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Dealer-Fleet Cooperation, Driver Shortage are Vital Issues, ATA Chairman Says

January 28, 2014
Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014...

6x2 Fuel Savings Average 2.5% in Track and Fleet Tests, NACFE Study Finds
6x2 Fuel Savings Average 2.5% in Track and Fleet Tests, NACFE Study Finds

January 22, 2014
The "tag-tandem" tests well and does even better in actual service, says the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. One negative: Drive-tire wear is...

Sleep Apnea CPAP Battery Test Now Underway at Major Fleet, TMC Says

September 9, 2013
PITTSBURGH -- A field test of battery-powered CPAP devices to combat sleep apnea among drivers is now underway with the help of three suppliers and a major...

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again
Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

July 30, 2013
Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to...

Is a Fuel- and Weight-Saving 6x2 for You?
Is a Fuel- and Weight-Saving 6x2 for You?

May 7, 2013
It’s still an oddball spec in road tractors and you’re not likely to consider it, but the 6x2 – a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total...

Co-op-owned container chassis coming
Co-op-owned container chassis coming

May 2, 2013
Drayage operators will soon obtain more container chassis from trucker-owned pools than from ship lines and railroads, which signals part of a transition...

Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says
Hours of Service Reg Likely to Take Effect As-Is, NPTC Legal Counsel Says

May 1, 2013
Revised hours-of-service rules being contested by trucking and outside parties will probably be adopted as presented by federal authorities, the National...

What's New in Used Trucks?
What's New in Used Trucks?

April 30, 2013
Every day, thousands of used trucks change hands. Last year, 190,000 were sold, and though this year's tally might be lower, it's still a healthy business...

Not Your Father's Air Filter
Not Your Father's Air Filter

April 2, 2013
There was a time when fleet managers and owner-operators specified many components on their new trucks and tractors, but that's been seriously curtailed by...

Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection
Add Exhaust-Emissions Gear to a Used-Truck Inspection

March 27, 2013
Is it time to replace your old truck or tractor? Is it old enough that its engine has none of the exhaust-emissions equipment that’s been giving people fits...