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What happens when the facts show FMCSA goofed?
What happens when the facts show FMCSA goofed?

August 7, 2013
Equipment Editor and former over-the-road driver, Jim Park, ponders how FMCSA will cover its tracks when the crash rate actually goes up because of the new...

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...

The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak
The Tesla Semi: Lots More Sizzle, Still No Steak

November 20, 2017
Seven months after we were teased with a ghostly image of Tesla's ersatz electric semi, we still don't know anything substantive about it. Maybe that's all...

Twin-Sticks to No-Sticks (Trucks have sure come a long way, Baby)
Twin-Sticks to No-Sticks (Trucks have sure come a long way, Baby)

October 21, 2013
It's easy to look back nostalgically at trucks that our grandfathers drove. Spend a day in one like Equipment Editor Jim Park did recently and say you...

Crash Prevention? Sorry, not our job.
Crash Prevention? Sorry, not our job.

June 24, 2012
With a potential calamity hanging in the balance, why didn't law enforcement in this small Canadian tourist town take any action to prevent it, or at least...

Are You Putting Enough Air In Your Steer Tires?
Are You Putting Enough Air  In Your Steer Tires?

December 9, 2014
If you are not running at least 105 psi in your steer tires, you’re running underinflated. In some cases, those tires may be in run-flat condition.

Where have all the grab handles gone?
Where have all the grab handles gone?

February 1, 2013
What do you think the aerodynamic penalty would be from a grab handle on the side of a truck that would help a driver climb up to a place he or she could...

Snow Happens
Snow Happens

January 30, 2014
With 55 winters under his belt, Equipment Editor, Jim Park is amused by the expectation that life should continue like normal in places where they hardly...

The Magnificent Stopping Power of Air Disc Brakes
The Magnificent Stopping Power of Air Disc Brakes

July 15, 2013
" Since a 13-liter diesel engine with 40 tons in tow will never match the get-up-and-go of a Porsche 911 GT3, we G-force junkies have to get our fix with...