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14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory
14 Things You Need to Know Before ELDs Become Mandatory

March 16, 2017
Come Dec. 17, the paper logbooks that truck drivers have been required to use to track their hours of work and rest since the 1930s will be history for...

Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?
Could House Bill Slow or Even Stop ELD Rule?

July 18, 2017
The House Transportation Committee has attached a directive to this year’s Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that...

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...

Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines
Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines

February 11, 2014
While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck...

Volvo Next-Generation VNL Launch in Photos
Volvo Next-Generation VNL Launch in Photos

July 11, 2017

When Can Driving Time be Considered Off-Duty Time?
When Can Driving Time be Considered Off-Duty Time?

August 27, 2013
This question has to do with what has been termed “personal conveyance.” This is a situation where a driver is using his/her commercial vehicle as a...

7 Factors to Consider When Installing an Inverter
7 Factors to Consider When Installing an Inverter

September 5, 2013
Power inverters – the devices that convert standard battery (DC) power to AC household power – are becoming more commonplace in the trucking industry....

Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor
Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor

August 29, 2017
Cummins has beaten Tesla to the punch with its unveiling of a new, all-electric truck, dubbed the Urban Hauler EV.

FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers
FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

October 20, 2017
Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device...

Lift Axle Considerations
Lift Axle Considerations

April 20, 2010
State laws are the biggest factor governing use or non-use of auxiliary lift axles on trucks and trailers