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Skilled Driver Saves Semi from Being Blown Over
NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem
The Little Engine That Did

The Little Engine That Did

Fans of old engines and machinery would have been thrilled to find this working, 95-year-old engine on display at the the 40th anniversary celebrations of Cummins Jamestown, N.Y.. assembly plant. It's believed to have been among the first engines ever produced by the Cummins Engine Co., hand-built by Clessie Cummins himself. Jim Park has more in his "On the Road" blog.

September 8, 2014

Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features

Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features

Cummins will have its new 2013 engine line up at this year's Mid-America Trucking show, boasting 2% better fuel economy, along with some new gearing recommendations to increase fuel economy and lower operating costs.

March 20, 2013

Kenworth Launches T880 Vocational Truck, Adds Regional T680
Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go

Tony the Truckstop Tiger has to Go

Tony, a 550-lb, 12-year-old Bengal-Siberian tiger that lives in a 40 by 80 foot pen at the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, La. may soon need a new home.

April 29, 2013

Do You Have a Will?

Do You Have a Will?

Without a clear statement of your intentions in the form of a will, the state might make these decisions for you, or decide how to divvy up your assets – possibly including your truck if you're an owner-operator. Jim Park blogs about why drivers (and others) need to give this some thought.

February 9, 2017

Trucker Who Saved Motorist After Crash Named Goodyear Highway Hero
Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting enough juice. Maxwell Technologies' Engine Start Module is an ultracapacitor starting system that can prevent that.

June 5, 2013

Cab Maintenance Concerns

Normal service for a big truck virtually guarantees that it will feel and show the effects of age long before you're ready to deal it. That means even the cab of the truck is going to require a little maintenanc

May 18, 2009

A Peek at How Engine Makers Might Hit New Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
Retreads May Soon Be On SmartWay's Green List
Cascadia Evolution, M2 Models Leading Freightliner to “Best Year Ever"
Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing to Expand Minnesota Operations
Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

Research Identifies Barriers to Fuel-saving Technology Uptake

Lack of credible ROI information and reliability concerns are cited as major hurdles to wide-scale adoption of fuel-saving technologies such as 6x2s, idle reduction and tire inflation systems, according to a new report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

September 5, 2013