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SmartValve's a Back-Saver at Meijer Logistics
DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’
Trucking Firms Pledge Support for Guard, Reserve Employees

Trucking Firms Pledge Support for Guard, Reserve Employees

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Scores of trucking company representatives joined counterparts from associations and service providers in affirming their backing of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces by signing a pledge at a meeting during the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

April 4, 2016

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control Looks Ahead to Save Fuel
Fastport’s Military Veteran-Hiring Effort Expands to Retention
Kenworth Lists New Products, Services, Won’t Exhibit at MATS 2016
Thermo King Sets Up Network of Drop Yards
Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage
Transmission Trends

Transmission Trends

The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

April 18, 2014

NPTC Honors 4 Drivers for Long, Safe Careers

Dealer-Fleet Cooperation, Driver Shortage are Vital Issues, ATA Chairman Says

Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014 chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told an audience at the American Truck Dealers’ annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday.

January 28, 2014

6x2 Fuel Savings Average 2.5% in Track and Fleet Tests, NACFE Study Finds

Sleep Apnea CPAP Battery Test Now Underway at Major Fleet, TMC Says

PITTSBURGH -- A field test of battery-powered CPAP devices to combat sleep apnea among drivers is now underway with the help of three suppliers and a major truckload fleet, according to a report at a task force meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

September 9, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

July 30, 2013

Is a Fuel- and Weight-Saving 6x2 for You?

Is a Fuel- and Weight-Saving 6x2 for You?

It’s still an oddball spec in road tractors and you’re not likely to consider it, but the 6x2 – a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total wheel positions – will someday become more common as truck operators look for ways to save fuel and cut tare weight, suppliers think. Today, progressive fleets are testing or embracing it, and it might even be a good choice for some owner-operators.

May 7, 2013

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