Technology can help, but polishing a safety profile will always be about improving driver behavior and equipment maintenance.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s one to take to heart looking back at 2015.
The simple fact that we finally have a long-term bill is good news yet for a bill that is supposed to be about funding the updating and upkeep of our nation’s highways and bridges, the “funding” portion is disappointing.
Low interest rates for loans and growing supplies of used equipment help buyers, and there are hundreds of places to shop.
The year went quickly, but that’s because so much happened — largely good in our trucking sphere. You don’t need me to review things, but a couple of developments late in 2015 leave me very hopeful about what lies ahead.
Many fleets have tried outsourcing, only to bring their maintenance and repair work back in house because of negative experiences. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Despite sleep apnea’s devastating impact on highway safety and personal well-being, truck drivers can be easily and affordably treated for this common medical condition.
Low oil and diesel prices have dampened interest in alternative fuels, and dimethyl ether, more commonly known as DME, is no exception. But will global interest in DME hasten its adoption as a fuel in North America?
Component suppliers and others are making moves to ensure technicians at independent repair garages are well trained.
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?
The beefed-up chassis puts the new truck between ½-ton and ¾-ton pickups, but the star for now is Cummins power.
The tread designs of medium- and heavy-duty truck tires have become more sophisticated and tailor-made for specific applications and wheel positions.
In the ever-changing world of technology, Covenant Transportation Group is taking advantage of the ever-increasing evolution of some of the smallest of these gadgets — the smartphone.