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Electric Semi: More Sizzle than Steak?
Electric Semi: More Sizzle than Steak?

May 2, 2017
The first image of Tesla's Electric Semi seem to show exactly the wrong type of electric truck. Is this for the benefit of investors or the trucking...

Leaky Roofs, Plugged DPFs and a Rainbow of Coolants: TMC Tackles them All
Leaky Roofs, Plugged DPFs and a Rainbow of Coolants: TMC Tackles them All

March 3, 2016
What we learn from sessions like TMC's Fleet Forum is that you probably aren't the only truck owner having a particular problem. It puts the boots to the...

For Whom the ELD Bell Tolls
For Whom the ELD Bell Tolls

December 10, 2015
It's official, finally; hours of service is going electronic. In his On the Road blog, Equipment Editor and former driver Jim Park tells fleets and...

Ladies, Gentlemen; Please Meet THE Dumbest Truck Driver in the World
Ladies, Gentlemen; Please Meet THE Dumbest Truck Driver in the World

August 24, 2015
You simply won't believe your eyes when you see what some dumb-*ss truck driver is doing in this YouTube video. Equipment editor Jim Park is just glad he...

Were Those Old Trucks Really as Good as We Remember?
Were Those Old Trucks Really as Good as We Remember?

July 9, 2015
A weekend at an antique and classic truck show opens up the floodgates and the memories of 20 years on the road come flooding back. Equipment Editor Jim...

Too Fast for Your Tires?
Too Fast for Your Tires?

April 8, 2015
Are higher highway speed limits a real threat to tire safety? A recent Associated Press story suggests that trucks running north of 75 mph could be at...

The Little Engine That Did
The Little Engine That Did

September 8, 2014
Fans of old engines and machinery would have been thrilled to find this working, 95-year-old engine on display at the the 40th anniversary celebrations of...

Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?
Are High Fuel Prices Killing Drivers?

February 26, 2014
If it's not bad enough that drivers seldom have the time to eat properly and exercise, escalating fuel costs are driving fleets to buy fuel where it's...

Death in the Tire Shop
Death in the Tire Shop

February 4, 2014
A tire service technician was killed when he was run over by the truck he was working on. Could more regulations have prevented the tragedy? Possibly, but...

In Praise of Higher Achievement
In Praise of Higher Achievement

August 27, 2013
The National Truck Driving Championships and the North American Inspectors Championship are great showcases for industry skill and expertise. Equipment...