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Trucking Lost Faith in Anne Ferro -- But Replacement Could Be Worse

Trucker-turned-editor Jim Park gives his perspective of Anne Ferro's tenure as chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration -- and some chilling tho...

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an inch o...

NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem

There is no excuse whatsoever for a driver striking a low bridge if the obstruction is accurately marked. That obviously wasn't the case with the Skagit River B...

Has the U.S. SmartWay Program Helped Retreading?

With regulations affecting how fleets fit their wheels, the retreading industry is still deciding whether or not the inclusion of verified low-rolling-resistanc...

Nitrogen Tire Inflation: Still in the Game?

We don't hear much these days about nitrogen tire inflation systems for heavy trucks. They are still out there, and some users are reporting good results from t...

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in freight e...

Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

By the time the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck made its public debut in February boasting 10.7 mpg, some contemporary trucks were achieving better than 8 mpg, and...

Retread Your Way to Prosperity

Despite success stories reported by successful fleets, some misconceptions about retreads still exist. These myths are often based on bad, and sometimes severel...

Driver Tries Citizen's Arrest on a Cop with Interesting Results

This amusing video surfaced on YouTube recently. In his On the Road blog, Jim Park compares it to a parable of sorts about glass houses and throwing stones. In ...

Wheel-end Maintenance Saves Tires, Brakes

A little extra diligence in the shop, or a bit of mechanical assistance, can help fleets avoid the irritants associated with loose wheel bearings, like irregula...

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