The slide in the price of diesel fuel over the past two years has complicated the decision to switch to alternative fuels for many fleets. But is cheap oil even the real issue?
Agencies contend the program will provide $230 billion in net benefits to society, including benefits to our climate and the public health of Americans but the trucking industry must still deal with those costs, as well as ones the agencies might not have taken into account.
Trucks using speed limiters had a ratio of 1.6 crashes per 100 trucks per year, while those without had a ratio of 2.9.
Managing data is utterly essential to the successful maintenance of a truck fleet in 2016. That’s a given. But knowing it is one thing – doing it is quite another.
Diesel engines are cleaner than ever. So why is the California Air Resources Board calling for more zero emissions vehicles?
A memorandum of understanding required manufacturers to make service info available on model year 2010 trucks and newer but it did not mean that the truck makers had to provide training.
Fleets are always looking for ways to increase roll time of trucks and trailers and cut down on CSA violations. Properly equipped mobile maintenance trucks are one way that fleets are achieving it.
Interest has waned in the face of low fuel prices, but ‘price points’ are lower and the business remains active.
Kelsey Wolfe is Southern Freight Services’ director of safety, human resources and recruiting and Heavy Duty Trucking’s pick for its 2016 Safety & Compliance Award. While safety is her primary concern, it's her relationships with the drivers that make it happen.
Ploger is a diverse carrier hauling mostly high-cube multi-drop loads to customer retail locations in urban areas predominantly east of the Mississippi.
Wide-base single tires have saved truck fleets millions of gallons of fuel over the 20-plus years they have been in service and facilitated the transport of thousands of additional tons of payload. Good maintenance improves the value proposition with wide-base singles.
The Hadley device adds suspension adjustment capability and reduces cranking work for drivers.
A little while back, Equipment Editor Jim Park tested out Cummins' latest diesel engine, the X12. Are smaller displacements the engine trend of the future? Cummins seems to think so and is hedging its bets on the question.
Slips and falls constitute a major cause of injuries and worker’s compensation claims for drivers, and while that usually applies to trucks and tractors, it also includes trailers. Many trailers are bought with no clear way to climb aboard, so drivers do the best they can.