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5 Ways to Succeed or Fail as an Owner-Operator
5 Ways to Succeed or Fail as an Owner-Operator

June 10, 2013
Sometimes owner-operators are their own worst enemy. They too often do things to undermine their business – like budgeting based on the best of times, not...

Growing a Small Fleet
Growing a Small Fleet

October 8, 2013
To be a fleet of fewer than 100 trucks in America today is to be a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs: every move fraught with risk, perils at...

5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs
5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

April 6, 2016
Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out...

Hands-off on the Highway
Hands-off on the Highway

May 7, 2015
There are still a few misconceptions about autonomous commercial vehicles. They are not driverless trucks, but trucks that help make drivers' lives a little...

Law Firm's "Serial Killer" Ad Provokes Strong Response from Trucking

June 5, 2014
An ad placed in Maxim magazine by a Texas-based law firm specializing in truck crash litigation characterized truckers as serial killers. Response from...

SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance
SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

September 19, 2013
User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage...

What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?
What Exactly Constitutes an Underinflated Truck Tire?

July 3, 2013
Why should we worry about defining underinflation? Because of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability)...

How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction
How Nice Cabs Can Affect Driver Satisfaction

July 23, 2015
Whatever the reason for their discontent, the driver turnover rate for 2014 wound up at over 95%. Perhaps a newer, better mattress would help them sleep...

Say Goodbye to Booster Cables
Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

June 5, 2013
Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting...

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings
NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

October 29, 2015
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower...

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