May 2017

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Six Steps to Thwart Cargo Theft

“Cargo theft hasn’t necessarily gotten worse lately, but there is more sophistication on the criminal side than 20 years ago when it was strictly a crime of opportunity,” says Eric Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress. But there is much motor carriers can do to help protect customers’ goods and their own assets and employees from heists.

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There's An App for That

There's An App for That

There’s a vast array of applications that truckers and trucking companies can tap into to work more efficiently, profitably, and safely.

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Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

Stability control and collision mitigation systems depend on a fully functioning brake system...

With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly maintained foundation brakes or inadequate friction material.

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Commentary: Get Ready for Trucking's Future

Jack Roberts

The only certain thing about the future is that some companies will figure out how to make money using emerging transportation technology. Will your fleet be one of them? Commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

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Commentary: Behind the Scenes With a Non-OE Aftermarket Parts Maker

There is a debate about the difference between OEM and aftermarket replacement parts, with many people thinking aftermarket parts manufacturers can't provide the quality, availability, and warranty as OEMs. At least one aftermarket parts manufacturer thinks that is changing. Commentary by Aftermarket Contributing Editor Denise Rondini.

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What's Ahead for Wide-Base Single Tires?

Wide-base single tires could start showing up on vocational trucks such as refuse haulers under...

Could the next round of greenhouse gas reduction rules push more fleets over to wide-base single tires? It seems likely, given not only their relatively low rolling resistance but weight savings as well.

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Drop Deck Decisions

A Mac Trailer aluminum drop deck’s transition area includes the 90-degree step (upper left) and...

Special cargos require specialized trailers, and one is the drop deck, whether made of steel, aluminum, or a combination of the two.