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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...

Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles
Once Around the Yard: How Salvation Army Won its P&D Battles

January 13, 2014
Over the Christmas holidays, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers raise money to help fund its disaster and human-relief efforts. But considerable dollars also...

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change
Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

December 20, 2013
Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over...

Hiring Veterans
Hiring Veterans

November 26, 2013
“Veterans make excellent employees,” says Boyd Stephenson, who heads the American Trucking Associations’ driver licensing efforts. “They’re conscientious,...

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...

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...

Electrifying the Windy City
Electrifying the Windy City

March 11, 2013
Chicago has ordered 20 heavy-duty, electric-powered trash trucks that will be the first of their kind in the nation. The electric trucks will run almost...

Test Drive: Cat CT-660 at Work
Test Drive: Cat CT-660 at Work

February 12, 2013
When reviewing a product like the Caterpillar CT-660, there is no replacement for getting the opinion of the people who have been using it day in and day...

Class 8 Update: The latest models and trends
Class 8 Update: The latest models and trends

January 7, 2013
"Uncertainty" is the word people at most truck builders used to describe this year's business mood. Sales started strong, then slacked off in the summer as...