It's real

June 6, 2012
I love it when someone comes up with a simple way of illustrating a point. Rolling resistance in tires is real and it's a problem for trucks. But how do you...

The 1.6 mpg epiphany
The 1.6 mpg epiphany

May 31, 2012
Here's a tale that, if it were from any other industry, might inspire a feel-good feature film. It's about a struggling rookie lease-operator who, as he is...

What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log
What this country needs is a good $300 electronic log

May 21, 2012
As the House and Senate try to come to agreement on a highway bill that could include a requirement to mandate electronic onboard recorders, I want to say,...