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Rodeo du Camion

Rodeo du Camion

Rodeo du Camion is a trucking event like no other anywhere on Earth. A few dozen otherwise sensible drivers and owner-operators vie for a few thousand dollars in prize money for racing their trucks up a 12% grade hitched to 45-ton loads of 2x4s. Really. Here are a few pictures taken at the event a few years ago, the last time I was up there. Not much has changed, I'm told, and anyone who attends can expect a earful of high-energy music and a face full of diesel exhaust. No, there are no DPFs around here. It's a weekend you won't soon forget and it happens at the end of July. There's some great fishing nearby, too, if you want to make it a mixed getaway. If you have a few days to spare and you want to take in a spactacle like no other, Notre Dame du Nord, Quebec is the place to be next weekend. All photo's by Jim Park

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4 Ways Drivers Can Dial Up MPG

Henry Albert, veteran owner-operator from Mooresville, N.C., is exceptionally good at squeezing...

An accomplished owner-operator offers his advice on what it takes to drive fuel efficiently. He contends that if drivers want to achieve high fuel economy numbers, they simply cannot drive like they always have.

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RoadCheck Begins: Don't Be Sidelined by Your Tires

Tread wear is the most obvious defect-- and one that immediately catches an inspector's eye....

Vehicle inspections take on a little more significance during RoadCheck, which begins Tuesday. Tires are the special focus this year. Have a close look at your tires before the inspectors do; it's may keep you out of the hooskow.

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Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

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Got Questions? Sleeper Cab Power Experts

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

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Commentary: Take a Load Off

Rolf Lockwood

These days most of the innovations we see have to do with saving a buck, and we don’t often see one aimed at making drivers more comfortable. How about a custom-fitted truck seat that can be adjusted remotely by a medical professional?

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5 Things You Need to Know About ELDs

Printing is one of several ways e-logs can be presented to enforcement officials at roadside....

Electronic logging devices to track driver hours of service become mandatory in December 2017. Everything you need to know about compliance is spelled out in the final rule, but here's a quick look at some of the more common sources of confusion – and a few things you'll need to consider that are not spelled out in the text of the rule.

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Video: How the Wyakin Foundation Helps Veterans Find Work

Video: How the Wyakin Foundation Helps Veterans Find Work

In this On the Spot video, Brent Taylor of the Wyakin Foundation explains how the organization helps veterans find employment in sectors like the trucking industry. Senior Editor Tom Berg spoke with him at the East Manufacturing booth at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Video: Goodyear Highway Hero 2016

Video: Goodyear Highway Hero 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY -- In this On the Spot video from the Mid-America Trucking Show 2016, meet this year's Goodyear Highway Hero and hear about the impact of his experience.

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Backing off Back Pain

While back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting, the misery is...

Back pain is the bane of many whose jobs involve a lot of sitting at a desk or other work station. But that misery is compounded when the sitting is behind the wheel of a truck.